Haute Couture SS 2018

Gao Ying is Blonde Bombshell for SORBET by Benjamin Kanarek

Valentino Haute Couture

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.” Excerpt from SORBET. The Unapologetic Issue. N°19 2018.

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Gao Ying in “BLONDE BOMBSHELL” video by Frédérique Renaut

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

Schiaparelli Haute Couture SS 2018
Schiaparelli Haute Couture
Ralph & Russo Haute Couture
Rami Kadi Haute Couture
Zuhair Murad Haute Couture
Armani Privé Haute Couture
Alexandre Vautheir Haute Couture SS 2018
Chanel Haute Couture
Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
Christian Dior Haute Couture
Givenchy Haute Couture
Georges Makaroun Haute Couture
Rami Ali Ali Haute Couture
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture
Valentino Haute Couture
Elie Saab Haute Couture
Georges Hobeika Haute Couture

The Team

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

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