Kevin Aucoin, Madonna Janet Jackson Kevin, Kevin Okoye discussed on Q
In for, Tom power He was, known as the Michelangelo of maquis Azure a. Real visionary in his field and I'm talking about Kevin Aucoin who is the most influential makeup artist maybe, ever, at the height of his career Kevin was the artist, of choice for supermodels that Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. And superstars like share Madonna Janet Jackson Kevin, acquaint was an innovator and, a rule breaker and he did. Something incredibly rare for a makeup artist he, became, a celebrity in his own right but. Behind all that glamour there was a lot. Of darkness Kevin was bullied and abused at his Louis Louisiana high school for being gay and out and. Later he struggled with illness and addiction Kevin Aucoin died in two, thousand and two at the age. Of forty from complications related to those struggles and now there is a. New documentary about Kevin and his life and it doesn't hold anything back Tiffany Bartok is the director of. Larger than life to Kevin Okoye story She's on a, mission to tell Kevin's life story. And she's here to tell you why hi Tiffany hi how are you Very. Good, thank you. I'm happy to have you, here I wanted to ask you when you first became aware of Kevin Aucoin oh just I my. Background is in makeup and so we always knew that Kevin was sort of the, only one that you aspired to be and he had books that were passed around. Between all of us in the nineties that sort of were how to books that were much much better than, your average you know. How to book and they were really the first ones that. Could be coffee, table books as well super glamorous and beautiful so we always knew about him in the industry for sure and in. Fact he so influential to you? That, this. Documentary came from a conversation you had where you realize not everybody knows him can you tell me that story sure, sure the girl Kelly who was an intern, at the time, we were deciding what project we should be working on next my husband and I, as a production company and you know. I, sort. Of. I rolled about Some thing influencers than something and I said this person thinks that the next capital, Quan she didn't know the reference and I, freaked out and, I was like you millennials own Pulled down all his books and that was that she was, hooked for sure So? Many people can relate? To, that. You meet somebody.