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Gareth Pugh and MAC Cosmetics collaborate on a makeup collection

June 7, 2011 | 10:00 am



Gareth Pugh, the protege of Rick Owens known for doing intensely dark, goth and zombie-inspired collections has confirmed a collection with MAC Cosmetics to launch in November. 

It may seem an unlikely pairing, especially considering that Pugh’s runway makeup generally consists of powder-white skin, black vinyl raccoon eyes or the blue disc-looking things that sat under models' eyes during his fall 2011 presentation.

MAC is a long-time supporter of Pugh even though he does border more toward the avant garde compared to other, more pop-ish designers they’ve collaborated with (think Alice + Olivia, Heatherette and Liberty of London). The cosmetics company has done the designer’s runway makeup for nearly seven years since Pugh began showing.

The collection will include multiple products and accessories in “special packaging.” This should be one of the most interesting and conceptual collabs MAC has done yet.


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Photos: (Left) Gareth Pugh presents his Fall/Winter 2008 collection of clothes at London Fashion Week. Credit: Kirk Mckoy / Los Angeles Times (Right) A look from the Gareth Pugh Ready to Wear Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 runway shows. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times