Harper’s Bazaar: The Age of Scorsese

Posted on October 13, 2011

Oooh, this is kind of fun. Sure, restaging iconic scenes from movies is kind of overdone in the world of fashion editorials, but this just hits all our buttons. Harper’s Bazaar collaborated with Martin Scorsese and recast some of his most famous films using today’s stars wearing today’s fashion. It’s pretty cleverly done and while some of the matchups only pale in comparison – You, Kate Bosworth, are no Michelle Pfeiffer, and Keanu, you sure as HELL ain’t no De Niro – some of them are damn intriguing. We’d pay good money to see Christina Hendricks re-shoot Cameron Diaz’s horribly miscast part in Gangs of New York, and Emily Blunt in the part of — but we’re giving too much away. Scroll down, darlings.

 

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of ScorseseThe Age of Innocence – Kate Bosworth
“I want to get away with you…and…find a world where words like that don’t exist.”

Dress, Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. Earrings, $3,625, and rings, $690- $2,545, Armenta. Tuxedo, Emporio Armani. Shirt, Brioni.

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of ScorseseThe Aviator – Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer
“Feel like a little adventure?” “Do your worst, Mr. Hughes.”

Blouse, $2,495, and skirt, $1,345, Giorgio Armani. Earrings, Harry Winston. Belt, $1,250, Salvatore Ferragamo. Ring, Bulgari. Menswear: Suit, Canali. Shirt and tie, Brioni.

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of ScorseseGoodfellas – Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt and Sir Ben Kingsley

“It’s gonna be a good summer.”

From left, on Piazza: Blazer, Ermenegildo Zegna. Shirt, Dolce & Gabbana. On Pitt: Clothing, Ermenegildo Zegna. Watch, Burberry. On Kingsley: Jacket, Andrew Marc. Shirt, Polo Ralph Lauren.

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of Scorsese Gangs of New York – Christina Hendricks, Jack Huston

“I chose you just for tonight. If that’s not good enough, I’ll go with someone else.”

Dress, Zac Posen. Buckle (in hair), Valentino. Necklace, Robindira Unsworth. Menswear: Jacket, Burberry Prorsum. Shirt, Canali. Scarf tie, John Varvatos.

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of ScorseseAlice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – Emily Blunt

“I was happy in Monterey, you dummy!”

Shirt, $1,205, Louis Vuitton.

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of ScorseseTaxi Driver – Chloë Moretz, Keanu Reeves

“How about breakfast tomorrow? I get up at about one o’clock.”

Dress (worn as shirt), $3,250, Yves Saint Laurent. Shorts, $560, Louis Vuitton. . Necklace, $63, and bracelet, $55, By Boe. Belt, $160, Streets Ahead. Menswear: Shirt, Ermenegildo Zegna. Jeans, Earnest Sewn. Belt, John Varvatos.

Harper's Bazaar - The Age of ScorseseTaxi Driver – Chloë Moretz

Top, Louis Vuitton.

[Photo Credit: Jason Schmidt for harpersbazaar.com. Photographed by Jason Schmidt.]

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    • Joseph Davidson

      Are these photographs supposed to be vaguely unsettling?  Everyone looks like a wax figurine.  Emily Blunt especially.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Wow, Keanu looks completely vacant here.  D’you guys know that there’s a stage version of Point Break where all the parts are played by professionals except for Keanu’s role; they drag a member of the audience out for that one and get about the same quality of performance!

      I love Ellen Burstyn and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Emily Blunt looks great with the blond bob.

      • Anonymous

        Keanu *always* looks vacant!

        • Anonymous

          On the other hand, he doesn’t age much either. I guess it’s because he’s never actually had to use much of his facial muscles while acting.

          • Anonymous

            So that’s my problem…my face is too animated! 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH56FXRFTLCQNTN3JNFIYM7JPY Pattie knitter

          I just have to relate what my boyfriend always says about Keanu, “For an actor, he sweats real good.”

        • http://twitter.com/OperaSickness Opera Sickness

          I remember reading an article once, it was in Details or something, about how much of an intellectual Keanu is in person.  Like, he still acts like Ted, but Ted with an opinion on Proust. 

          I sometimes wonder if he would seem like a better actor if you actually knew him… like when you talk to me in person, I barely move my face at all, and my voice does all of the work and my pitch and tone change dramatically throughout the course of a conversation.  When I was in high school, all of my friends who were drama geeks thought I was a great actress and never could understand why I never got cast in any of the plays, even as an extra.  Finally, one of them asked the teacher who directed all of the plays what he had against me, and we finally realized that if you don’t know that that that’s just how I naturally talk, you would probably think that I am a terrible over actor.  My new goal is now to become important enough that there will be a bio-pic about me, just so that some actress can have a hell of a time trying to emulate my mannerisms. ;)

    • Anonymous

      I almost didn’t recognize Keanu Reeves.

    • Anonymous

      I thought at first glance that Emily Blunt was Andy Dick. That hair!

    • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

      LOVE Chloe Moretz. Easily the best update of the lot.

    • Anonymous

      In the Taxi Driver photos, how is her “dress (worn as shirt)” in one pic YSL yet in the closer pic, the same top is Louis Vuitton?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        I know, that confuses me too. I was going to say something but you got to it first! Also, TLo is right! Hendricks ROCKS in that part, even though you can’t see her outfit. Lusty Old New York Wench, indeed.

      • http://profiles.google.com/singingraisin ali meowmeow

        The shirt is most definitely from the YSL Resort 2012 collection. I have no idea what’s Louis Vuitton in the second photo. My guess would be the hat, but I haven’t been able to confirm it.

    • Anonymous

      I know it fits the theme of the shoot, but in general the overt sexualization of Chloe Moretz, first by Chloe Moretz and then by everyone else is so disturbing to me.

    • Anonymous

      that was fun, actually. Jodie Foster’s baby-hooker-off-the farm-look in Taxi Driver is so iconic that I mentally named the reference in a nanosecond. I hadn’t realize Foster had achieved Jackie-in–her-bloodstained-pink-suit status until seeing this. would not have recognized Christina Hendricks w/o a caption.

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        This makes me want to check and see if Taxi Driver is streaming on Netflix. It’s been too long. 

        I also had no idea that was Christina Hendricks.

    • Anonymous

      Michael Pitt!  And Sir Ben!

      Wow, the wooden-Keanu jokes abound, but damn if he doesn’t look positively HEWN from a large log in that picture!

      • Anonymous

        OMG, I often find TLo comments hilarious, but not usually LOL-in-public funny.  Damn you, quiltrx!

    • Jean Twaddell

      Jack Huston, you are so hot. Why are we always only seeing half of your face?

      • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

        At least this time it’s the other half.

    • Anonymous

      I actually love seeing a different side of Emily Blunt, but I can’t help thinking that from a PR perspective, she got the short end of the stick on this one…

    • http://twitter.com/nicolahearts nicole seligman

      chloe is wonderful. i knew it was her from the thumbnail. agreed with T LO that everyone except keanu and kate bosworth look brilliant.

    • Anonymous

      Love this editorial, but then again I’m old enough to have seen all of these movies when they were shown in theaters.

      Jodie’s portrayal of a child prostitute is lodged in the collective cultural psyche. Still disturbing.

      But these images are really fun as well. Imagine a waitress slinging hash in a shirt costing $1,205.  It is to laugh.

    • Anonymous

      These are pretty fun, especially because of the array of actors they used. Ben Kingsley? Genius.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. Christina looks like Joan dressed up as a serving wench. 

      I really like the one with Alessandro Nivola and Emily Mortimer, both of whom I love. 

      • Lesa Tanner

        and they’re married to each other!

    • Anonymous

      Aw, but he’s Neo!

      (BTW, Sappho Poet, I am looking at two books of poetry by Kay Ryan on my desk right now!)

    • Anonymous

      Emily Blunt looks like Chloe Sevigny here!

    • Anonymous

      The Age of Innocence…….a wonderful movie.  Now I need to watch it again.

      • Anonymous

        One of my favorites … Kate Bosworth looks so much like Michelle Pfeiffer in that photo!

    • Anonymous

      Kate Bosworth is a beautiful woman, but that particular scene from The Age of Innocence *needs* Michelle Pfeiffer’s lips to portray the aching desire.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133424434 Maria McGarry

        I’m still one of those people who could not buy Michelle in that role.  I loved the book.  She was so NOT what was written, though she is gorgeous, of course. 

    • Anonymous

      Looking at the photos, I now very much want to see Chloe Moretz in a 1920s, Clara Bow-esque editorial. Wouldn’t she just kill it??

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Alessandro and Emily look fantastic in period garb.

    • Anonymous

      Totally off topic, but I hope everyone has seen this breast cancer PSA. SO MANY HOT MEN. I had to share.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsyE2rCW71o

       

      • Anonymous

        It’s delightful! It’s delicious!

        • Anonymous

          Yes! de-lovely!

      • Anonymous

        Not just hot, but hilarious.

      • Alisa Rivera

        I guffawed. Awesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      gaaaaaah christina and jack huston!!!! MAKE THIS HAPPEN SOMEONE!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Does this mean Ben Kingsley will be on Boardwalk Empire soon?  Interesting to see that side of Jack Huston’s face!

    • BerlinerNYC

      Wow, that Emily Blunt picture is mesmerizing. I want to make it the screensaver for my phone.

      What a clever idea for a shoot. That is actual art (on top of just promoting the fashions).

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maddy-Lucas/193300703 Maddy Lucas

      Ugh, Keanu Reeves is awful in that shot!

    • http://twitter.com/beatricks beatricks

      Wow! I used to walk by Robindira Unsworth’s hole in the wall office constantly, as they were down the hall from my therapist! I had no idea they were getting such press. Being draped over Christina Hendricks’s chest is probably the best advertisement you can get.

    • Kit Taylor

      I saw Keanu Reeves in “Much Ado about nothing”. Even though he didnt have a big part, he was so bad he almost wrecked the whole movie

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61101261 Becca Robson

        MAAN was the only other film I liked him in, the other being Bill and Ted.

        “69, dudes!”

    • Anonymous

      Spot on with Christina Hendricks.  C. Diaz was too much of a “modern” beauty to have been considered a beauty in the Victorian era.  And she would have been thought of as skinny, especially in the mileau in which the movie is set.

    • Anonymous

      Frankly, I love the way Keanu speaks. It brings to mind both Gary Farmer and Willem Dafoe, two more of my favorite actors, and all three have the same trait; there’s a delay in their responses, and speaking seems to take a conscious effort. Another one is Chloe Webb…it’s as if articulation has to be plotted first. And I find this quality endearing. Especially in a time where just anyone can say anything, I find it reassuring that there’s at least one thinking before speaking.

       As for the pictures, they’re lovely as pictures; I’d pass on the movie remakes themselves, though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      I know I’m in the minority, but I *like* Keanu!  Yeah, he’s no Deniro actor, but who cares!  I find him all kinds of attractive.

      And no, I don’t think he looks vacant.

      Love Christina Hendricks here.  In fact, she looks more the part than Cameron.  But I dislike Cameron with a passion.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a good editorial when it comes to the iconic movies… but some are just too “new” to be portrayed by models. Like Gangs of New York – Cameron Diaz and Leonardo di Caprio are still at the height of their careers, so it’s just a little weird.

      But I love, love, love Scorsese movies, even though I close my eyes at the violence.

    • http://pissiechrissie.tumblr.com/ Chrissie

      I thought the Emily Blunt one was the most intriguing/striking. Also, I do love Kate Bosworth in that shot: she is definitely showcasing her appeal.

    • Anonymous

      i think Kate is the only one who is embodying the true character. she looks fantastic also.

    • Lisa

      I love all of them, especially the one with Kate Bosworth.  I almost thought it was an actual still from the movie.

    • Anonymous

      These are a fun and inspired bit of creativity.  I like.

      And say what you will about Keanu Reeves’ acting abilities, and rightfully so, but that man is aging into a hot hunk of man. 

       Just saying. . .

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      the Kate Bosworth picture is the worst. Such a disservice to the incredible Michelle Pfeiffer. The Givenchy dress is gorgeous though.

    • Anonymous

      What a truly bizarre idea.  So everyone’s younger and prettier.  Great. Even films in photo shoots are dumbed down.

      I thought Emily Blunt was Kathy Griffin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      Pretty cool stuff here. The last picture of Chloe kind of reminds me of a young Patti Lupone.

    • M Carlson

      Poor Keanu. Just like Dangerfield, no respect. :)

    • Anonymous

      Scorcese’s films are so alive and full of mischief.  These photos are just dead.  On the plus side, Hendricks and Huston — that’s a teaming up I would pay to see.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I had no idea Scorcese directed “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”  Sorry for the typecasting, Marty!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25500124 Eric Jacobs

      Why are the prices consistently not listed for the menswear?  I’ve never noticed that before!

    • Anonymous

      Wow, $1K to dress like a truck-stop waitress and $4K to dress like a teenaged hooker!  

    • Anne Rinaldi

      I want to see the Yves St Laurent dress that Chloe Moretz is half wearing.  I guess the ad works!

    • Anonymous

      You had me at Alessandro Nivola.