It’s the element of surprise that still drives the beauty brand today. BAZAAR learns from Mr. François Nars how Man Ray’s dualistic, dreamlike portraits come into play in the Man Ray x Nars collaboration.
Why did you decide to dedicate an entire collection to Man Ray?
For the past five years, we have done collaborations with different artists, from Andy Warhol and Guy Bourdin, to Steven Klein and Sarah Moon. These are artists whom I love, admire, and whose work influenced me as both a make-up artist and as a photographer. I also have great respect for Man Ray; he inspired all the former artists we collaborated with at one time or another. So, it was
an obvious choice to do this collection with the Man Ray Trust. We are now paying homage to the original artist whose work influenced us all.