How Pat McGrath Preps For Fashion Week

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The elusive Pat McGrath: a legend in our own time. And in the flurry that is fashion month, she's one of the tougher people to get ahold of—though for good reason, we presume. Luckily, T The New York Times Style Magazine's By The Numbers series has quantified just about anything you may have wanted to know about Pat, all in one easy-to-read infographic (out this week). Let's review, as a pre-game to the madness ahead this week:

After leading the makeup on approximately 1,000 shows, Pat's got packing down: She travels from city to city with as many as 84 makeup trunks, filled with some 2,000 pairs of false lashes (and a whole bunch of signature black headbands). Her largest number of assistants for any given show was 74—an army made more understandable when you learn that her no-makeup makeup look actually takes 10 steps. Low-maintenance she is definitely not.

But what's more interesting—to us, anyway—is what Pat actually does for herself. Rather simply, she uses raw organic honey as a spot for acne and to slow the signs of aging. Then there's her trusty SK-II Facial Masks, which she's been loyal to for the past 20 years. Four hours of sleep at night and she's up and at 'em again. It's just like the old saying goes: “Trends come and go, but Pat McGrath is forever.”

All images courtesy of @ patmcgrathreal. Read more of Pat McGrath, By the Numbers, in this week's T The New York Times Style Magazine.