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Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Willow Smith & More Transform into Their Fantasy Icons for Harper’s Bazaar



Oprah Winfrey as Glinda the Good Witch (Wizard of Oz)

Oprah Winfrey as Glinda the Good Witch (Wizard of Oz)

Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Willow Smith, Mariah Carey, Jessica Chastin, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Dakota Johnson, Chris Lee and Lucky Blue Smith are featured in Harper’s BAZAAR‘s September issue with former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld for her 2015 Icons portfolio.

For the editorial spread, the stars get into character as their own personal icons shot by legendary photographer and internet-breaker Jean-Paul Goude with creative direction by Stephen Gan.

The stars got transformed into the fantasy icons they identify with most, from Elizabeth Taylor to Glinda the Good Witch in Wizard of Oz to Aphrodite and more.

The portfolio will appear in all of the magazine’s international editions — 32 in total — with the U.S. version hitting newsstands on August 18.

See some of the shots below.

Katy Perry as Elizabeth Taylor

Katy Perry as Elizabeth Taylor

Willow Smith as Kali

Willow Smith as Kali

Mariah Carey as Marie Antionette

Mariah Carey as Marie Antionette

Chris Lee as Coco Chanel

Chris Lee as Coco Chanel

Dakota Johnson as Aphrodite

Dakota Johnson as Aphrodite

Jessica Chastin as Joan of Arc

Jessica Chastin as Joan of Arc

For more photos from the shoot, visit Harper’s Bazaar.

Photo Credit: Harper’s Bazaar

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  1. hmmmm

    July 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Nice, Love that of Oprah.beautiful pictures.

  2. chido

    July 31, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Love the coco chanel and marie antionette


    July 31, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Lovely. Couldn’t stop staring at Kali. Love Oprah’s as well

  4. BlueEyed

    July 31, 2015 at 7:13 am

    My Fantasy Icon would have to be Audrey Hepburn!

  5. messy

    July 31, 2015 at 8:28 am

    they re just “OK”

  6. t

    July 31, 2015 at 9:13 am


  7. xtsy

    July 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Will like to be Moremi Ajasoro

  8. Missy

    July 31, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Willow Smith just had to be the possessed one. Luv Luv Marie and Coco

  9. Paly

    July 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Dressing up as a Hindu goddess is cultural appropriation. I’m not bashing willow Smith because of her young age even though it is wrong. But rather the people behind letting this happen

    • eyong

      August 1, 2015 at 1:25 am

      I wouldn’t exactly say so, or if it is, it’s nothing to be fussy over. The reason blacks are upset over cultural association is because of the negative rap the media gives them, and their attributes. For example black woman with big butt, “ugly, or whatever”. White woman/ latina etc with big butt “Oh my God, the sexiest thing on earth!”. It’s not that they don’t like their culture being immitate, it’s that they don’t get any form of credit for it.

      In the case of Willow and the Hindu goddess, the same cannot be said, now can it?

    • Char

      August 2, 2015 at 10:13 am

      Paly is right it is appropriation. Indians are mocked for their polytheistic beliefs and they’re ‘mythology’ as someone just called it but when Americans borrow from it, suddenly it’s cool, or trendy or elightened or whatever. It is appropriation

  10. eyong

    August 1, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Humph… Kali? Does willow know the mythos of Kali? Think shango with a hundred times more temper and blood rage… Why would a teenager want to associate as that?

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