Marc Jacobs’ Strange Beauty

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012

Marc Jacobs is never one to shy away from a bold beauty moment, in his runway shows or in his campaign imagery. Back in February, Jacobs' go-to face painter François Nars whipped up "very dramatic, very dark, extreme" makeup, reminiscent of Marchesa Casati—an eccentric European socialite who would have probably starred in the Juergen Teller-lensed fall campaign herself, were she still alive. Instead, Marie Piovesan, Ros Georgiou, and Marte Mei van Hasster got into character (Helena Bonham Carter?)—making this the most literal adaptation of the "goth" fall beauty trend we've seen so far.

Read up on how Nars' and Jacobs arrived at the look here.

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  • TheFashionAdroit

    the one in the center, kind of reminds me of Johnny Depp. Edward scissors hands.

  • VotreAmie

    A cross between Edward Scissor Hands and Harry Potter's "Death Eaters" - Very other worldly/undead looking!

  • adamsrice

    I was just going to say these remind me of Johnny Depp...

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Love the prints. The dramatic makeup definitely isn't wearable, but it looks fantastic in these photos--dramatic and (like someone else mentioned) very Tim Burton-esque