An invitation into the beautiful and inspiring world of Francois Nars makeup artist, photographer, and iconoclast through an exclusive look at his editorial contributions for leading fashion magazines, personal photography projects, and the groundbreaking vision behind NARS Cosmetics. Francois Nars, the influential French makeup artist and founder of the luxe makeup brand NARS Cosmetics, has continually created new standards of beauty through his bold artistry and unique aesthetic vision for over thirty years. After moving to New York from Paris in 1984, Nars was destined to join the ranks of the most esteemed image makers in the world. He did just that by lending his cutting-edge makeup techniques to high-fashion runway shows, as well as photographing editorial stories for top fashion magazines. Early on in his career, Nars worked with legendary photographers, designers, stylists, and editors, but in 1994, he followed his passion and desire to share his boldly glamorous, rule-breaking aesthetic with the launch of NARS Cosmetics. Curated by Nars himself, "Francois Nars" presents a prismatic assemblage of over 500 photographs celebrating his vision, inspirations, and creative process. This luxurious volume provides unique access into the imaginative life of Nars through intimate reflections by his close friends and collaborators, such as Naomi Campbell, Steven Klein, Odile Gilbert, Charlotte Rampling, Marc Jacobs, and Tilda Swinton; his personal photography projects; and striking advertising campaigns for NARS Cosmetics shot by Nars himself. From the palette to the product name to the campaign image itself, Nars continues to reinvent the definition of modern beauty through a revolutionary approach to makeup."