Lan Nguyen-Grealis: Making LFW History with Art & Makeup: The Show

Lan Nguyen-Grealis: Art & Makeup The Show

London Fashion Week is now in full swing, and the After Nyne team is working around the clock to bring you all the news you need to know about (- don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for the latest updates). To kick off proceedings, our Fashion Editor joined a star-studded gathering packed into Freemasons’ Hall to witness Lan Nguyen-Grealis make Fashion Week history – by opening Fashion Scout’s jam-packed schedule with a make-up show…

Lan Nguyen-Grealis: Art & Makeup The Show

Celebrating the launch of her stunning book, Art & Makeup (shot by Rankin), Lan transformed the space into an enchanting fairytale forest, complete with dancing nymphs and live musicians, fit to showcase her breathtaking looks – inspirations ranging from Picasso to Cleopatra – in a live runway show presided over by A-list fans and collaborators including Paloma Faith, who tells us, “She’s not a makeup artist, she is simply an artist”.

Lan, currently the youngest winner of the Golden Mask Award on record, dedicated the show “to the man who said I was only a beautician and makeup is just a bit of slap on the face”. Well, he just got told – no words necessary.

Samantha Simmonds