Designing a make-up look for a show like this is quite intricate, since most of the models are walking for many different designers and often thematic collections. One face for hundreds of different garments, not an easy task. For years now make-up master Inge Grognard is the woman behind that huge responsibility. Grognard is a true leader in her field, who’s been breaking conventional beauty rules for over 3 decades. She is internationally renowned for her trademark out-of-the-box beauty looks. Her early work with designers such as Martin Margiela, Dries van Noten and AF Vandevorst is noted as the peak of the avant-garde make-up looks that dominated international catwalks and magazine editorials in the nineties and early 2000’s.
Today, Grognard is the go-to make-up artist for that other rule breaker, Demna Gvasalia. He is the founder of Vetements and also the current designer of Balenciaga and an alumni of the Antwerp Royal Academy himself. Last year, Inge’s beauty look for Hood By Air’s PornHub-themed collection went viral. She designed what is perhaps fashion’s most X-rated beauty look to date. She did that by placing Egyptian Magic cream, along with MAC’s Mixing Medium and a theater product called Crystal Clear Ice Makeup, all over the models’ faces. This created the illusion the models had perhaps just finished a shift on the set of a porn flick themselves. With a happy ending proudly sticking on their faces as a badge of honour. So what would she turn out for this year’s Antwerp graduate show?