I have always been a fan of the French Manicure, but I always assumed it was created after realizing how good sheer pink looked when one had long nails. I found the history today, and the famous look was created by Jeff Pink. He is the founder of the nail polish company Orly. He was asked my directors in Hollywood to create a look that was versatile and would match all the outfit changes an actress would make in a day. The look became so popular in Paris among the designers and models that he changed the name from "The Natural Nail Look" to the "French Manicure".