Beauty

3.4.2013

BEAUTY: AF VANDEVORST'S HEROINE SPY

A citrus red lip was the thrust of the maquillage at AF Vandevorst by the MAC cosmetics artists, matched with black body paint on the arms and hands and an extreme wig with a blunt fringe. What was the message? The world of AF Vandervorst is highly conceptual, so much so it’s often hard to discern and easier just to receive it for what it is – a collection of elements gathered from literature (The Time in Between by María Dueñas about a spy-come-couturier for wives of Nazi commanders), film (they collaborated with the film-maker Dirk Braekman) and dance (the film showed dancer Lisbeth Gruwez writhing to ambient music) that attempt to combine to produce something unexpected or curious. Like beauty, a result is in the eye of the beholder.

Photography by Tamara Savidi

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