In the backstage of fashion shows there is always a creative atmosphere, an ongoing process thought for months, where everything has to go perfectly according to the vision of designers and the makeup artists have to create the exact vision in a relatively short time. There is such a teamwork where coordination has to be perfect, and Val Garland, with her infinite creative genius, has been doing it for 30 years. We live in between two worlds, the tangible one and the world of the online, where it’s easy for us to scroll through our phone to find everything we want, but the books have their own charm, they say a life story that you can read, smell and imagine again anytime,
It took two years for this book to see the light of day and it is a book about life lived out of passion. Without passion, I am telling you, one does not resist the alert rhythms, nor reach high heights. That’s why we have a Lady Gaga with whom the artist has worked – her alien style cheekbones on the cover of the album “Born This Way” created by Val – the biggest fashion shows like Giambattista Vali, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, collaborations with countless leading magazines – all for the love of color, perfection and creativity.
“Validated: The Makeup of Val Garland” – 256 pages, will be released in October, and is already available in pre-order on Amazon – “I have been in the business for over 30 years and this is a book of images that I loved doing and that I have felt inspired by – it’s about make-up” – says the artist.