Duplicity is not exactly a virtuous quality, far from it in fact. Society tends to hold itself to a higher standard, one which values honesty, straight talking, etc. When used in another context, say beauty and the application of the latest powders, blushes, and eyeshadow, duplicity or double-dealing (double jeu) takes on an entirely new meaning. In the case of this story, double jeu refers two different beauty looks on a single model. There are few better to rehabilitate the term than Grace Hartzel does in the pages of the November 2014 issue of Vogue Paris in a beauty story by Mario Sorrenti. Grace possesses a singular beauty, one which whole cosmetics lines are developed and brought to market in a vain attempt to achieve what nature does so effortlessly. What is remarkable about this pair of portraits is how with little more than subtle change in application of Yves Saint Laurent makeup a truly dramatic transformation can be achieved. Duplicitous, hardly, nothing could be truer than Grace Hartzel.

Credits include: Publication, Vogue Paris November 2014; Title, “Double Jeu”; Magazine text, Frédérique Verley; Photography, Mario Sorrenti; Styling, Suzanne Koller; Hair, Shay Ashual; Makeup, Aaron de Mey.

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Paris November 2014 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Paris November 2014 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Paris November 2014 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Grace Hartzel | Vogue Paris November 2014 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)