BORN: 1951, Sweden
ETHOS: While fashion roars, Mats whispers. Fuss interests him not at all, but silhouette does, immensely. Known in the ’80s for bold geometric lines in pastels, over time his work has morphed into fluid watercolors from which fashions and shadows from light appear as quietly powerful as a midnight sun.
COPILOT: Visionaire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Italian Vogue have commissioned some of Gustafson’s most memorable works.
BEAUTY IDEAL: Confident, serene, unforgettable.