extreme beauty at paris fashion week
Autumn/winter 15 has entered an alternate dimension, full of two faced, scribble covered people, covered in bejewelled piercings and day-glo make-up. We like you, you're weird.
Forget what you know about make-up, because this season it's all about pushing the boundaries of normality and entering the realm of the surreal. From drawn on faces at Jacquemus to tribal monobrows at Vivienne Westwood, Paris Fashion Week was a study in extreme beauty.
Victorian Chola at Givenchy
Pearls, emeralds and rubies, oh my! Dripping in oversized septum rings and scattered with sparkling face jewels (it's now officially a thing), Pat McGrath's kiss-curled, Victorian chola babes at Givenchy were unlike anything we'd ever seen before.
Tribal Revolutionaries at Vivienne Westwood
Scribbled monobrows, wild forehead doodles, and smudged, shimmery lips - Vivienne Westwood's tribal revolutionaries were a bold and colourful stand against societal notions of beauty.
Art Attack at Jacquemus
From cut out paper masks to drawn on faces, Jacquemeus transported us back to the surreal world of childish innocence, in a nod to legendary cubist artist Picasso.
The Fountain of Youth at Undercover
Deconstructing society's obsession with youth and beauty, Jun Takahashi sent his models down the Undercover runway in nothing but a plastic surgery-like mask, plastered eerily onto their faces.
Acid Dreams at Margiela
Roll up! Roll up! The surrealist circus is in town. Child-like and innocent, with their fluorescent pink lips, yellow eyebrows, turquoise striped eyes, and mask-like features, John Galliano's dreamy heroines set a new standard of beauty.
Text Tish Weinstock
Photography Mitchell Sams