Tan France is a British-Pakistani-American fashion designer and pop culture figure who has millions of fans around the world. France has broken down barriers for LGBTQ men on television as well as men in the fashion industry in general.
Known for his work on the innovative TV series Queer’s eye, France is also a best selling author. France recently opened in a close-up podcast, revealing the reasons he looks so young and healthy, and why he won’t let the stylists on his show Queer’s eye rubbing of face or hair.
How did Tan France become famous?
France was born Safdar Wasim Tanveer “Tan” in 1983, in Doncaster, England. Raised by Pakistani Muslim parents, France had a happy childhood.
It is said that he often felt left out of other circles in the neighborhood, due to the lack of representation he saw in the community. As a young boy, France was drawn to the fashion industry and began designing and creating his own clothes.
France studied fashion while at university, at Doncaster College, and after graduating, he moved to London to pursue his career as a fashion designer. He worked for several major fashion retailers, Zara among them, building a knowledge base that would eventually focus on him to his next career achievement – working at Chanel.
In 2008, France began living part-time in the United States, moving to New York City in 2015. France ended up launching its own fashion brand, Kingdom & Slate. in 2011, which he later sold for a large sum.
What is most famous for Tan France?
After selling his clothing brand, France was looking forward to his retirement, intending to start a family with his husband, Rob. However, France’s true fame was yet to happen, and around the year 2018, Netflix contacted him to appear on their new streaming series, Queer’s eye.
Initially, France turned down the opportunity to appear in the series, saying “it was not for me. I didn’t want to be on display anyway. I didn’t want to be famous. However, once he understood the potential of the show to advance LGBTQ production, he agreed.
France has appeared Queer’s eye since then and has become a star due to his work as the show’s stylist. Today, its net worth is around $ 3 million and it continues to grow, thanks to his work on the show as well as other projects such as his bestselling book and appearing on TV shows. other.
Tan France takes good care of itself
Recently, France opened up to Pete Holmes on the podcast “You Made it Weird”, revealing the truth of skincare and self-care use. France said its approach is simple: take care of yourself from the inside and it will translate on the outside.
It appeared that his mother taught him from an early age to take care of his skin, ensuring that he and his sisters always had a moisturizer (as is common with South Asian cultures) and that carrying these traditions with him when he moved out, at the age of 17.
France explained how uncles left themselves, despite being South Asian – which fueled his efforts to take care of himself. It also follows a strict lifestyle, drinks mostly water, and restricts caffeine intake.
France prefers homemade face masks, and when it comes to working with the stylists and makeup artists on Queer’s eye, does not allow them to rub on face or hair. France explained that it set these rules to stay open, not to want its skin to appear lighter on camera than it really was – and to look “the same”. when fans met him in real life.