14/08/2014 12:34 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Backstage Beauty: Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2014

Backstage at Vivienne Westwood's Spring/Summer 2014 show, makeup artist extraordinaire Val Garland greeted everyone by saying, "This is not a fashion show".

Instead, Garland used the words "installation" and "theatre" to sum up Westwood's latest presentation.

Inspired by the Ballets Russes, Westwood asked Garland to make the models look "like started animals". "It's like they're starring in a play, but the play is called 'Chaos'", she told us before the show.


The result? The most bonkers beauty we've seen backstage at the London shows.

"You can't wear this makeup in the street", Garland confirmed, but just in case anyone fancies borrowing the look for fancy dress, she used a sponge to dab on the white paint and her other tool of choice? A feather - for drawing on the detail.


As for the nails - probably the fiercest red talons EVER.

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