Main image 'Mechanical Dolls' by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia, 2011.

Having collaborated with the crème de la crème of cultural icons – from Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood and Nick Knight to Alexander McQueen and John Galliano – on rule-breaking, disruptive makeup looks over the course of her fruitful 30-year long careerVal Garland is the definition of a beauty industry icon.

Image 'The Dress/Lamp Tree' by Tim Walker, 2002.

With years in the biz’ spent honing her artistry, her jam-packed portfolio (which continues to grow by the day in her current positions as L’Oréal Paris’ Global Makeup Director and Contributing Beauty Editor to British Vogue) is an archive for all beauty aficionados to tuck into, spanning cult catwalk and campaign photography, magazine and BTS snaps.

Now, for the very first time, a smörgåsbord of her most memorable works – including her signature avant-garde, full-face colour chaos creations to hyper-real ‘glass’ visages – are made available to pour over, all married within the pages of Validated, a hardback coffee table book by Laurence King. Showcasing the very best from the visionary’s expansive oeuvre, alongside anecdotes and knowledge about the creative processes and conversations behind her infamous collaborations, this is a rare insight and sensory overload to brace yourself for...

Image 'Russian Dolls' by Tim Walker for British Vogue, October 2010.

Click here to buy Validated by Val Garland and Karl Plewka.

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