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First Look: Nars Andy Warhol Holiday Collection

Photo: Women's Wear Daily

The Debbie Harry eye and cheek palette.

Andy Warhol's 15 minutes aren't up just yet.

That's great news for Nars fans, who will no doubt be racing to beauty counters this fall in pursuit of the brand's Warhol-inspired color cosmetics range.

Women's Wear Daily has a sneak peek at the line designed in collaboration with the Warhol Foundation. On October 1, Sephora will launch an exclusive selection of bold pieces inspired by Warhol's pop art work, from a $65 Debbie Harry Cheek and Eye Palette to a $55 lip gloss set packed in a soup can container. Compacts bear Warhol quotes on the mirrors, and the late artist's lip and floral prints will also be featured.

By contrast, a second range that will hit department and specialty stores on November 1 will have a sleeker aesthetic inspired by Warhol's films Silver Factory. Up for grabs is the $200 Silver Factory set packed with a new Multiple shade, new eye shadow hues, a Chelsea Girls Pure Matte Lipstick, Desire Blush, eyeliner, and brushes.

Photo: Women's Wear Daily

A Warhol-inspired compact.

Muse Edie Sedgwick is honored with the $75 Edie set, which features a film canister printed with an image from a screen test the actress did with Warhol. Meanwhile, transvestite Candy Darling has inspired the Beautiful Darling set, a makeup bag packed with a Candy Darling nail polish, Femme Fatale Duo Eyeshadow, and Woman in Revolt Larger Than Life Lip Gloss.

Both collections will be accompanied by a 16-piece holiday color cosmetics collection encompassing $18 nail polishes; $26 Larger Than Life lip glosses; a $28 Satellite of Love highlighting brush;  $24 Soft Touch Shadow Pencils; and the $23 47th Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner.

The broad range of the collection speaks to François Nars' devotion to Warhol's legacy.

"I have always surrounded myself with Andy’s work and even paid tribute to him in my past collections—Edie Eyeshadow, Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer, etcetera," the makeup guru tells WWD, adding that he first discovered the artist at the age of 12 or 13.

"This just seemed like the right time to do [a bigger effort]. Even more than 20 years after his death, Andy continues to be one of the most influential figures in both contemporary art and pop culture. Andy said, ‘If everybody’s not a beauty, then nobody is.’ This is the same sentiment I wanted to bring to life with Nars—a forward-thinking attitude toward beauty, and the encouragement to inspire self-expression, creativity, and artistry in the women who wear it. It seemed like a natural fit to create a collection that Andy himself might have a hand in if he were alive today.”

No doubt. Our platinum wigs are on standby.





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