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Van Smith
Van Smith
Birth: August 17, 1945
Death: December 5, 2006
Van Smith
Birth: August 17, 1945
Death: December 5, 2006

Van Smith was an American costume designer and make-up artist. He worked primarily in the films of John Waters, designing the costumes and make-up for every John Waters film from 1972 to 2004.

The first John Waters film Smith worked on was Pink Flamingos , for which he designed the costumes and make-up for the film's star, female-impersonating actor Divine, as well as the rest of the cast. In this film Smith, along with Waters, created the famous look for Divine which included a white clown face bas and a shaved-back hairline with the eyebrows drawn on the upper forehead. Waters said he wanted Divine's make-up to look like a cross between Jayne Mansfield and Clarabell the Clown.

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