The makeup artist behind Gucci’s very first beauty campaign, Thomas de Kluyver, has released his first book.
The new 144-page “extra unordinary” beauty book All I Want To Be was created over six months. It is a collab with several creatives like photographers Harley Weir and Lea Colombo, poet and model Wilson Oryema and director Ben Kelway.
According to the press release, the book explores, “identity politics, representation, individual expression and other buzzwords that basically add up to people simply being people (in all their remarkableness)” .
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Launching tonight with @idea.ltd at @doverstmarketlondon ! My new book #AllIWantToBe Art direction – @benkelwaystudio Photo – @fumikoimano Thank you so much to everyone that made this happen @harleyweir @zoeghertner @sharnaosborne @oliverhadleepearch @leacolombo @franburns @haleywollens @wilson_oryema @garygillhair @akkishirakawa @soichiinagaki @troycasting @emersondanielle @laurenreynoldsmakeup @holmesprod @takaresaka @akeemjr @artpartner
In addition to working with Gucci, de Kluyver has created runway and campaign looks for other big name brands like Calvin Klein, Kenzo, and Acne Studios, and is currently a contributing beauty editor at DAZED magazine.
The book is launching at Dover Street Market London tonight. Partial proceeds from the book sales will go to Mermaids UK, a British nonprofit that advocates for gender diverse and transgender youth across the United Kingdom.
There are only 750 books available, so if you’re an MUA or need a good book for your coffee table – be sure to grab yours now!