For all its glamour, Hollywood—both the industry and the Los Angeles neighborhood—has constantly possessed an even undercurrent of eclectic grit. And nowhere is that aggregate extra apparent than on Hollywood Boulevard, where the shimmering marquees of iconic theaters and the neatly-known person-embedded Stroll of Fame coexist with seedy vacationer outlets and wax museums.
So it became once becoming then that for spring 2022 Gucci would glean over a entire stretch of that very boulevard to showcase its Hollywood-inspired Like Parade assortment, a glitzy-gritty mash-up of shimmering vitality suits, oversized furs, boudoir sprint clothes, Western hats, and tiaras—and even extra becoming that the elegance appears to be would apply suit.
“The assortment is de facto inspired by Hollywood all the way by strategy of the total eras—it’s very grand encompassing of L.A. as a entire,” explains Thomas de Kluyver, world makeup consultant for Gucci Magnificence. “There were so many iconic Hollywood moments, but we wanted to attain a brand recent Hollywood, to glean inspiration from the past and join it with things from unique tradition that felt very unique.”
To that cease, De Kluyver wanted to imprint at glamour while maintaining it unique—nothing too matte or refined. Pores and skin became once left almost bare—first prepped with Gucci Sérum de Beauté primer, then perfected with merely a contact of Fluide de Beauté Fini Naturel basis—to enable every fashions’ natural glow to shine and lively points to showcase by strategy of. “Persons are the usage of makeup as a assemble of self-expression—it’s in point of fact about rising your enjoy identification,” De Kluyver says of the ability. “We did no longer want to present each model the identical look.”
Aloof, there were heaps of by strategy of lines to join the dots. In a nod to fashioned 1930s blonde bombshell Jean Harlow—“but nonetheless a piece futuristic”—brows were bleached and left undefined. Lipstick became once blended high on the cheekbones in blurry washes and blotted onto the mouth in shades of either pale peach (210 Julie Purple), dark (700 Crystal Blac), or traditional crimson (25 Goldie Red) the usage of a huge brush, then finished with a reflective smear of Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière gloss. (Lipstick in actuality had a starring characteristic; sooner than the showcase, guests were despatched a tube of the emblem’s signature 25 Goldie Red Rouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick alongside with their sealed-with-a-kiss invites.) And on eyes, De Kluyver blended as a lot as four shades from the Palette Beaute Des Yeux Eyeshadow Palette to attain a shimmery wash that’s “almost its enjoy recent coloration” the total ability as a lot as the barely-there forehead sooner than anchoring it all with Stylo Contour Des Yeux Khol Eyeliner in Anthracite and a double coat of Mascara L’Obscur in Eve Black on high and bottom lashes to attain a huge-eyed, ingenue cease.
Nonetheless as is so recurrently the case in Hollywood, the very most attention-grabbing appearance became once in point of fact a cameo: the guts-shaped spots that De Kluyver hand drew on some fashions the usage of Stylo Contour des Yeux Eyeliner in dark as a finishing contact. “Rather than the traditional elegance space, we wanted to contain puny love bombs—mischievous, cute,” he says. And admire the showcase’s environment, glamorous—but moreover merely a puny gritty.
Gucci Sérum De Beauté Fluide Soyeux Serum
Gucci Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Magnificence Atmosphere Powder
Gucci Poudre De Beauté Éclat Soleil Bronzing Powder
Gucci Beauté Des Yeux Floral Eyeshadow Palette
Gucci Stylo Contour des Yeux Eyeliner