What it would be like if Marilyn existed today?
Model Gao Ying in SORBET magazine takes on the role of Marilyn Monroe with convincing panache photographed at the iconic Hotel Raphael in Paris, known for hosting some of the most illustrious Hollywood and World recognized Stars and recently renovated for a new wave of up and coming and established Stars.
Photographed by Benjamin Kanarek and filmed by Frédérique Renaut.
“WHAT WOULD MARILYN MONROE BE LIKE TODAY IF HER CAREER HAD TAKEN OFF IN 2018? AS A VULNERABLE AND SENSITIVE ACTRESS PRONE TO ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, WOULD TODAY’S HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD HINDER OR ACCELERATE THE ICONIC MOVIE STAR’S CAREER? WE IMAGINE WHAT THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE, TOLD THROUGH A STORY FEATURING THE SS18 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTIONS.”
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Gao Ying in “BLONDE BOMBSHELL” video by Frédérique Renaut
Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK
Photography Direction by BENJAMIN KANAREK and FREDERIQUE RENAUT
Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT
Styling by JULIEN MAZZOLI
Model GAO YING @ MARILYN PARIS
Makeup by PHOPHIE MATHIAS @ OPEN TALENT
Hair by MIKAEL JAUNEAU @ AGENCE AURELIEN
Photo Assistant OLIVIA GHALIOUNGUI
Stylist Assistant MORGANE WARNIER
Shot at HOTEL RAPHAEL
Used the FUJIFILM X-T20 for the video