Katy Perry as Warhol's Liz Taylor - Revolver Gallery

Katy Perry as Warhol’s Liz Taylor

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I’m sure I’ll be married just as many times!” singer Katy Perry jokes on her resemblance as Liz Taylor

For the September 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, former Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld united with photographer Jean-Paul Goude to transform today’s icons into history’s legends. In the 2015 Icons portfolio, Roitfeld asked celebrity participants in her upcoming feature to get into character as their own personal icons. Eight participants including Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Willow Smith, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Chastain, Dakota Johnson, and Lucky Blue Smith were transformed into past iconic figures.

Many of the portraits traded on the subject’s likeness to the celebrity. Katy Perry was styled as a young Elizabeth Taylor in her iconic Andy Warhol 1964 portrait. Due to multiple marriages and health issues, Taylor was a fixture in the tabloid papers, which naturally drew Warhol to her presence. The artist took inspiration from a source image for her then-upcoming 1960 film, Butterfield 8. The colors Warhol chose for the actress’ face made her look as though she is glowing; the artist’s way of depicting the glamorous celebrity constantly lit up by the flash of the camera.

The portfolio will appear in all of the magazine’s international editions — 32 in total — with the U.S. version hitting newsstands on August 18, 2015.

For more information, visit Harper’s Bazaar.

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