Francois Nars, The Man Behind The Orgasm, Comes To New York

by Chiara Atik · October 9, 2009

[All photos by CHANCE YEH for PMc]. My college roommate gave me my first NARS Orgasm blush for Christmas one year, and I was SCANDALIZED by the name. Then I tried it on. I now own two NARS blushes, three lip glosses, and my personal fave, the nail polish in, yes, orgasm. So who do I have to thank? Francois Nars, make-up artist and founder of NARS Cosmetics, which celebrated its 15th anniversary yesterday with an event at Saks 5th Avenue and a limited edition NARS Loves New York set. Nars himself was there to sign copies of his book "X-Ray", and promote his newest one, "15 x 15".

The new book features portraits of 15 celebrities, made-up and photographed by Nars himself. Some of the celebrities who appear in the book are Marc Jacobs, Daphne Guinness, Isabella Rossellini, and Amanda Lepore.

Deborah Walters, Francois Nars, Suzy Johnson Suzy Johnson, Francois Nars

Jim Shi Suzy Johnson, Francois Nars