Just when we thought Prabal Gurung's MAC collaboration was one of the most luxurious ones we've seen to date, Philip Treacy has proved us wrong. The famed milliner, whose work has been worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Middleton, Princess Beatrice (remember that Royal Wedding hat?), and many others, has teamed up with the brand to create his own makeup line---a project two years in the making. "MAC has been very supportive of my work for over 20 years. To me, MAC is a futuristic makeup brand," the designer says. "They always push the boundaries and foster future creative talents. So, when they approached me for this collaboration two years ago, I said yes immediately."
Though we have yet to see any of the items from the 12-product range, the stunning campaign images alone give us an idea of what to expect, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that a bejeweled exterior is somehow involved.
"I think all designers share the common problems; We all love colors and are a little bit of a 'control freak.' We love to get our hands on every aspect of our creations," Treacy adds. "MAC allowed me to have complete freedom on the collaborations---from the shades, the look-and-feel, to the campaign visuals. I have to admit that the visual aspect of the collection excites me most. For designers, we care about the photographs much more than a Ferrari." The designer drew inspiration from his own impressive works, and plans to center the products around a trio of color schemes, noting metallic, colorful, and gothic references. The Philip Treacy for MAC collection will arrive in April 2015, so stay tuned for more news as the launch date approaches, and be sure to track the #MACPhilipTreacy hashtag for sneak peeks at the surely-glamorous range.