MAKE UP ARTISTS
World-renowned makeup artist James Kaliardos brings a unique combination of glamour and chic minimalism to the realm of fashion photography. He has collaborated with photographers Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, David Sims, Steven Meisel, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, Paolo Roversi, Bruce Weber, and the late Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Helmut Newton. His work can be seen in American, British, and Italian Vogue, Allure, W and V magazines. He has created looks for campaigns and runway shows for Balenciaga, Chanel, Hermès, Fendi, Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Dior Homme, Y-3, Rochas, Preen, as well as campaigns for L'Oréal, Revlon, Shiseido, Cover Girl, and Victoria's Secret. In 2003, he became the creative consultant for L'Oréal Paris, the first makeup artist to hold this position in the company. Some of the celebrities Kaliardos has also worked with include: Madonna, Julianne Moore, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Tyra Banks, Drew Barrymore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Björk, and Chloë Sevigny.
In addition to his makeup styling, Kaliardos was one of the co-founders of the art and fashion publication Visionaire in 1991 — a uniquely creative outlet for hundreds of artists, and the fashion and culture magazines V and VMan. In 1996, he also founded the New York based Innocent Theatre Company, which produces both new works and revivals of classics with an infusion of contemporary art and fashion.