After completing his Art History 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 manicurists in the fashion world. A nail technician friend asked him to assist her on the Versace Couture show. Sensing his natural skill, she encouraged Anatole to pursue this new and unexpected path, mentoring him while he honed his talents.
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’s collaborated with top 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 to key shows for designers like 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 line of lacquers. Anatole splits his time between Paris and his native London.