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Norman Parkinson Photography Coming to Charlotte Tilbury for Her Line’s First Collaboration



It was only a matter of time before Charlotte Tilbury dove into the beauty collaboration game with her namesake line — and she’s doing so in a very unique way. Rather than release new products or have someone be the face of her brand, Tilbury is paying homage to Norman Parkinson by featuring his work on her products. The makeup master teamed up with Parkinson’s family for a collection that will honor the photographer’s famous work, including the iconic Jerry Hall portraits he took for the cover of Vogue‘s May 1975 issue that’s a favorite of Tilbury’s.

“I have always been fascinated and inspired by the incredible work of Norman Parkinson. He is a legendary photographer that, in the fashion world, we turn to again and again as a reference and an inspiration — his work is on every moodboard,” says Tilbury of her admiration for the legend. “His grandson Jake is a close friend of mine and approached me with the opportunity to visit the Parkinson archive. After visiting the gallery of 750,000 negatives and 3,000 original prints, we came up with the idea of creating a limited-edition line in homage to his grandfather’s incredible body of work. I’m so proud of how each piece looks — like covetable vintage compacts that you can be proud to use in public,” she explains.

The iconic Jerry Hall cover served as the inspiration for the makeup bag and a new version of the Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette (a cream formula) that will feature images of the model shot by Parkinson. “Parkinson’s ability to capture light hugely influences how I think about make-up — that whole soft-focus look. As an artist, a lot of my tricks start with a play on light and dark to enhance and re-shape the facial framework. This new cream texture contouring palette is inspired by the natural fall of sun light and shade on one’s face,” says the makeup pro. 

Vogue U.K. announced the news yesterday with this Instagram picture, featuring a sneak peek at the upcoming collection.

[via Vogue UK]