MAC Cosmetics senior vice president and creative director James Gager has created some of the most arresting images and products in color cosmetics. Who can forget the brand’s brilliant collaborations with Barbie and Dame Edna, to name just two, or the iconic images of its Viva Glam campaign. This year, Gager marks his 10th anniversary with MAC, a brand he’s helped propel to the number-one spot in prestige cosmetics. His work has inspired countless makeup artists, so to celebrate, we asked Gager to reveal who inspires him. Here, his standout makeup moments unveiled.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"