YSL Beauté Signs Tom Pecheux As Global Beauty Director

BY Sian Ranscombe / Jan 26 2017 / 00:20 AM

The man behind the make-up started his role on 1 January

YSL Beauté Signs Tom Pecheux As Global Beauty Director
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Tom Pecheux backstage at Victoria's Secret with Alessandra Ambrosio

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

French-born Pecheux, who said he was "very pleased and proud" in his Instagram announcement, has been creating 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."

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

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

Pecheux's Muse Pascal

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As well as creating memorable moments for catwalk shows – last year taking inspiration from Chanel's quilted bags for his look on models at the autumn/winter 2016 show – 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.

Via Harper's Bazaar UK