Tyen - Make Up Artist/Photographer
(1953). Vietnamese photographer and specialist in cosmetics.
Born in Hanoi. He moved to Paris while still very young, where he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts, attending courses in interior decoration. But before he could finish his studies, he was summoned by Max Factor to work on the creation of the colors of stage make-up for the Paris Opéra.
It was there that Tyen learned the importance of lighting and of the use of make-up. Working in the theater, he also met many photographers, who introduced him into the world of fashion publishing. He worked with Vogue France and Vogue America.
Since 1980, he has been the creative director of cosmetic products of Maison Dior. Since 1985 he has been devoting himself chiefly to photography, doing campaigns for Versace, Lacroix, Montana, Valentino, Ferré.