Why Pat McGrath and Naomi Campbell Instantly Connected Nearly Three Decades Ago

Imagine a world where Naomi Campell is your biggest fan. She hypes up your technicality, raves about your creations like they’re pieces hung in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and acts like it’s a national holiday every time you drop a new product. Only Pat McGrath can relate.

Sure, Campbell has just named the first-ever face of Pat McGrath Labs alongside the launch of the new Divine Rose collection, but her praise of the legendary makeup artist is backed by nearly three decades of friendship and respect.

In August 1994, the duo met at an i-D Magazine shoot with Kate Moss. The set was the streets of New York City’s Meatpacking District after dark and marked one of McGrath’s first shoots in the city. She was “dying” to meet Campbell. The model was relieved to finally find a makeup artist who understood how to work with her complexion. Between looks,

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