katy perry and willow smith are unrecognizable in harper’s bazaar’s september issue

    what even?

    by · July 30, 2015

    Photographed by Jean-Paul Goude/Harper’s Bazaar/Andy Warhol Artwork © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    The September issues are coming and if Harper’s Bazaar’s is any indication, prepare for a wild season. Not that any publication is setting out to break the Internet again, but the man behind last season’s movement is back: Jean-Paul Goude. Together, he and Carine Roitfeld joined forces for one of this year’s most compelling—albeit head-scratching—editorials.

    This year’s Icons portfolio features Willow Smith, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Chastain, Katy Perry, Oprah, and more styled as their personal icons. Roitfeld told New York Mag she, Goude, and creative director Stephen Gan were going for a “Warhol’s Factory meets Hall of Fame meets pop-culture icons of today” vibe. The execution is nothing short of impressive. Perry’s portrait is especially remarkable—girl looks like a living, breathing version of Elizabeth Taylor’s Warhol screen print—and Oprah’s portrait is equally magical.

    Check out a few selects, along with each star’s explanation on why they chose these icons, ahead. Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue will hit stands August 18.

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