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François Nars, Party Monster

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Last night, we bore witness to one of the more epic beauty-and-fashion parties we’ve attended to date. Together in one room were supermodels old and new and rag-trade megastars (see Theyskens, Olivier, and Jacobs, Marc), not to mention one very bedazzled Amanda Lepore—all of whom gathered to celebrate the launch of François Nars’ new photo book, 15×15. The highlight of the night, aside from seeing Nars’ beautiful portraits projected in super-size onto a huge white wall, was watching Daphne Guinness take the bathroom stairs in a pair of completely impractical but entirely unforgettable Alexander McQueen platforms, with not a hand on the banister for assisted balance. It was impressive, to put it mildly. Click here to read our complete party coverage.

Photo: Courtesy of 15×15 by François Nars

Nars At 15

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When we chatted with François Nars last spring after his heralded return to the world of backstage beauty, he was just as excited to talk to us about cameras as concealers. The face painter, who moonlights as a shutterbug, has published two different photography books and will be debuting his third effort next month. “It’s the same approach,” Nars says of his favorite mediums. “When you make up someone you want them to feel good and beautiful. With photography, it’s the same: Make the light beautiful, have fun.” 15×15, as his new tome is called, will be available for 30 days only when it bows in mid-November, and there’s a countdown to its release currently in progress at www.15x15project.com. The celebrity portraits in the new book channel iconic images, people, and emotions while giving some face time (or nail time, as the case may be) to a classic Nars product. That would be Nars Dovima lacquer on Marc Jacobs, who is re-enacting a sixties-era Richard Avedon photo above. Other friends of the brand, including Isabella Rossellini, Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness, and Olivier Theyskens, also make cameos. Something to add to your holiday wish list, for sure. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Nars Cosmetics