Francois Nars Celebrates

Mimi ON Nov 11, 2009 AT 11:32 am

Marc Jacobs and Isabella Rossellini

Marc Jacobs and Isabella Rossellini

The godfather of the make-up world, Francois Nars, and founder behind the brand NARS, is celebrating 15 years in the beauty business with the launch of a limited edition portrait book and worldwide online gallery.

The book, 15X15, features 15 famous faces from the fashion world including: Marc Jacobs, Isabella Rossellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amber Valetta, Daphne Guinness, and Naomi Campbell. Each famous photograph was inspired by a classic NARS product and inspiration for each shot was based on an iconic reference, chosen by Nars. He personally did the make-up and photographed every portrait, while each star chose their own NARS product to embody.

“I wanted people who reflected my taste, friends and people I admired for their look and talent.  I love the way Marc looks, but also what he is and does. I tried to pick people not just for looks, but for talent.”

Shalom Harlom and Jennifer Jason Leigh

Shalom Harlom and Jennifer Jason Leigh

One of the best portraits is Marc Jacobs, who chose Dovima Nail Polish for his shoot, which was inspired by the early Richard Avedon photos of China Machado. We see him in false lashes, red lipstick, and cartoon tattoo drawings. While Isabella Rossellini is embodying the green NARS Misfit Duo Eyeshadow, Shalom Harlom choose Jolie Poupée Duo Eyeshadow and Jennifer Jason Leigh chose Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil.

All the proceeds go to charity, but you’ve got to hurry because starting November 12th only 1,500 copies will be sold for only 30 days at

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