Born and raised in Milan, Italy Gianpaolo grew up around makeup. His mother was a representative for Avon and having the opportunity to watch her constantly transform real women piqued his interest in cosmetics at a young age.
Gianpaolo sought out the most prestigious training he could find and was soon regularly working with many Italian design legends including Valentino, Armani and Versace. After working on his own in Milan for a number of years he felt ready to pursue what was destined to become a very successful freelance career in New York.
Since arriving here more than a decade ago, Gianpaolo has become one of the most established and beloved makeup artists in our industry. His affable personality and precision makeup immediately caught the eye of top photographers and beauty editors who have adopted him into the hi-fashion fold. Clients ranging from L’Oreal, Maybelline and Matrix to Bergdorf Goodman and Banana Republic have called on him to create beautiful and timeless images for their brands. His makeup has also adorned the pages of top publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Italian Marie Claire and In Style. Taking inspiration from extensive travel, music and often classic Italian cinema Gianpaolo possesses the unique ability to create any look necessary to translate his clients’ visions.
The resurgence of actors as fashion icons brought Gianpaolo into the Hollywood glamour set where he still reigns as one of the elite names. One of his most loyal clients, Scarlett Johansson, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful women today. In addition to Scarlett, he also works regularly with on screen beauties such as Catherine Zeta Jones, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Bell, Milla Jovovich, and Julia Ormond. Gianpaolo’s effortless talent and flawless touch guarantee that he will be an enduring presence in our industry for years to come.
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