Prefers Tilda Swinton
Francois Nars prefers women such as Swinton, over models. Nars shot Swinton himself for the latest campaign.
I like edgy fashion and strong features. I cannot photograph models that are very weak or too pretty; there always needs to be some strength, so the choice of the model is very important to me. If I don’t like the model I cannot take the picture, and I do not choose “boring” beauty models — I prefer beauty with character.
First Australian boutique
As part of a long-standing collaboration with Mecca Cosmetica, NARS opens its first Australian boutique in Melbourne, next to Mecca Cosmetica’s new flagship location. Mecca Brands founder, Jo Horgan:
This new store is really the best and brightest iteration of what Mecca Cosmetica stands for; an expert edit of the world’s best beauty brands in a beautiful boutique environment with impeccable, specialist service.
Kane gives a sneak peak of his collaboration with NARS during Fashion Week, by using the makeup on his models.
NARS has been a long-standing and valued partner of ours, so this collaboration was an obvious fit. NARS has the same unapologetic aesthetic that is signature to the Christopher Kane brand and I’m excited to share what we’ve created together.
The limited edition collection will launch in spring 2015.
Charlotte Rampling named new face
NARS names Rampling as the face of their latest campaign, which will consist of portrait-style images shot in black and white by founder and creative director Francois Nars.
She is a natural beauty that feels strong, yet relatable. I remember Dirk Bogarde referencing Charlotte’s ‘fabled look’ because of the combination of her beauty and withering gaze. This is what makes her an endlessly watchable mystery.