NARS Announces Its Next Big Beauty Collab

Steven Klein - P 2015
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Steven Klein - P 2015

It’s with renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein.

Considering the last holiday season saw cult favorite cosmetics brand NARS producing a Guy Bourdin collection, it's no surprise this year's is slated to be a collaboration with another iconic fashion photographer: Steven Klein. The brand's founder, Francois Nars, seems to be making a habit of consistently coming up with fresh, edgy personalities to partner with for coveted and truly collectible products.

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The renowned New York–based lensman is perhaps best known for his work with Madonna, as well as his dark, often seductive or dangerous-feeling editorials for glossies like Vogue, i-D and W. We expect nothing less of the forthcoming limited-edition, 23-piece collection, which Nars asked him to create for the holiday season.

"Steven is one of the most disruptive, fearless photographers of his time," says Nars, himself a respected photographer, in the announcement of the NARS Steven Klein Holiday Collection launching in November. "I love his work — his ability to strip down and expose his subjects, to create shocking visual narratives that are never what they seem."

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Like with previous Andy Warhol, Phillip Lim and Christopher Kane collections, it's safe to expect products and shades that represent Klein's unique, sometimes controversial approach to beauty. As for the packaging, Nars and Klein are collaborating with Fabien Baron of Baron & Baron to make sure it's both spontaneous and captivating. Like all of Klein's work, it's sure to make a splash.