Fashion’s leading makeup artist Val Garland has released her first book, Validated, sharing her career highlights and the inspiration behind some of her most iconic looks. From sexy to savage, raw to colour chaos, the book charts the key themes surrounding Val’s work alongside backstage imagery and anecdotes from leading industry figures.
Best known for her inimitable aesthetic, unorthodox approach and radical creative energy, her work has spanned the runways of Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, and the campaigns of Dior and Mulberry.
Val once told Nick Knight in our ‘Transformative’ series, ‘Often I don’t like being in front of the camera. I’d rather be behind it.’ A rare insight into the world of an industry visionary, Val speaks for the first time about working with the likes of Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, John Galliano, Nick Knight and more – revealing the processes behind her numerous creative collaborations.