Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story


A brutally bullied boy from southern Louisiana moves to New York City in the 1980s and transforms himself into the world’s greatest makeup artist. Models had previously done their own makeup, but Kevyn Aucoin’s confidence and charm convinced the fashion pooh-bahs that they needed him to create the aura of ultimate glamour, and he became a new kind of beauty celebrity. Larger Than Life is a delightful deep dive, filled with intimate interviews with Kevyn, the sisters on whom he practiced his craft as a burgeoning fashionista, and the 1980s supermodels he glorified—Linda, Christy, Naomi, Paulina, Cindy, Brooke, and Kate. It also features priceless archival fashion footage, as well as Kevyn, refusing to conform to expectations and just being himself. Kevyn felt that making someone else beautiful was to find the beauty in yourself, and he lived his too-short life by that generous philosophy.  LB

Q&A following screening


Tiffany Bartok


Jayce Bartok, Troy Surratt, Bronwyn Cosgrave


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United States

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102 minutes