Anatole Rainey


Artist Management

Based In

  • Paris


After completing a history of art degree at University College London, Anatole Rainey moved to Paris to study French. Little did he know this pivotal move would impel his career as one of the most innovative and influential nail artists in the fashion world. After a nail technician friend asked him to assist her on the Versace Couture show she witnessed his natural skill and encouraged Anatole to pursue this new and unexpected path, mentoring him while he honed his talent.

Today, Anatole is recognized globally as an artist who continuously pushes the boundaries of editorial nail design. His chic interpretation of modern nail art is the perfect balance of graphic and simplistic elegance. He has collaborated with leading photographers David Sims, Mert & Marcus, Tim Walker, Patrick Demarchelier and Willy Vanderperre.

Anatole’s reputation for remaining calm under pressure has made him a coveted asset, keying shows for designers including Tom Ford, Burberry, Givenchy, Elie Saab, Roland Mouret, Peter Pilotto and Topshop Unique. His roster of star-studded fingertips include beauties Keira Knightley, Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Gisele Bundchen and Lady Gaga.

He held the role of Dior’s International Nail Designer where he brought his many talents to the prestige brand’s ever-expanding nail line. Anatole divides his time between Paris and London.


Vogue Japan January 2019 Cover
Vogue Japan (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2019
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Loewe MackIntosh Collection 2018
Loewe (Advertising)
published: November 2018
photographer: Craig McDean
A-Z of Obsession
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
season: Winter 2018
photographer: Angelo Pennetta
Miu Miu Croisière 2019
Miu Miu (Advertising)
published: November 2018
photographer: Alasdair McLellan
Clan B
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: October 2018
photographer: Mikael Jansson
Prada 365 Resort 2019 Campaign- Raised C...
Prada (Advertising)
published: October 2018
photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Miu Miu On My Mind Film
Love Magazine (Editorial)
published: October 2018
director: Thurstan Redding
Miu Miu On My Mind
Love Magazine (Editorial)
published: October 2018
photographer: Thurstan Redding
Brave New World
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: October 2018
photographer: David Sims
British Vogue October 2018 Covers
British Vogue (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2018
photographer: Mikael Jansson

Anatole Rainey in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Daily Feed

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