Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nicki Minaj For W: Fashion Meets Art

Nicki Minaj is W's second cover model for the sixth annual "Fashion Meets Art" edition. Artist Francesco Vezzoli was commissioned to transform the hip-hop singer into an 18th-century courtesan, styled by Edward Enninful. Directed by Pasquale Abbattista, the shoot features Dior Haute Couture, Vera Wang and the Western Costume Company. Vezzoli said of working with Minaj:
"I wanted to play with the public image of a female hip-hop star. During my entire career, I have been fascinated by powerful women in history. I have spent a lot of time researching the ways they were represented in art and how their images were used to mold the public imagination - and to convey aesthetic and philosophical ideas about beauty and sexual desire. My main interest has been to link the historical artistic approach to female representation to contemporary icons of the media era".
This is Nicki M sans highlighter-pen wig, as you've never seen her before!










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