A Kiss From D&G
Tom Pecheux is highly sought after for his sophisticated take on Parisian glamour. Since the beginning of his career thirty years ago, he has worked with legendary fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier,
Tom Pecheux is highly sought after for his sophisticated take on Parisian glamour. Since the beginning of his career thirty years ago, he has worked with legendary fashion photographers such as Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Believing that make-up should enhance natural beauty instead of correct or transform it, Tom Pecheux is highly sought after as a creative consultant. Tom Pécheux has recently created the looks for the Dolce Matte Lipstick and Spring’15 Collection and we got to chat with him about that as well as his work.
Tell us about your experience while working on the D&G campaign?
Great experience! I’ve worked many times with the guys, Stefano and Domenico, on some fashion projects, but never on cosmetic projects, so it was a great time. It all went very smooth. As you know, I have worked in the industry for a while and I had the time to understand what Dolce & Gabbana was all about. They wanted the girls to be very chic, classic and modern and very Dolce & Gabbana.
What did you enjoy the most from this collaboraiton?
The communication; it was very easy and a very pleasant relationship. When everything goes well, when there is no ego, when we all understand and respect each other- I think that played a great role to the campaign’s success. Also, we were looking for the same result-a beautiful result achieved while working with joy and ease. We are so lucky that we work in such a beautiful industry and we turn our passion into a result.
What is your opinion on the D&G campaign?
Well, I worked on it as well. It has a focus on a very spicy, sophisticated woman without vulgarity. Because of the fashion, we worked with a lot of blues, as that was what inspired the collection. Those guys just made my life very easy-they did all the research and it was a strong inspiraiton for me.
Speaking of inspiration, what inspires you at work?
I know what I like, but more importantly, I know what I don’t like. When choosing a lipstick colour, you don’t choose it because of the colour you like, you choose it by pushing away from what you do not like. So if you push away the things that you do not like or are not sure about, it will lead you to the essential of what you should get.
That is how it happened on the project for D&G. They told me that they wanted to develop lipsticks and they asked me for my opinion. I found it interesting and took on the project. You know, it’s a sharing part that was the most interesting for me. I don’t feel good working on my own, because I never work by myself. I always have someone to work with, be it a designer, a face to work on or a somebody. That, for me, is the most precious thing in work. And when that relationship does not work, when it’s run its course, I prefer to walk away. Most important for my inspiration are the people that I work with.
Last question, what is your favourite decade of makeup, 60’s, 90’s, now?
I don’t have any time favourite, because I would say that my favourite time is today. I have been working for years; I have been through many periods; I grew up with the 70’s, I became a make-up artist in the 80’s, I became famous in the 90’s and remained that way in the 2000’s and I am still working now, in 2015. I still love what I do. Every season fashion is inspired by the past and is also inspired from trying to guess the future, and I think all those periouds are very interesting. We live with it and it is almost like being a vampire, soaking up everything that’s around us.