Inge Grognard, Make-up 1989-2005 is a brand new e book from the younger publishing home Zegris Books that showcases the early profession work of make-up’s nice iconoclast. Inge Grognard’s profession launched within the mid-Nineteen Eighties when she turned the make-up artist for the Antwerp Six, together with Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester, in addition to her childhood pal Martin Margiela.
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Since then, Grognard has labored with Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, Hood By Air, Vetements and extra; however the brand new magnificence e book primarily focuses on her work within the Antwerp style scene of the late Nineteen Eighties to the early 2000s, the place she pioneered her signature subversive, do-it-yourself fashion.
Photographs present fashions with a daring painted-on unibrow, or intentionally misapplied mascara, or blanched, monochromatic options. The outcomes are charming and in addition difficult; they pose philosophical questions on our perceptions of magnificence as a lot as they titillate our aesthetic sensibilities.
As Olivier Zahm, co-founder of Purple journal, writes in his introduction for the e book: ‘Grognard’s magnificence revolution is basically feminist. She makes use of make-up as an inventive gesture, an intimate revolt, one that permits every girl to reclaim her magnificence, her internal turmoil, her hidden conflicts, her fragility and to achieve past the masculine crucial of seduction.’
He continues, ‘Her work marked each a brutal break with conventional magnificence conventions and a leap into the long run with an aesthetic that’s nonetheless defining the great thing about tomorrow.’
Certainly, as Grognard’s latest work with Balenciaga, particularly, has proven, she remains to be probably the most modern forces within the trade, continuously reconfiguring our definitions of magnificence.
Inge Grognard, Make-up 1989–2005, £20, zegris.media (opens in new tab)