Pat McGrath is one of the most influential and skilled makeup artists in the industry. From the runways of Prada and Dior to legendary Vogue editorials, Pat has created (and shared with us) some of the most beautiful and unique looks you’ve ever seen. We’re not sure where she finds the time, but she’s also the Global Creative Design Director for COVERGIRL, which is what brought her, and us, to the LeSportsac flagship last night to celebrate the launch of their limited edition collaboration.
On display throughout the store, which is filled to the brim with loud prints and bright colors, Pat’s black nylon cosmetics bags with yellow zippers stood out in their simplicity. In fact, they were probably the only pieces in the store we would have considered buying, for that reason. Waiting for Pat to arrive, we decided to examine them. Named “The Pat” and “The Page,” the two styles retail for $28 and $62, respectively, and come with a free tube of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length Mascara, as well as a little booklet with eye makeup tips by Pat.
Swarmed by a mob of adoring friends and fans the moment she walked into the store, we were amazed that we even got a chance to talk to the guest of honor. We’re so glad we did. She is so sweet, charming and energetic, it makes perfect sense that she would have so many admirers. She told us the bags were inspired by the bright yellow casing she designed for the COVERGIRL mascara, as well as the colors used in the Steven Meisel-shot ad campaign she did with Drew Barrymore. We also suspect she has a thing for the color black, which she was wearing from head to toe. She talked about her love for fashion, which inspires a lot of what she does. ”I love your site!” she proclaimed as a friend pulled her away for more pictures. We love you, too, Pat!