With so much evolution occurring with big name fashion Houses, it was only a matter time before luxury beauty followed suit. In extremely welcome news, Hermés has appointed Gregoris Pyrpylis as the new helmer of its beauty space.
Born into a family of pharmacists, beauty is in the blood for Pyrphylis, who commenced his career in 2006 working as a make up artist for MAC in Greece. He then came to Paris in 2012 to become Tom Pecheux’s first assistant. Soon after, he stood out for his talent in enhancing skin and joined Bioderma in 2015, where he became the world’s first make-up artist to represent a skincare brand. In 2018, he was appointed ambassador for Shiseido in Europe.
Known for his technical skills, it is his organic feel for beauty that has captured the industry. Alongside his professionalism and communication with collaborators, he continues to inspire runway shows and photo shoots. Applying his subtle, elegant, and contemporary style to each person, and winning fans with his humility and talent.
The Greek make-up artist will work under the guidance of the President of Parfum & Beauté Agnès de Villers. In a statement, Artistic Director of Hermès Pierre-Alexis Dumas stated, “We are pleased to welcome Gregoris, a make-up artist and artisan, to contribute to building the unique, authentic and sensory language of Hermès Beauty".
Pyrpylis will continue to drive the development of the Hermès Beauty landscape, which launched in March 2020 with the Rouge Hermès gesture and has since expanded with Rose Hermès and Les Mains Hermès. Following the undeniable success of the House's beauty arm, which we have seen over the last two years, there's never been a more opportune time for Pyrpylis to come on board.
With creativity and craftsmanship as his anchors, we can't wait to see where Hermès beauty goes next. Stay tuned for more updates on Hermès beauty and Pyrpylis to come.