Stylist: Marc Eram
Outfit: custom Moschino by Jeremy Scott
Tailor: Luxtailor
Makeup Artist: Tatyana Makarova using Pat McGrath Labs
Hairstylist: Adir Abergel using Virtue Labs
Shoes: Casadei
Jewelry: David Yurman

Stella Maxwell wore one of the best dresses of the MET Gala 2018 and a lot of people are obsessed with it. Whenever I see a throwback online, this gown reigns supreme, so it was about time that I brought it here too.

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For the Gala, Stella donned a custom Moschino long column dress designed by Jeremy Scott. Following the religious theme of that year, the gown was embellished with visuals of Virgin Marys. A little edge was given by the belts on the sides of the bodice, very much in tune with Moschino‘s irreverent and provocative nature.

1st, 2nd and 3rd picture are courtesy of Luxtailor

She paired the look with Casadei black open toe sandals with a silver metal heel and jewelry by David Yurman.

For her makeup, I was hoping to find a detailed breakdown by the brand makeup artist Tatyana Makarova used for the occasion, instead I found an article by The Italian Rêve and it gave me the basic information I needed anyway.

“When I thought of her makeup for this event I had the painting, The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli in mind. I was inspired by Stella‘s already existing beauty and only enhanced her features” said Makarova.

Sandro BotticelliThe Birth of Venus

A little breakdown:

– The makeup artist mixed different textured products in skin color tone to sculpt the face, putting together cream, oil, foundation, blush and highlight in the same pot.
– As a final touch, a Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003 highlight.
Mothership I: Subliminal palette;
PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil to define the eye shape;
Dark Star 006 eyeshadow to put on the inner corner of the eye;
– several coats of mascara and individual false lashes.
MatteTrance Velour Lipstick in a natural shade.

(We know the details are pretty vague, but this was the best we could do).

We were luckier with the hair part of the look–hairstylist Adir Abergel shared with Virtue Labs‘ blog a little tutorial that will help people achieve the look.

But first, let’s talk inspiration: “I really wanted to bring a certain religious element to the look. The extreme length adds an ethereal element” revealed Adir.

Hugues MerleMarie Magdalene in the Cave, 1868
Anthony Frederick Augustus SandysMary Magdalene c. 1858/60
Nicolas RégnierMary Magdalene c. 1650
Guido ReniSt. Mary Magdalene c. 1630
Jesus and Mary Magdalene

On his Instagram, Abergel shared the paintings that inspired the coiffure, needless to say that they were different depictions of Mary Magdalene by different artists.

Here’s the tutorial:
– To begin, Abergel cleansed Stella‘s hair with the Virtue Labs Full Shampoo to get a clean and weightless texture.
– He then treated the ends of her hair and the hair extensions with the Restorative Treatment Mask to “revitalize the health and suppleness of the hair”;
– after finding a natural center part he applied the Volumizing Whip from mid-shaft through the ends. He then took sections of hair in various sizes and placements and braided them for a natural, undone texture and blowdried the braids, scrunching as he went for added movement. 
– To exaggerate the look he then applied custom sewn hair extensions;
– He finished the look by adding the Virtue Labs Lifting Powder throughout the strands for tease free volume and texture. 

Stella‘s nails were kept natural, the dress took center stage.

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