Born and raised in Milan, 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. He sought 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 in the U.S. more than a decade ago, Gianpaolo has become one of the most established and beloved makeup artists in our industry. His affable personality and precise makeup technique immediately caught the eye of top photographers and beauty editors in the high-fashion fold. Clients from L’Oréal, 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, Marie Claire Italia and InStyle. 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. He works regularly with beauties such as Scarlett Johansson, 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. To see more of Gianpaolo's work, check out his complete portfolio.