Glamour Factory…the NPG transformed into a film studio

This Friday, Illamasqua collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the Glamour of the Gods Exhibition and turn the space into a vintage Hollywood film studio for one night only!

With a dress code of monochrome glamour, guests to the event showcased the best of vintage through the eras. However, we all know that no vintage look is complete without the right brow or red lip, and where would a screen siren be if an outfit weren’t paired with that infamous winged eyeliner flick…

Illamasqua hosted vintage transformations for the visitors as part of the ‘Image is Everything’ department, revealing the alter egos and hidden starlets among the many Gallery viewers who queued out of the door for a touch of Illamasqua glamour and a glimpse at our ‘backstage dressing room’ themed space!

Guests were also invited to pose in a black & white photography studio and visit The Broken Hearts Cocktail Lounge for drinks, swing music and cabaret before heading off to take part in vintage styling and drawing classes within the other departments.

Inspired by our Vintage Glamour course, our professional Art Team shared their tips for the perfect vintage looks and an insight into what our School of Make-up Art course offers. 
To celebrate the event and our collaboration with the NPG, we are hosting a competition to win an exclusive place for you and a friend on this inspirational course. To enter click here
The event embraced the Golden Age of Hollywood and added a little Illamasqua twist…

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert