Norman Parkinson Archive

Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson

17 March 2015

The Norman Parkinson Archive is delighted to announce our collaboration with leading make up artist Charlotte Tilbury.

We are absolutely thrilled to have worked with acclaimed make up artist Charlotte Tilbury on a limited edition collection of beauty products for Summer 2015.

The range incorporates some of Parkinson's most iconic images of Carmen Dell 'Orefice and Jerry Hall, as well as including a never-before-published shot of his greatest muse, his wife Wenda.

Charlotte says of the collaboration:

" I have always been fascinated & inspired by the incredible work of Norman Parkinson.  He is a legendary photographer that, in the fashion world, we turn to again and again.  As a makeup artist, I share a library of classic visual references with the photographers, creative directors and stylists that I work with on shoots and shows.  Norman Parkinson’s work is part of this heritage and is so often featured on the visual moodboards that I create for beauty concepts and behind the scenes. 

 As such, I often post Norman Parkinson images on my Instagram account.  His grandson Jake is a close friend of mine and after following my posts, approached me with the opportunity to visit the Parkinson archive.  After visiting the gallery of 750,000 negatives and 3000 original prints, we came up with the idea of creating a limited edition line in homage to his grandfather’s incredible body of work.  It is a dream come true to feature his images on this series of compacts and makeup bags.  It is something that I never thought would be possible, to feature so many iconic images on my products.  I’m so proud of how each piece looks - like covetable vintage compacts that you can proud to use in public. The makeup bags are like carrying around a mini piece of art in the clutch of your hands.  With the collaboration of the archive, we knew that we would honour Parkinson in the best light possible.  I’m incredibly proud to be celebrating one of the fashion greats in this way, and bringing his work to life for a new millennial generation."

For more information about the products available please visit

The Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson collection is available from July 2015 exclusively at, Selfridges (W1, Birmingham & Manchester) &

It will also be available from August 2015 on, Brown Thomas (Dublin), Harvey Nichols (Leeds) & Fenwick Bond Street.