2022’s most-talked-about woman has been virtually transformed for the latest cover of CR China Dressed the latest collections from Balenciaga, Fendi, Prada and more.
“Few cultural figures have been more revered for their beauty and panache than Marilyn Monroe,” says CR’s Founder and Creative Director Carine Roitfeld. “She’s a dream cover star for any fashion editor and someone I’ve always admired for being a trailblazer in creating a captivating personal brand that extended beyond her work. This is a key facet of most celebrities today, but Marilyn was one of the first to do it. I embraced the unique challenge of imagining a modern photoshoot for such a classic star. The looks I curated with Gaultier feature some of my favorite designers working today—since Marilyn has always been known as a trendsetter—while still embodying her timeless elegance and sense of empowerment.”
Following her birthday on June 1, CR China Issue 4 unveils eight stunning covers digitally curated by Carine imagining Monroe in what she might look like had her cultural heyday occurred today. With cutting-edge CGI imagery, CR worked closely with web3 startup Amethyst and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the brand development, marketing, and entertainment company that owns Monroe’s estate, envisioning the fashion and film icon within a modern lens. For the first time ever, Monroe is digitally dressed in some of the top brands of today, including Thom Browne, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Fendi, Balmain, and David Koma, as well as digital fashion houses Auroboros and Tribute Brand.
Project curator: @carinerotifeld
CR president: @vladimirrestoinroitfeld
Project Director: @elliottfoote
Fashion Director: @gaultier_comme_jeanpaul
Nowopen TV Creative Directors: @pavonvic, @anlestudio
Marilyn Monroe Estate Creative Director: #JimGibb
Real-world styling model: @victoriouskonig
Executive Production @nowopentv
3D/CGI post production: @nowopentv
Casting Body-Double & extras: @199xcasting
Source: CR Fashionbook