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Trendsetters/A-List The bold styles of the 1920s take center stage in The Great Gatsby. All That Jazz Glitz is de rigueur on the faces and tresses of The Great Gatsby. — FRANCESCA MOISIN T he decade roared with sassy dames and dapper dandies. In speakeasies, they jitterbugged, fueled by jazz and gin, forever capturing the hearts of future generations. “The 1920s is my favorite style era,” enthuses Maurizio Silvi, Makeup Designer on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, which hits theaters this month. Under Silvi’s guidance, leading ladies Carey Mulligan, Elizabeth Debicki and Isla Fisher boast the bold visages that defined the epoch. Kohl and rouge had become the rage, in reaction to stifling early 20th-century Victorian edicts, and it was time for nice girls to play naughty. “Jazz Age women were not demure,” laughs Silvi. “So I used MAC products to fashion bold a small role in his film,” reveals the native Roman. “One thing I love about Baz is how fun our work can be.” Like makeup, hair had to be a carefully conceptualized accessory. “Great books exist on the period, and New York society was extensively photographed,” notes Hair Designer Kerry Warn. “My main references were icons like Louise Brooks and Josephine Baker.” What they had in common was the bob. Although many initially feared this snip, barbershops were packed by the mid-’20s with vixens eager to trade long locks for boyish ’dos. “Mulligan is gamine, so her cut was wispy with soft side fringe and a slight front curl,” explains the London-based stylist. The Makeup Designer Maurizio Silvi touches up actress Carey Mulligan. 34 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | MAY 2013 eyes and blood-red lips.”Gatsby ’s e extravagant party scenes required e scores of extras, all in full flapper s regalia, but the artist made each face pop with pink cheeks and fake eyelashes. Gentlemen received attention, too. “One day I was called urgently on set because a background actor needed a mustache,” backg Silvi recalls. He arrived to find Luhrmann, re fully attired in a maître d’hôtel uniform. at “He’d decided at the last moment to play blonde hue resembles cream, while Debicki’s assertive character called for a black, hard-edged, graphic crop. Fisher became the quintessential flapper, with bouncy red curls inspired by the plucky Clara Bow. For more than 300 extras who didn’t want their tresses razed, Warn constructed short rows of pin curls with water and his fingers—a classic 1920s technique. “Watching the lavish Luhrmann scenes come to life and knowing my ideas helped inspire them was rather overwhelming,” Warn muses. COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES Mulligan is gamine,so her cut was wispy with soft side fringe and a slight front curl.”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - May 2013

Beauty LaunchPad - May 2013
Log On
Editor’s Notebook
On The Cover
Runway Report
Salon of the Month
Head of the Class
Giving Back
Mood Board
Save the Date
Easy Does It
Quick Fixes
Free Launch
Quick Tips
Social Network
Advertiser Index
World View

Beauty LaunchPad - May 2013