Lilian Min
August 01, 2015 5:30 am

Katy Perry as Elizabeth Taylor? Jessica Chastain as Joan of Arc? Oprah as Glinda the Good Witch? We’re not just spouting off random pairings — some of today’s international icons are dressed up as historical icons for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and the results are absolutely capital-F Fashion Fabulous.

Styled by Carine Roitfeld (the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris and an icon in her own right) and shot by Jean-Paul Goude (the man behind some iconic photos), the photoshoot, dubbed “Icons,” features some of our favorite celebs and tastemakers in stunning wardrobe and makeup, along with their thoughts on the icon they’re personifying:

Mariah Carey as Marie Antoinette: “I’m pretty much the opposite of Marie Antoinette, but it’s always fun to throw on a costume.”

Oprah on becoming Glinda the Good Witch: “The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite spiritual tales, and Glinda is a spiritual goddess. I love when she says to Dorothy, ‘You’ve always had the power.’ That is the message for all of us: You’re born with it, you always have it. It doesn’t matter how many yellow brick roads you go down, it’s always right there in your heart.”

Jessica Chastain transforms into Joan of Arc: “Individuality makes an icon. Joan of Arc inspires me because she fought against society’s constraints. She went against the grain.”

Katy Perry becomes Liz Taylor: “An icon transcends time. Liz was so fabulous and decadent and had a style that evolved with the years… and I’m sure I’ll be married just as many times!”

Check out the rest of the photos here — we love seeing fashion spreads that go above and beyond the standard “pretty clothes on pretty people,” and Harper’s Bazaar knocks this one out of the park.

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(Images via here, here, here, and here.)

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