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  • “Picasso’s Women” editorial by Ben Hassett for Harper’s Bazaar

  • “Picasso’s Women” editorial by Ben Hassett for Harper’s Bazaar

  • “Picasso’s Women” editorial by Ben Hassett for Harper’s Bazaar

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“Picasso’s Women” editorial by Ben Hassett for Harper’s Bazaar

Pablo Picasso, probably the greatest artist of all time, remains an endless source of inspiration for a new generation of creative individuals that are influenced by his magnificent oeuvre. Such is the case of New York-based photographer and filmmaker Ben Hassett, who channeled Picasso’s spirit in a new editorial for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, starring Brazilian model Daiane Conterato.

Titled “Picasso’s Women”, the fashion spread examines Picasso’s stormy relationship with his wives and lovers, who also served him as muses. Picasso’s women had a major influence on his oeuvre, serving as catalysts for some of the artist’s most famous paintings, among them “Guernica” and “The Young Ladies of Avignon”. During his prolific career, Picasso painted hundreds of portraits of his muses, documenting not only their great looks, but also all the anguished passion of their relationship.

Hassett, a longtime collaborator of numerous international Vogue editions, as well as publications like Vanity Fair, W and the New York Times, teamed up for the occasion with talented makeup artist Kabuki, who created some amazing 3D makeup masks. Stylist Anna Trevelyan picked up the flashiest creations of brands like Marc Jacobs, Marni, Bottega Veneta, Versace and Hugo Boss, paying homage to Picasso’s supreme use of color, while coiffeur Nicolas Jurnjack took care of the hair.

We decided the hair should be extreme with lots of volume and shine, but slick and sharp, geometrical with pure lines to reference Picasso’s paintings,” explained Jurnjack, revealing all the details behind the editorial that was shot at Pier 59 Studios, New York. The final result is a marvelous re-interpretation of Picasso’s spirit, with model Daiane Conterato transformed into an evocative sculpture, proving that the artist’s legacy is still alive and well.