She is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, and now Scarlett Johansson has been declared a living icon. The stunning 28-year-old led a who’s who of female stars and taste-makers in Harper’s Bazaar’s annual fashion portfolio, which runs across all its titles worldwide.
The magazine describes the actress as a ‘modern Marilyn‘ in the photo spread, which was conceptualised and styled by Global Fashion Director Carine Roitfeld. To be included in the annual photo shoot is considered one of fashion’s most privileged honours, and showing just how important the fashion spread is, it was photographed by designer and king of couture, Karl Lagerfeld.
Scarlett was the first of 20 images in the spread which also included shots of actress Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, Zoe Kravitz and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe, who struck a pose in a dramatic red and black ensemble. The feature is called titled ‘Singular Beauties’ and was designed as a ‘homage to the diversity of women’.
The magazine described The Avengers actress as the ‘Queen of Screen and Stage,’ comparing her to the iconic Marilyn Monroe. ‘Our modern Marilyn and the star of this fall’s Don Jon,’ the magazine said. For the shoot Scarlett was styled in a stunning gold leather Prada dress which, unusually, was worn over a grey knitted long sleeved sweater and with a large black belt exaggerating her tiny hips and womanly curves.
With her golden blonde hair curled and blowing back dramatically, Scarlett showed off her star qualities. The star was also styled with very little coloured make-up but her alabaster skin still glowed just as brightly as her golden dress. The fashion spread appears in the September issue of all 29 editions of the magazine, across 45 countries, as well as online.