The nine celebrities captured here by noted photographer Jean Paul Goude for the September issue of Harpar's Bazaar are cos-playing for a purpose. Each one is a visual ode to their personal icon, the one person that has inspired them the most.
Founder and editor in chief of CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld was the main person responsible for rounding up all the couture on display and developing the whimsical set design.
The photo shoot was the result of Rothfield asking the celebrities three simple questions. "Who do you want to be? Who is your fantasy?" Then, "How would we make you look?
Here are the results with accompanying celebrity responses.
KATY PERRY AS ELIZABETH TAYLOR
"An icon transcends time. Liz was so fabulous and decadent and had a style that evolved with the years...and I'm sure I'll be married just as many times!"
Chris Lee as Coco Channel
"In China, we say that when a person passes, their soul remains. I really felt that Coco was among us on this day."
Willow Smith as Kali
"When I was little, I would go into my mom's meditation room and read her books about goddesses. Kali stayed with me because she is terrifying yet beautiful."
Lucky Blue as Liberace
"I like Liberace. He was cool, he was blingy, he was rad, he killed it. He was a performer and I'm a performer."
Dakota Johnson as Aphrodite
"In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the primary image of feminine divine love. To me, she embodies the power of love and pleasure and represents the mystery and intricacy of women."
Mariah Carey as Marie Antoinette
"I'm pretty much the opposite of Marie Antoinette, but it's always fun to throw on a costume."
Oprah Winfrey as Glinda The Good Witch
"The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite spiritual tales, and Glinda is a spiritual goddess. I love when she says to Dorothy, 'You've always had the power.' That is the message for all of us: You're born with it, you always have it. It doesn't matter how many yellow brick roads you go down, it's always right there in your heart."
Jessica Chastain as Joan of Arc
"Individuality makes an icon. Joan of Arc inspires me because she fought against society's constraints. She went against the grain."
Rosie Huntington Whiteley as Diana Vreeland
"Diana was such an influential, powerful woman who changed fashion from the inside out."