Last Updated on 9th October 2009

Marc Jacobs in Nars shoot
François 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.

“When 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.

“There’s something different on every page, said Nars, who’s beauty products are a hit with many A-listers, including America Ferrera and model Nina Malone. “You don’t get bored.

As ’15×15′ is set to sell from mid-November for 30 days only at, it’s also hoped the book will raise brand awareness.

We reckon it’ll do that alright; what a novel notion.


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