To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Nars have revealed their fall “Audacious Lipstick Collection” which features 68 year-old British actress Charlotte Rampling. A long standing fan of Rampling and a connoisseur of European cinema, Francoise Nars took the portrait of Rampling for the campaign himself, and procured the services of makeup artist James Kaliardos and hairstylist Didier Malige. Of the Melancholia star Nars told WWD, “Charlotte’s ability to transform is unparalleled… Whether captured in pieces of artwork, through the lens of a magazine photographer or on the big screen, she has an amazing power to encompass a character.”
While celebrating a woman in her late 60’s is not a unique statement in the fashion world (most recently, Marks & Spencer featured Dame Helen Mirren in their “Leading Ladies Campaign”), it is certainly still rare. We at SheRa Mag welcome more fashion and beauty labels that celebrate not only youth and beauty but rather the entire spectrum and timeline of the female experience. Nars’ edgy decision to exclusively feature Rampling as the face of their latest lipstick line is a step in the right direction. And a classy one at that.