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Kabuki

Biography

Make-up artist Kabuki made his Royal Ballet debut in 2015 on Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works.

Kabuki grew up in northern England and was interested in art from a young age, particularly with inspiration from his friendship with Errol Le Cain. His flair for outlandish dress and make-up led him to the NYC club scene, which led to modelling on European runways for Thierry Mugler and performing in Blacklips with Anohni, formerly Antony Hegarty. Catching the eye of Patricia Field, he established the make-up look for Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City. His career since has included make-up for feature films (Party Monster), music videos (‘All the Lovers’, ‘ET’, ‘Where Have You Been’, ‘Princess of China’, ‘Evening in Space’) and pop stars (Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry).

Kabuki’s work has appeared in many major fashion magazines and on runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Previous work for the stage includes McGregor’s Dyad 1909 (Sadler’s Wells, 2009). His make-up collection is available exclusively at MAC.