“He transformed Eva Mendes into Bernini’s masterpiece The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa for his Prada Foundation installation at this year’s Venice Biennale and, for MOCA’s 30th-anniversary gala in 2009, he re-imagined Lady Gaga as a latter-day Ballets Russes star. Now, for the Art & Fashion issue of “W” Magazine, Nicki Minaj was transformed by photographer/artist Francesco Vezzoli and styled by Edward Enninful to showcase the types of women during the 18h century–which was glamorous in its own right.”
ROCOCO PORTRAIT OF NICKI MINAJ AS JEANNE BÉCU, COMTESSE DU BARRY
In the cover photo, directed by Pasquale Abbattista, Nicki wore a Dior Haute Couture’s silk chiffon embroidered dress. Mastoloni 18k white gold, cultured pearl, and diamond bracelets; vintage Manolo Blahnik shoes.
ROCOCO PORTRAIT OF NICKI MINAJ AS FRANÇOISE ATHÉNAÏS DE ROCHECHOUART DE MORTEMART, MARQUISE DE MONTESPAN
Dior Haute Couture’s silk embroidered ensemble. Saint Vintage brass and vintage Czech glass bead necklace (in hair); David Yurman 18k yellow gold and pearl necklace.
Western Costume Company’s lace and silk brocade dress. Mastoloni 18k white gold, cultured pearl, and diamond bracelets.
Vera Wang’s garza and French tulle ballgown.