François Nars has dedicated the NARS holiday collection this year to 20th-century master Man Ray.
The influence of French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin’s work on the global creative community is indisputable. Both stunning and controversial, the scenes Bourdin captured in the sixties and seventies were sexual and surreal, sometimes dark and violent, and laced with saturated colours.
If, as iconic pop artist Andy Warhol said, everyone is famous for 15 minutes, then he’d be pleased to know that the makeup line François Nars has created to honour the 25th anniversary of his death will last longer than that.
Lana Turner was a dame who understood the power of the pout. In The Postman Always Rings Twice, her lipstick case rattles along a café floor toward a rugged John Garfield. Her manner poised and hand outstretched, Turner waits for Garfield to bring it over; when he doesn’t, she saunters by, grabs the case from his hand, applies her lipstick, then hits the road.