Tom Pecheux
Photo: Elodie Daguin for YSL Beauté

YSL Beauté has appointed the make-up master Tom Pecheux as its new global beauty director, following the departure of Lloyd Simmonds.

The French-born Pecheux, who said he was “very pleased and proud” in his Instagram announcement, has been responsible for iconic runway looks for everyone from Chanel to Victoria’s Secret for over 20 years.

“I am delighted to welcome Tom Pecheux as the new global beauty director,” said Stephan Bezy, the international general manager for YSL Beauté. “We are proud to collaborate with such a talent and creative mind.”

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Tom Pecheux
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Formerly the creative director at Estée Lauder and Shiseido, Pecheux most recently did the heavy blue and black eyeliner seen on models for the Elie Saab show at Paris Couture Week.

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YSL Beauté said Pecheux is “much-loved for his ineffable charm, charisma and creativity”, a compliment that will be backed up by backstage beauty journalists, who have ensured that Pascal, Pecheux’s beloved test subject (a small white doll that trots the globe along with its owner), has gained a cult following.

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Tom Pecheux
Pecheux’s muse Pascal

As well as staging memorable moments for catwalk shows – taking inspiration from Chanel’s quilted bags for his look on models at the autumn/winter 2016 show, for example – Pecheux has been the mastermind behind the beauty in magazines ranging from the 1997 Vanity Fair cover featuring Princess Diana to Bazaar‘s own Kim Kardashian and Kanye West shoot in 2016.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK