Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland and Marisa Berenson’s careers were all launched by late illustrator Antonio Lopez, and now the three models have teamed up to front a new MAC make-up collection dedicated to his work.
Lopez died in 1987, aged 44, but made his mark on the fashion landscape via his distinctive illustrations for fashion houses and publications such as Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Vogue. Lopez also lived with Hall in the Seventies, having discovered her when she was a 17-year-old student, and worked closely with Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Piaggi and Andy Warhol.
“Our collection with Antonio Lopez is symbolic of a time when indulgence was at its peak… there was a magic to his world and a time in history that hasn’t been recaptured. I think people are lusting after that glamour, which is difficult to come by today,” said James Gager, senior vice president and group creative director for MAC. “So, we felt this was the right moment to reintroduce Antonio Lopez’s work to a wider audience, and the world to these women, who are still iconic and look really fantastic. They are steeped in an age that we are all intrigued by.”
The new MAC Antonio Lopez collection pays tribute to his work with a limited-edition make-up bag, mirror, tote and make-up compacts all printed with his vibrant watercolour illustrations. Eye, lip and face palettes come in the striking violet, teal, fuchsia and gold of his Seventies and Eighties heyday, each bearing the face of one of his model muses.