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The world’s biggest fashion icons light up the Empire State Building

20 April 2017
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New York’s iconic skyline sparkled even more than usual on Wednesday evening, when the most iconic Harper’s Bazaar magazine covers were projected onto the Empire State Building as part of the magazine’s star-studded 150th anniversary celebrations. Striking images of A-list stars adorned the city's skyline with an awe-inspiring light show that lasted over three hours. The images included Gwyneth Paltrow’s fabulous March 2012 cover, Reese Witherspoon’s February 2016 cover and Rihanna’s memorable March 2015 shoot – which saw her pay tribute to thriller movie Jaws while posing in the mouth of a great white shark. 


Light show: The Empire State Building dazzled like it had never dazzled before

Kate Moss and Jennifer Aniston also featured, along with Hollywood sirens Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. The light show, which began at 8.30pm, carried on until midnight, and was well-documented on Instagram and Twitter for the whole world to enjoy.

Iconic Hollywood icons such as Audrey Hepburn were projected onto the towering building on Wednesday evening

May’s cover girl, Kendall Jenner, who helped to turn on the projections, also dazzled on the front of the towering building, making a statement out in a vibrant red dress. Posting her proud moment on Instagram, the American beauty shared an image of the spectacle with her fans, writing: “Empire State building ft. me.” Meanwhile, her proud mum, Kris, who was also in attendance, captured the image on her own account: “The moment when I looked out across the city and saw my daughters image on The Empire State breathtaking @kendalljenner I am so proud of you! Happy 150th birthday @harpersbazaarus and thank you for having Kendall on 3 different covers for this special month!!

Iconic fashion images from the past 150 years were showcased on the Empire State Building 

Kendall Jenner's Harper's Bazaar magazine cover stood out in vibrant red

Editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, Glenda Bailey, who also helped to turn on the incredible light show, said ahead of the spectacular display: “What I really want is to allow New Yorkers to enjoy the greatest fashion show in the world. It will be the greatest light show that has ever been.“

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