Monday, August 18, 2008

The September issue of Harper's Bazaar not only features Tyra Banks in the imagined role of First Lady, it also allows some of the world's top designers to live out their fantasies. Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Donna Karan, Donatella Versace, Alessandra Facchinetti, Giorgio Armani, Alber Elbaz, Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy and Roberto Cavalli were all asked to get into character as something other than a designer.

Michael Kors as James Stewart as L.B. Jeffries in Hitchcock's Rear Window

The men took to the silver screen for inspiration, while others channeled forces of nature, animals and royalty. Armani played the role of Fred Astaire, Kors took on James Stewart's L.B. Jeffries character from Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, Elbaz reinvented himself as a Hollywood producer with James Bond flair and Cavalli went Gone with the Wind as Rhett Butler; he was shot embracing Coca Rocha as Scarlett O'Hara.Karan embodied a hurricane and Facchinetti dressed up as Pierrot, while the Mulleavys came out as black cats on Halloween. Lagerfeld became a rapper, complete with Phat Farm jeans and untied shoelaces. "Believe it or not, I love rap," he told Bazaar. Versace indulged her regal aspirations in a shot straight from The Princess and the Pea. "I am not a great believer in fairy tales. Every woman should fight hard for her own happy endings," said Versace, who was perched atop a pile of mattresses. "Although occasionally, it is nice to wake up as a princess."

Karl Lagerfeld as a rapper

Pick up the new Harper's Bazaar on newstands now...


Chic Noir said...

I still got a liltle love for Karl, even tought he don't use many sisters in his shows anymore.

Anonymous said...

I get Micheal Kors pic, but Karl threw me with that one!