A book written by François Nars, chronicling his evolution from backstage provocateur and supermodel image-maker to one of the most influential creative forces in beauty today.
What it does:
François Nars shares six chapters, devoted to iconic NARS products: Fashion Rebel, Unconditional Love, The Pop Life, Exhibit A, New Order, and Island Fever. The book features 400 pages of exclusive archival photographs, moments, and quotes by François Nars, tastemakers, and celebrities.
What else you need to know:
With art direction and foreword by Fabien Baron, of the famed design firm Baron & Baron, the book reveals François’ world and life-long inspirations. Follow defining moments from the rare perspective of the artist as he revolutionizes cultural standards, collaborates with tastemakers and icons, and electrifies the industry as the Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.
As an expressive photographer, Nars continues his creative scope by shooting his namesake brand’s advertising campaigns, high-fashion editorials, as well as developing personal photography projects. Every chapter reveals the multi-faceted and ever-inspiring artist behind the name, François Nars.
"My work as a makeup artist, creator, and photographer are very connected. It doesn’t matter whether I am taking pictures or working as a makeup artist, my goal is to make people look beautiful and bring out what is on the inside. I truly believe that beauty lies within our characters."François Nars
Makeup artist. Photographer. Iconoclast. Creative visionary François Nars launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 cult-favorite lipsticks in 1994, inspiring self-expression, creativity, and artistry with uncompromising pigment purity and imaginative color. Today, NARS’ boundary-pushing approach manifests from the pigments to the products to the photographed campaigns, shot by François himself—bringing high-fashion, high-style, and forward thinking to beauty.
“Play and try to be a little bit daring. Break the rules.”<br>
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF NARS Cosmetics
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