He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
The Birth of Venus - Sandro Botticelli

He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang

May 2, 2023
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In a stunning fusion of fashion and art, Marie Claire China’s April 2023 issue presents a cover story that takes inspiration from the masterpieces of art history. Model He Cong transforms into a living muse, embodying iconic artworks such as Sandro Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus‘, Claude Monet’s ‘Woman With a Parasol-Madame Monet and Her Son‘, or Henri Matisse’s ‘Le chapeau de paille‘.

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He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Madame X – John Singer Sargent
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait – Frida Kahlo

The enchanting photographs are captured by Shanghai-based photographer Leslie Zhang, who, alongside the entire creative team at Marie Claire China, elevates the cover story to new heights. Stylist Mix Wei expertly curates the perfect looks to channel each artwork, selecting pieces from renowned brands like Chanel, Prada, Loewe amongst others.

He Cong’s metamorphosis into these timeless characters is completed by hair stylist Zhao Wenzhi and make-up artist Yang Kaichun, who work together to bring the essence of each painting to life.

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He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
The Birth of Venus – Sandro Botticelli
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Lady Godiva – John Collier
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Ophelia – Sir John Everett Millais
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
La Grande Odalisque – Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott – David Hockney
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Equestrian Portrait of Elisabeth of France – Diego Velázquez
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
The Goddess – Liu Ye
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait – Frida Kahlo
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Man in a Bowler Hat – Rene Magritte
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Le chapeau de Paille – Henri Matisse
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
The Lady with the Veil – Alexander Roslin
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait – Frida Kahlo
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Woman With a Parasol-Madame Monet and Her Son – Claude Monet
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Man in a Bowler Hat – Rene Magritte
He Cong covers Marie Claire China April 2023 by Leslie Zhang
Madame X – John Singer Sargent