The makeup artist Maud Laceppe loves to paint a face—just not her own. “Sometimes I’ll wear red lips,” she says. “When I feel tired.” And while the Paris-born New Yorker adores fashion, rarely does she go out in anything dressier than jeans and a T-shirt; for evening, she merely adds her favorite pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps. “It’s my uniform,” she explains. “Cool and timeless.” Her boyfriend, Sebastien Perrin, is equally low-key when it comes to matters of style, pairing Saint Laurent shirts and Rick Owens sweatshirts with beat-up jeans and a pair of Nikes. “I find I always wear something new with something kind of abused,” says the French DJ, who creates runway soundtracks for Bottega Veneta, Oscar de la Renta, and Altuzarra, among others. The two met 15 years ago backstage at a Chanel show. They were working as assistants then—she to the makeup maestro Stéphane Marais; he to the sound stylist Michel Gaubert—and have been dating on and off for the past eight years. It was during an off period that Perrin gave Laceppe the chunky gold Vhernier ring that she wears every day, along with her Hermès bracelets and a tangle of chain necklaces. “I was trying to win her back,” Perrin explains. And, according to Laceppe, “it worked.”
Love and Wardrobe
Umit Benan and Ece Sukan
Benan, in his own designs, with Sukan, in an Umit Benan leather shirt, Merarica skirt, and Emilio Pucci boots, at his Milan apartment. Read more about Benan and Sukan here.
Louis Leeman and Erica Pelosini Leeman, in a custom Gucci jacket, April 77 jeans, and his own loafers, and Pelosini, in a T-shirt, Balmain skirt, and Tom Ford heels, at the Mark hotel in New York. Read more about Leeman and Pelosini here.
Justin O’Shea and Veronika Heilbrunner
O’Shea, in a custom Doyle + Mueser suit and shirt and a Louis Vuitton tie, and Heilbrunner, in an Acne sweater and trousers, in their former apartment in Munich. Read more about O’Shea and Heilbrunner here.
Sebastien Perrin and Maud Laceppe
Perrin, in a Saint Laurent shirt and RRL jeans, and Laceppe, in a Céline top, Phi pants, and Hermès boots, at Perrin’s New York apartment. Read more abotu Perrin and Laceppe here.
Dylan Brant and Chloé Perrin
Brant, in Dior Homme, and Perrin, in a Jil Sander suit and Azzedine Alaïa heels, at the Temp Art Space in New York. Read more about Brant and Perrin here.