MAKEUP ARTIST. PHOTOGRAPHER. ICONOCLAST.
Experience every facet of François Nars' exhilarating story in this photo-biography, which richly chronicles his evolution from backstage provocateur and supermodel image-maker to one of most influential creative forces in beauty today.
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
Francois Nars, who grew up in southern France and studied makeup artistry in Paris, introduced his NARS collection in 1994, consisting of a dozen highly pigmented lipsticks. Cult status came almost overnight, and over the years the line has expanded to include a full range of makeup, including the versatile Multiple stick, along with beauty tools and skin care. The multi-talented Francois Nars has photographed his own advertising campaigns since 1996.