Francois Nars, Linda Evangilista and Fabion Baron Host NARS 20th Anniversary

NARS exhibit at the 20th anniversary partyHappy 20th Birthday to NARS Cosmetics! Launched in 1994, NARS Cosmetics started as a collection of 12 iconic lipsticks housed in unique soft0touch packaging which was ahead of its time.  Now, just 20 years later, NARS Cosmetics has become a powerhouse with a range of over 600 products, many we all can’t leave the house without!

Francois Nars, Linda Evangelista, Fabien Baron at Nars 20th anniversary

Some of you may not be aware but since 1996 François has personally photographed all NARS campaigns (minus the ones they commissioned from the Guy Bourdin collection)! By doing so, his signature style has pushed the boundaries of the industry’s traditional definition of beauty — collaborating with many of the world’s most unique and iconic women in order to bring his singular vision for the brand to life.

Francois Nars at Nars 20th anniversary

Having gotten my start in this industry working in NARS’ international division being able to celebrate this milestone with Francois Nars and the team was a huge honor. Hosted during New York fashion week by Francois himself, Linda Evangelista and Fabien Baron it showcased an exhibit of his many ad campaigns.

Celebrating Nars 20th with Simon Doonan
Celebrating Nars 20th with Simon Doonan

François Nars’ has empowered women to explore their personalities through the use of color and texture, and this philosophy has led to countless product innovations including one of our favorites, Orgasm, a peachy-pink shade with a hint of golden shimmer, that started as a blush and has taken a life of its own with a complete line up of products, as well as The Multiple, a multi-purpose color stick for eyes, cheeks and lip.  These two iconic products alone are a must have in every beauty wardrobe!

{Selfies reflecting in NARS’ ad campaigns}

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For the month of September NARS Cosmetics’ Facebook page will be highlighting brand milestones!  Join the conversation by using the hashtag #NARS20 on Twitter and Instagram and following NARS Cosmetics on Facebook by sharing your favorite NARS memories!

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models at Nars 20th
Model Behavior at NARS 20th


Hannah Bronfman dj's NARS 20th Anniversary party
Hannah Bronfman dj’s NARS 20th Anniversary party

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