Our beauty ideals are formed at a very young age and the art of Serge Lutens most certainly had an impact on me. I spent countless hours trying to look like the beautiful and mysterious women he created, styled and photographed for his legendary Shiseido ads.
The photo shown here is one of my favorites from the book “Serge Lutens” published in 2000- and yes, I still wish I could look this moody, glamorous and sparkly everyday! This fabulously over-sized book shows his work spanning from the 60’s through the 90’s and throughout, his concept of beauty remains constant: theatrically pale skin, dramatic eyes, strong lips, compelling shapes and surreal atmospheres. It’s no wonder he’s had such an amazing career that includes hairstylist, makeup artist, photographer, film maker as well as creative director for Christian Dior, Shiseido and his own luxurious line of cosmetics and perfumes.