The Benjamin Kanarek Lydia Hearst Editorial for Harper's Bazaar

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Apr 30, 2012 • References: harpersbazaar.es and benjaminkanarekblog
Lydia Hearst stars in 1920s-inspired editorial featured in the May 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar en Español.

Photographed by Benjamin Kanarek, the supermodel dons a modern-day approach to the glitz and glamor prevalent in an era where all that glittered was gold -- and luxury was far from understated.

Vanessa Naudin styled the editorial which showcased a dramatically deep V-neck number from Gucci, over-sized embroidered dresses from Louis Vuitton and a superbly glamorous and larger-than-life sunhat by Balenciaga. Offset by scintillating jewels from Piaget, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, the model portrays the Roaring Twenties perfectly in waist-long, layers of pearls and diamonds and fingertips painted in a golden hue from Versace.

Each look perfectly pinpoints the lavishness and femininity of women of the jazz era and takes one back to a time where fashion was brazen and attention-grabbing, yet never overdone.