Empire State Building Projects Fashion Images Over Manhattan

Harper's Bazaar Images on Empire State Building

Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe were just a few of the beauties who peered out over New York on Wednesday night as giant illuminated projected images on the Empire State Building. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the fashion and style magazine, stills from the pages of Harper’s BAZAAR lit up the Manhattan sky.

Empire State Building Projects Fashion Images Over Manhattan

Model Kate Moss projected on the Empire State Building

From 8:30 pm until midnight, reproductions of fashion and beauty imagery from the magazine were projected upon the north side of Manhattan’s Empire State Building, and streamed live on the magazine’s Facebook page, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the magazine. The project was put on by Harper’s along with Tiffany & Co., both of whom declined to reveal the cost.

Audrey Hepburn, New York, December 18
Jean Shrimpton, Harper’s Bazaar Cover, 1965

The Empire State Building installed a new computer driven LED light system in 2012 capable of displaying 16 million colors, which can change instantaneously. This was proven as the city was illuminated by tons of photos from the magazine as far back as 1933 through today. Icons such as the 60’s Jean Shrimpton to Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Aniston and Natalie Portman graced the landmark. Both editorial photos and covers were projected during the evening.

l to r: Gwen Stefani, Jen Aniston, Marilyn and Kate Moss
A close up look at Elizabeth Taylor projected on the landmark.

Here’s a look at several of them thanks to Harper’s and Daily Mail.

Dovima with Elephants by Richard Avedon, August, 1955
Model Mary Jane Russell, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, August 1949
Audrey Hepburn, New York, December 18, 1953
Lisa Fonssagrives, September 1939
Elizabeth Taylor, New York, June 30, 1960
Barbara Mullen in a Christian Dior dress, 1949
BANDALOOP Dancers Jessica Swanson and Becca Dean, November 2016
Diana Vreeland on set at a photo shoot for the January 1942 issue
Vicomtesse Jacqueline de Ribes (left), Sarah Jessica Parker (right)
Natalie Portman posing as Audrey Hepburn
Gemma Ward, July 2006
Eye by Richard Burbridge, September 2013 (left) and Blowing Kiss with Barbara Mullen, 1958 (right)
Wide-Eyed View of Fashion cover, February 1960
Model in Tiffany necklace shot by Kenneth Willardt, December 2016
Elizabeth Taylor, cock feathers by Anello of Emme, New York, July 1964
Balenciaga, “Four Sided Dress” 1967
Jasmine Necklace by Schlumberger, New York, 1963

photos by Wes Orshoski, courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar, additional photos courtesy of Daily Mail

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