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  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up, directed by Margarita Louca, music by encym

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition Wide Overview| Photograph displays an over view of exhibition space- showing mounted painted faces on dark wood displays leant against exhibition walls.

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition Wide Overview| Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition Wide Overview| Photograph depicts a close- up of centre table displaying circular mirrors attached to metal post reflecting the surrounding exhibition

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition Overview: reflective space| Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Circular mirror display| Photograph depicts a close-up of the top of display table that has a reflective copper surface and circular mirrors mounted on posts

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Circular mirror display| Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Floral mask display | Photograph depicts dark wooden panels with floral shape cut out where 5 masks are featured in each circular petal shape

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Floral mask display | Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Interactive installation display| Photograph depicts 3 portrait interactive tablet on wall with shallow shelf below

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Interactive installation display| Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Interactive installation and public | Photograph shows public interacting with mounted tablets

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: Interactive installation and public | Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: UAL entrance, Window display: warpaint| Photograph shows entrance to UAL and black vinyl exhibition advert

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: UAL entrance, Window display: warpaint| Photography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition side View: face installation| Photograph shows person looking at mounted faces on circular wooden displays

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Exhibition View: | Photography by Katy DaviesPhotography by Katy Davies

  • Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Digital Elements| Lead Photograph- shows a black and white photo of a face submerged in marbled paint

    Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up| Digital Elements| Lead Photograph

Past Event

Related Event:
Look Evolution: Make-up workshop with Eoin Whelan

28 May 2015
Opening Time: 10:30 AM

Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up

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30 April – 7 August 2015

This exhibition focused on Alexander McQueen’s catwalk make-up and coincided with the major retrospective of his work, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A. It aimed to unravel the process and inspirations behind the collections by exploring key looks developed by McQueen’s most trusted make-up artists through three recurring themes. Amplified, where facial features are obscured and exaggerated. Deviated, where make-up goes beyond the traditional areas and covers other parts of the body and Stripped, where the look is so subtle it intensifies the meaning of the collection.

The exhibition also explored make-up digitally, working with digital creative studio Holition, visitors were able to try-on a few select looks in a specially created app, using Holition’s new ‘FACE’ technology. In addition, a newly commissioned projection mapping display featured make-up looks that have undergone a transformation through the duration of the catwalk presentation.

Central to the exhibition space was a studio environment, which acted as the activation space for the extensive programme planned for this exhibition. It hosted masterclasses, talks and demonstrations.

 

 

Special thanks to Denise Redd and students of the LCF BA Hair, Make-Up and Prosthetics for Performance.

 

Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up was curated by Polona Dolzan and commissioned by Ligaya Salazar.

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