The Spirit of Beauty by Serge Lutens

Serge Lutens is is a French photographer, filmmaker, hair stylist, perfume art-director and fashion designer – one of the most creative in the Industry – his vision is beautiful and conceptual, and his women look like pieces of art. Luten’s most well-known for his art direction and photography for Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido in the 1980s.

His last book was published in 1998 and chances to have another one are slim. Serge Lutens was a talented fashion photographer and later became a fragrances genius.

Lutens’s was, in fashion circles, considered a visionary. An 80s version of a modern day ’slasher’ –

His work include many Vogue magazine, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn productions. In the late 60s he made Christian Dior cosmetics famous before boosting Shiseido as a legendary label through his powerful creations that have the strongest visual impact.

We can see clearly that Serge Lutens has an influence of geisha traditions in his work as a make-up artist.

These are a few examples of his work, found in the pages of L’esprit Serge Lutens, a book dedicated to his time spent with Shiseido.