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
Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK
Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT
Styling by JULIEN MAZZOLI
Photo Assistant OLIVIA GHALIOUNGUI
Stylist Assistant MORGANE WARNIER
Shot at HOTEL RAPHAEL