Sep 16, 2009
The Look We Loved: Donna Karan
It was just a few seasons ago that makeup artist Pat McGrath sparked a lust for inky-black sixties-inspired liquid liner. At yesterday’s Donna Karan runway show, she turned the trend on its ear by rimming the eyes with a thick, winged line of bright white theatrical paint instead. “Why do black again?” said McGrath, dipping into a pot of creamy snow-colored fluid with an angled brush and dragging it along model Lily Donaldson’s (right) upper-lash line. “It’s a different way of bringing focus to the eyes, and there’s a pureness to white that suits the spring collections.” With an otherwise neutral face—a hint of rosy blush on the cheeks, a muted nude lip—or one of Stephen Jones’s amorphous, cloudlike hats, the look was at once otherworldly and pragmatic.