The Icons in Virgine #1 Recreates Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Jun 3, 2011 • References: virginemag & fashiongonerogue
The Icons in Virgine #1 is the sort of editorial pop culture fans will go bonkers over. It channels style heavyweights like Grace Jones, the Beatles, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy and Betty Boop.

An editorial like this one is quite an undertaking; it took a team of models and photographers to pull it off. The photographers for The Icons in Virgine #1 are Bjarne Jonasson, Ryan Yoon, Hugh Lippe, Tim Zaragoza, Sebastian Mader, David Schulze, Seiji Fujimori, Chek Wu, Rony Shram and Erik Swain; the models included Tiiu Kuik, Natalie Keyser and Iekeliene Stange.

Stylist Hissa Igarashi masterminded The Icons for Virgine #1 and did a masterful job in capturing the essence of each pop culture icon and modernizing his or her look. I particularly love the androgynous looks in which a female model was made over to look like a male icon. Stats for Cultural Icon Retrospectives Trending: Older & Average
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