Gao Ying is Blonde Bombshell for SORBET by Benjamin Kanarek

Valentino Haute Couture

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

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

Schiaparelli Haute Couture SS 2018

Schiaparelli Haute Couture

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

Rami Kadi Haute Couture

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture

Armani Privé Haute Couture

Alexandre Vautheir Haute Couture SS 2018

Chanel Haute Couture

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Christian Dior Haute Couture

Givenchy Haute Couture

Georges Makaroun Haute Couture

Rami Ali Ali Haute Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture

Valentino Haute Couture

Elie Saab Haute Couture

Georges Hobeika Haute Couture

The Team

Photography BENJAMIN KANAREK

Photography Direction by BENJAMIN KANAREK and FREDERIQUE RENAUT 

Video Direction FREDERIQUE RENAUT

Styling by JULIEN MAZZOLI

Model  GAO YING @ MARILYN PARIS

Makeup by PHOPHIE MATHIAS @ OPEN TALENT

Hair by MIKAEL JAUNEAU @ AGENCE AURELIEN 

Photo Assistant OLIVIA GHALIOUNGUI

Stylist Assistant MORGANE WARNIER

Shot at HOTEL RAPHAEL

Used the FUJIFILM X-T20 for the video