Gwen Stefani doesn’t recognise herself when she sees images from her first photoshoot for U.S. Vogue.
The Hollaback Girl singer had her make-up done by Pat McGrath and was photographed by Steven Meisel for the April 2004 issue of the fashion publication, with the cover image depicting her posing in a monochromatic striped dress and heavy 1930s-inspired cosmetics.
However, in an interview for Vogue’s Life in Looks video series, Gwen noted that she is amazed by her transformation for the photoshoot.
“I had just done The Aviator movie and I think the make-up was kinda influenced by that, like the way the eyebrows were. I look at the photo and (think), ‘Who is that?’ I don’t even think it looks like me,” she reflected. “Interestingly, they put me in the stripes which is something that’s been a signature of mine for along my journey, and still is.”
Gwen then recalled how the photoshoot took place over an entire weekend and how she had a two-day fitting prior.
And while she was a little “relieved” once it had finished, the star did appreciate all she learned about the relationship between art and fashion on the set.
“It was like an event. I was used to having so much control over my look and what I did and was really quite anti-fashion magazine when I was growing up because as a kid I just felt like I was alienated (from that world). It was like, ‘You can’t get that stuff, that’s for rich people, those things aren’t real,'” the 50-year-old commented. “Of course, I was just naive and I didn’t know, what I love about Vogue and what I love about being able to do the cover of Vogue, is being able to collaborate with so many talented people (and) learn about art, you know, art through fashion. And I think that this was that experience.”
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