Joanne Gair

Joanne Gair is an artist and imagemaker who has emerged as the premiere make-up artist/body painter in the world. Originally from New Zealand, Gair has worked worldwide with the top photographers, directors, supermodels and celebrities. Her list of clients includes Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Christina Aguilera, Olivia Wilde, Demi Moore, Kate Upton, Lady Gaga and Martin Scorsese. Her work with Madonna spanned 10 years and includes numerous music videos, the Blonde Ambition Tour and its subsequent feature documentary Truth or Dare.

Gair’s extensive work with editorial (Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Black Book, Harper’s Bazaar), fashion campaigns (Donna Karan, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Guess, bebe) and cosmetic companies (L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Oil of Olay, Rimmel and M.A.C. Cosmetics) has established her as a fixture in the fashion industry. The August 1992 issue of Vanity Fair, featuring Demi Moore wearing nothing but a suit of body paint, earned Gair worldwide recognition and put her at the pinnacle of the body-art genre. The brilliantly painted swimsuits in the 1999 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featured a 12-page layout using six models as the canvases. Her work has now become a yearly fixture in the SI Swimsuit Issue.

In an industry besieged by trend followers, Gair has established herself as the trendsetter.

Sat. 4 - 5 p.m.

Celebrating the works of beauty icon Joanne Gair

(Pier 94 Stage)

Joanne Gair is an artist and imagemaker who has emerged as the premiere make-up artist/body painter in the world. Originally from New Zealand, Gair has worked worldwide with the top photographers, directors, supermodels and celebrities. Her list of clients includes Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Christina Aguilera, Olivia Wilde, Demi Moore, Kate Upton, Lady Gaga and Martin Scorsese. Her work with Madonna spanned 10 years and includes numerous music videos, the Blonde Ambition Tour and its subsequent feature documentary Truth or Dare.

Gair’s extensive work with editorial (Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Black Book, Harper’s Bazaar), fashion campaigns (Donna Karan, Versace, Victoria’s Secret, Guess, bebe) and cosmetic companies (L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Oil of Olay, Rimmel and M.A.C. Cosmetics) has established her as a fixture in the fashion industry. The August 1992 issue of Vanity Fair, featuring Demi Moore wearing nothing but a suit of body paint, earned Gair worldwide recognition and put her at the pinnacle of the body-art genre. The brilliantly painted swimsuits in the 1999 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue featured a 12-page layout using six models as the canvases. Her work has now become a yearly fixture in the SI Swimsuit Issue.

In an industry besieged by trend followers, Gair has established herself as the trendsetter.