ILLUSTRATION, DE­SIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Beauty -

Jac­ques Guerlain started the vogue for com­mis­sion­ing artists – Darcy, Charnotet, Sevreau – to pro­duce ad­ver­tis­ing. Dior’s re­la­tion­ship with the il­lus­tra­tor René Gruau be­came part of the house DNA. Otto, Olivier Polge’s scent for a can­dle pro­duced in trib­ute to Piero Fornasetti, is as sub­lime

as the artist’s de­signs.

FILM

Caron’s Nar­cisse Noir in­spired Pow­ell and Press­burger’s Black Nar­cis­sus; and Billy Wilder is said to have sprayed the sets of Sun­set Boule­vard with it. Re­cent cam­paigns still of­fer a ver­i­ta­ble fil­mog­ra­phy: Baz Luhrmann and Joe Wright for Chanel; Rob Mar­shall for Lancôme Tré­sor; Anne Fon­taine di­rect­ing Cate Blanchett for Gior­gio Ar­mani Sì; and Wes An­der­son and Ro­man Cop­pola

for Prada Candy.

MU­SIC & BAL­LET

The ta­lented nose be­hind Jean PaulGaultier’s Le Male, Ac­qua Di Parma’s Iris No­bile, and his epony­mous lux­u­ri­ous fra­grance house, to name but a few, Fran­cis Kurkd­jian, has trained in bal­let and is skilled at the pi­ano in ad­di­tion to cre­at­ing breath­tak­ing “ol­fac­tory in­stal­la­tions”. In town to of­fi­ci­ate the

open­ing of his ex­clu­sive fra­grance bou­tique in Grand Hy­att Ho­tel re­cently, the multi-faceted French­man shares his

thoughts on fash­ion and scents.

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