Katie Gallagher’s Black and White Allure

Katie Gallgher is to fashion what Tim Burton is to cinema. Her dark yet quirky designs (she’s shown her eponymous line at New York Fashion Week just three times) evoke the same sort of whimsy present in the stop-motion animation of Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Their melancholy is spirited, and somehow ironically represented by a utilitarian or humorous twist. The fact that Katie herself reminds me of an NYC version of Lydia Deets has me drawing deep comparisons from all over, and calling her Burton-esque is about as close as I’ve come to putting my finger on her allure. Trust me, I’ve even asked her to dump out her makeup bag (white powder, black liner), and I’m no closer to clearing her air of mystery.

Katie’s Makeup Staples Chanel’s Blanc Universel De Chanel Sheer Illuminator Benefit’s Boi-ing 01 Make-Up For Ever’s High Definition Powder Nars Pencil Liner in Black Moon (any black pencil liner, really) Maybelline Liquid Liner in black

(Headshot Refinery29)

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