Last Updated on 9th October 2009
FranÃ§ois Nars, founder and creative director of the beauty brand that bears his name, is celebrating the company’s 15th anniversary with a new book.
Combining two of his favourite things, beauty products and photography, the book, named ’15×15′, features portraits of 15 famous faces , including Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rossellini, Daphne Guinness and Amber Valleta , clad in classic Nars products
With each image created to represent an iconic image or person, Nars did both the make-up and the photography for the 15th anniversary book himself.
â€œWhen you do something for 15 years, you want to do something fun but still a nice piece of work. Plus, the Nars brand people wanted me to do something to remind people I’m still here, Nars told WWD.
Browsing through the images , all of which are brilliantly creative , our favourite has to be the Marc Jacob’s portrait, which sees the designer pose in false lashes, red lipstick, tomato-red nails and cartoon-esque tattoo drawings in the Richard Avedon inspired shoot.
As ’15×15′ is set to sell from mid-November for 30 days only at 15x15project.com, it’s also hoped the book will raise brand awareness.
We reckon it’ll do that alright; what a novel notion.