Dior: The Art of Color by Marc Ascoli, Jerry Stafford and Richard Burbridge, Rizzoli This latest Dior tome celebrates a half century of Dior makeup. Written by art director Marc Ascoli (who handles image branding for the likes of Jil Sander and Chloé) and advertising creative director Jerry Stafford, the book reflects on Dior’s historic makeup collections and features beauty shots by photographers Richard Burbridge, Irving Penn and Guy Bourdin. From glamorous reds to edgy metallic golds and ladylike pinks, the book brings Dior makeup fans on a bold and bright artistic journey.
François Nars by François Nars, Rizzoli With bestselling buys like the muchloved Orgasm blush and celebrity pals like supermodel Naomi Campbell, François Nars and his beauty label have become major players in the fashion and beauty worlds, from working the runways at New York Fashion Week to designing the faces for the red carpet at awards shows. Born in the South of France, François Nars began his journey as a makeup artist and photographer, studying at the Carita Institute beauty school in Paris before launching his eponymous makeup line in 1994. This book, compiled by Nars, includes 500 photos that explore his artistry, as well as commentary from insiders and friends like designer Marc Jacobs and photographer Steven Klein. It’s a fascinating look at a fashion and beauty master.