Black [Fashion] History: M.U.A Pat McGrath
Pat McGrath has been proclaimed the most influential make-up artist in the industry by Vogue and other commentators. Though she has no formal training in fashion or make-up, she has an extraordinary talent and is highly demanded by designers and magazine editors worldwide. She was born and raised in Northampton, England by her mother (who was a Jamaican immigrant), Jean McGrath, who she credits for her love of fashion and make-up.
Her career breakthrough came while working on i-D magazine in the early 90s. She has since worked with celebrities such as Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Oprah, and she now regularly collaborates on major fashion advertising campaigns such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Lanvin, Calvin Klein, and Balenciaga. Her editorial work includes regular shoots with Vogue Italia and American Vogue.
I hope to be able to work with her one day!