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Saturday
Oct282017

Editorial Excellence: Art, Fashion, & the Definition of Beauty

Harper's Bazaar U.S. has taken an interesting approach to redefining beauty. They have reinterpreted classic art by juxtapositioning the images with women who are breaking ground with what it means. From plus size, transgender, and vitiligo — these photos give a very modern interpretation to how we perceive the woman of today. Learn more about each of them below.

Hari Nef as John Singer Sargent’s Madame X

Hari Nef is an American actress, model, and writer based in New York City. Nef made her runway debut at New York Fashion Week Spring 2015, walking for both Hood By Air and Eckhaus Latta. Nef is a transgender woman and is known for speaking about important trans issues.

  

Candice Huffine as Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus

As a plus-size model Huffine has become known for reducing barriers in the fashion industry. Her A-list work includes being featured in publications such as CR Fashion Book, Italian Vogue (cover), Vogue, W, V Magazine, i-D and Glamour. She has worked with top industry names such as Mert and Marcus and Steven Meisel as well as Carine Roitfeld. In 2015 she became the first plus-size woman to be featured in the Pirelli Calendar and it 2016 she gained international attention for Lane Bryant's #ImNoAngel campaign. 


Erika Linder as  Egon Schiele's self portrait

Erika Linder is a Swedish model and actress. She is known as an androgynous model for modeling both male and female clothing. In 2016, she starred in the film Below Her Mouth.


Winnie Harlow as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa

Winnie Harlow is a Canadian fashion model, spokesperson, and activist and has modeled for i-DDazed, Vogue Italia, and Swarovski. She was diagnosed with the chronic skin condition, characterized by depigmentation of portions of the skin, at the age of four. In 2016, she was chosen as one of BBC's 100 Women.

 

Halima Aden as Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring

Halima Aden (born September 19, 1997) is an American fashion model. She is noted for being the first Somali-American to compete and become a semi-finalist in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Following her participation in the pageant, Aden received national attention and was signed to IMG Models. She was the first hijab-wearing model to walk international runways and to be signed to a major agency. In June 2017, she became the first hijab-wearing model on Vogue Arabia's cover. She also became the first hijab-wearing model on an Allure cover, for their July 2017 issue.

 

Photographer: Pari Dukovic

Creative Director: Ignacio Murillo

Fashion Editor: Anna Trevelyan 

Image Courtesy: HarpersBazaar.com

 

Related:

Editorial Excellence: Dazed Magazine Spring/Summer 2017

Editorial Excellence: Burn Rubber By Interview Magazine

Editorial Excellence: Vogue Paris Coloring Book

Editorial Excellence: French Vogue March '17

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