Stylist: Elizabeth Saltzman assisted by Amelia Levin-Sheffield
Outfit: custom Gucci by Alessandro Michele
Makeup Artist: Kara Yoshimoto Bua using Chanel Beauty
Hairstylist: Ben Skervin using John Frieda
The MET Gala is slowly approaching and we love to write about throwbacks of the event. Would you like to know more about Saoirse Ronan‘s outfit for the 2019 edition?
Ronan served “Mother of Dragons” realness in a custom Gucci all-over sequin gown with dragons embroidered on the shoulders in three-dimensional effect, paired with Gucci Angel Leather platform pumps in metallic gold.
Saoirse accessorized the ensemble with Gucci Le Marché des Merveilles lion head and feline earrings in yellow gold, fire opal and diamonds, and rings with amethyst, diamonds and fire opal.
What always means a lot to me is the thought process behind the looks and makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua was so great to share with her followers the full story:
“‘The Art of Camp’ Mineral Golds, Crystals and Opal.
These colors exist in nature and become an energetic smudge, they compliment the beautiful crystals and gilded golden dragons flaming off her shoulders and the opalescence of the white and green chevron sequence. Gucci has sculpted a story with this gown. With the theme of “Camp” for this year’s MET Ball I intended to keep her look raw yet refined. I chose to deconstruct the camp element to elevate the art and still compliment Saoirse‘s delicate beauty. Simple yet bold.”
The process: “I brought out Saoirse‘s eyes by lining with a soft golden brown eyeliner along the rim of her upper and lower lash line, then blended past the outer eye, smudged and feathered creating a soft yet dramatic shimmering elongated almond dragon shaped eye. I elongated out toward the ears by setting the liner with shimmery gold brass eyeshadow and blending past the liner shape, also using brown instead of black mascara to keep a softer feel, feathering out and elongating the lashes to expand the eyes. To further enhance the glowing golden crystalline feel I dusted glittery shimmer in gold, white opal and bronze across the brow bone, on the inner eye and eyelids under the eye and on the upper cheek bones and temples.”
Bua also provided her followers with a full tutorial of the look on her Instagram (edited for clarity):
– Chanel Sublimage La Crème Yeux and Rose water — spray in hands with a small dollop of cream and blend in hands then blend onto face from around eyes outwards doing a gentle lymph massage to open and refresh the face.
– Contouring with Chanel Duo Bronze et Lumière in Medium to contour the inner/eye bridge of nose;
– Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in 20, for more of a feathery wispy lash look on top lashes.
– Finishing with Chanel Stylo Ombre et Contour Eyeshadow Liner Khôl in Metallic Flash 224 (a shimmery bronze shadow) on top and bottom lash lines to softly yet dramatically bring out her almond eyes, extending out and up slightly past the lash line for an exaggerated almond eye.
– I applied the gold and warm browns from Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette (editor’s note: in Deep) and Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 274 Code Élégants to further set and blend out the shape of the eye.
– To give her eyes a sparkle I used my ring finger to apply on the center of the lid and in a half moon shape above crease to inner eye, a golden opal white highlight with Chanel Ombre Première Gloss Top Coat Eyeshadow in Lunaire and Solaire mixed.
– I kept the brows feathery and separated using the Chanel Le Gel Sourcils – Longwear Eyebrow Gel in Brun 370.
– Chanel Les Beiges Foundation in Light, all over the face and blended under the jawline and neck.
– Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in 53 CHICNESS to give a healthy tinted moist lip.”
Her hairstylist Ben Skervin was inspired by American singer Debbie Harry and used John Frieda products to achieve the cheeky hairstyle.
It’s nice to see Saoirse stepping out of her comfort zone, she is such a sweet, shy woman and she definitely pulled all the stops for this look.