Last January, Lancôme artistic director Gucci Westman paid a visit to Peter Som's design studio. Together, they poured over Peter’s inspiration board as Gucci began mixing pigments together on the spot, creating the perfect custom shade to complement his collection. “My fall collection was all about rich textures and deep saturated colors – P.S. Kiss is the perfect bold stroke to go with the clothes, but it is still elegant and easy,” says Som.
Backstage at Bryant Park on the day of the show, Gucci and her team painted P.S. Kiss onto the lips of Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam and the other top models walking in Peter’s show. “Peter is such a gentleman and he’s so talented, so the process was really delightful,” says Gucci about the most recent collaboration of Lancôme with emerging design talent which has included Proenza Schouler, Behnaz Sarafpour, Peter Som, Thakoon, Rag & Bone and Chris Benz. “I think the color we came up with is reflective of his clothes—modern and sophisticated, and very pretty.”
- Lesley Scott