Mr Shu Uemura, 79 years old, was an exceptional individual; a pioneer in the art of make-up and skincare, who upheld the great Japanese tradition in all his creative work.
“We are all extremely affected by this very sad news. Mr Shu Uemura was an extraordinary individual with whom we had the great privilege of working with great passion and enthusiasm over a seven year period.
We are absolutely certain that his highly trained successors are wholeheartedly committed to follow in his unique and inspirational footsteps.
The Shu Uemura brand is today one of the most original and modern luxury brands around”, stated Jean-Paul Agon, CEO L’Oréal.