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Introducing Daphne Guinness for MAC Available December 26, 2011 through February 9, 2012.
DAPHNE GUINNESS FOR MAC
This is the first glimpse into the palette and colours imagined and created by Daphne Guinness. Daphne is her art. This is part of her discovery and evolution. “This collection is a window into my imagination.”
Celebrity Inspired Makeup. NARS Q&A With Daphne Guinness!
When it comes to describing fashionista Daphne Guinness, the passion of Founder & Creative Director François Nars knows no boundaries. And when it came to designing and photographing this futuristic makeup look for Fall 2010, François created a look worthy of his leading lady. It was only fitting that Nars chose to name an eyeshadow after his muse, Daphne, a color that is as bold and beautiful as the woman for whom it was named. To magnify the arresting impact of the magnificent Ms. Guinness, Nars designed and photographed her in a kaleidoscope of mirrors, creating a virtual funhouse of reflective images.
NARS introduces its Fall 2010 Collection, an assortment of bright, matte colors and cool shimmering shades. The collection features François Nars’ inimitable muse Daphne Guinness in the campaign.
Throughout his illustrious career, NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars has been inspired by iconic beauties whom, he says, “are larger than life, unforgettable and posses an elegance that’s timeless.”Perhaps no one fits that description better than Daphne Guinness, Nars’ mesmerizing muse and inspiration for the NARS Fall 2010 campaign. Sexy, sultry, daring and decadent, Daphne “is the ideal icon to capture Fall 2010’s old-Hollywood meets futuristic look,” says François.
Amber Valletta as Catherine Deneuve wearing Belle de Jour Lipstick
Supermodel Amber Valletta has walked hundreds of runways, appeared on countless covers, and has been the face of Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace. She has also appeared in many films such as What Lies Beneath, The Family Man, and Hitch, and works internationally to raise awareness about the dangers of mercury in our waters. She appears as legendary French model and actress Catherine Deneuve in her most iconic role as a housewife turned prostitute in 1967’s Belle de Jour. She wears Belle de Jour Lipstick, a demure sheer beige. “I really wanted to use Belle de Jour—it’s one of my favorite shades and perfect for this fun, young interpretation of Catherine Deneuve,” says François. Proceeds to benefit The Friendly House.
Daphne Guinness in Modern Edwardian wearing Night Breed Single Eyeshadow
Daphne Guinness is a style icon, socialite, heiress, film producer and fashion designer, and a regular fixture in the most exclusive front rows. She has a legendary haute couture collection, impeccable taste, and never disappoints fashion critics. She appears in modern, glittering metallic Edwardian clothing, hat, and a mixture of Erickson Beamon and her own jewelry. “This look is so Daphne—very sultry, very sexy, very evening—so daring. Daphne can pull anything off—she’s such an inspiration,” says François. She wears the Night Breed Single Eyeshadow, a black with silver glitter hue that can be worn sheer or layered as it is here—perfect for creating a little drama. Proceeds to benefit Meath Women’s Refuge & Support Services.
Marc Jacobs as China Machado wearing Dovima Nail Polish
American fashion designer Marc Jacobs knows a thing or two about icons. He is as famous for his unusual and ingenious choice of models and collaborative partnerships as he is for his stirring designs—at both his eponymous fashion house and at Louis Vuitton, where he serves as Creative Director. He appears as 1960s supermodel China Machado in a photograph taken by legendary photographer Richard Avedon, who has always been an inspiration to François. “China is wearing bright red polish in her 1959 photo, so I wanted Marc to do the same—plus he’s always up for anything,” says François. Marc wears Dovima Nail Polish, named for one of Avedon’s favoritemodels—a very modern, very sophisticated bold tomato red. Proceeds to benefit amfar.
Naomi Campbell as an Iconic Supermodel wearing Taj Mahal Blush
Naomi Campbell was an overnight sensation when she began her career in the mid-eighties, changing the face of the industry as the first black model to appear on the covers of French, British, and Japanese Vogue. She was famously filmed for George Michael’s Freedom ’90 video, as well as for Madonna’s Erotica video, and has appeared on over 100 magazine covers. She is a supermodel in the truest sense. Naomi is the epitome of glamour in an Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci dress, and Taj Mahal Blush, a burnt orange with shimmer. “Naomi is one of the most iconic symbols of beauty today, and I wanted to use a makeup color that would show this by name and by hue. It’s a bright shade, but sheer, so it looks very natural and yet, ultra-glam—just like her,” says François. Proceeds to benefit White Ribbon Alliance.
To celebrate 15 years of iconic beauty for his celebrated brand, Francois Nars launched the NARS 15X15 Project. The centerpiece of the project is the 15X15 book, featuring 15 celebrity portraits, each inspired by a NARS product shade and based on an iconic reference chosen by François (who personally did the makeup and photographed every portrait).
Marc Jacobs & Daphne Guinness
On November 12, 2009 at 8PM EST, the NARS 15X15 website (15X15Project.com) went live, making available for purchase the book and select individual portraits. 100% of the proceeds from the project will be distributed among the 15 charities chosen by the participating celebrities.
Grace Coddington and Marc Jacobs
Women’s Wear Daily reports François Nars is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of his eponymous company by combining beauty products and photography — in a new book. Nars did both the makeup and the photography for the book, “15×15,” due out in mid-November for 30 days only at 15x15project.com. There are two inspirations for each shot, an iconic image, person or emotion and a classic Nars product.
Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs
Photo By François Nars
The book features portraits of 15 celebrities including Marc Jacobs, Isabella Rossellini, Amber Valletta, Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness, Olivier Theyskens, Shalom Harlow, Jennifer Jason Leigh, plus others.
“Basically, I wanted people who reflected my taste, friends and people I admired for their look and talent,” said Nars. “I love the way Marc looks, but also what he is and does.”
Read full article in wwd.com