THE BIG SHOT: Nars has unveiled its fall Audacious Lipstick Collection campaign as part of the company’s 20th anniversary, featuring a portrait of British actress Charlotte Rampling that François Nars took. Nars, a known cinephile, often references movies in his collections and product names. He had been a longtime fan of the actress. “Charlotte’s ability to transform is unparalleled,” he said. “Whether captured in pieces of artwork, through the lens of a magazine photographer or on the big screen, she has an amazing power to encompass a character, ” he said. He photographed Rampling in New York, enlisting artist James Kaliardos for makeup and hairstylist Didier Malige.
The ad is slated to appear in Vogue, Grazia, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Elle and Marie Claire throughout the U.K., Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, beginning Aug. 15.
This story first appeared in the August 1, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.