Yea or Nay? Rachel Zoe’s Husband Wears More Eyeliner Than She Does
Rachel Zoe and her hubby, Rodger Berman, hit up the Corine Roitfeld for MAC party during Paris Fashion Week. Eyeliner on guys: Love it or hate it?
Paris Fashion Week has been in full swing over the past few days; naturally, this means that in addition to all of the, y’know, fashion shows, there have also been a ridiculous amount of star-studded parties going on in the City of Light. Case in point: LE BAL, the Tuesday night shindig at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild celebrating Carine Roitfeld’s capsule makeup collection for MAC. According to the Hollywood Reporter, guests to the event included supermodel Karlie Kloss, fashion photographer Mario Testino, actress Zoe Cassavetes, designers like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang—and stylist Rachel Zoe and her husband, Rodger Berman. Who, as you can see in the photo snapped at the party above, wears more eyeliner than Rachel.
As such, I would like to pose the following question: Where do you stand on guyliner, Bettys?
To be fair, the theme of the party was “Black Tie and Smokey Eye;” there’s no reason why the “Smokey Eye” bit should be limited women, so in a way it’s kind of refreshing to see Rodger going all out for it. But while I respect him for doing it, that doesn’t necessarily mean I LIKE it.
I’m sort of on the fence about the whole eyeliner-on-guys thing when done right, it’s kind of intriguing, but I think it only works when it’s part of a complete look. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong does this, and unattractive onstage tantrums aside, the eyeliner usually works with the whole punk aesthetic he’s usually got going on. Or at least, I’m willing to roll with it:
When, however, the eyeliner was intended to appear natural but has accidentally been applied with too heavy a hand, it never works. Not even on Richard Armitage in the BBC’s Robin Hood (and believe you me, I LOVE me some Richard Armitage):
I look at pictures like this, and all I can think is, “Oh! You’re wearing eyeliner!” Which, for some reason, is not a problem with things like the Billie Joe pic above. I have no idea why, and maybe it’s just me, but still.
But you know what? At the end of the day, if Rodger Berman wants to rock guyliner, then he should rock guyliner. Good for you for sticking to your guns, Rodger!
Anyway, for Carine Roitfeld’s take on the smoky eye, which factors prominently in her collection for MAC, check out the video below:
Tell us: Where do you stand in the great guyliner debate?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.