May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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From the current issue of New York magazine:
In 1962, photographer Bert Stern shot a series of photos of Marilyn Monroe that have collectively come to be known as â€œThe Last Sitting.â€ Forty-six years later, Stern has revisited his classic shots with Lindsay Lohan, another actress whose prodigious fame is not quite commensurate with her professional achievements.
Last night I bought the new issue of New York magazine. I love New York magazine. It’s their Spring Fashion issue which I picked up totally for research/fun, and was shocked to find a nude Lindsay Lohan shoot inside. OK – so seeing a Hollywood starlet whose clothes have accidentally fallen off is far from shocking these days…but I really did pick the magazine up just because it was the Spring Fashion issue. The back cover of the mag is meant to look like a faux front cover – Andre 3000 is featured on this back cover which hypes the Spring men’s fashion coverage inside. The issue I saw had been flipped over so that the Andre “cover” was visible. I was like, “ooh Spring fashion!” Which makes me and Andre 3G’s mom the only two people in the world who have picked this magazine up for a reason unrelated to the Lindsay photos.
As far as the Lindsay photos – I’m really into platinum hair and dark eyebrows these days. The hair though needs to be super-white platinum and the brows should be as dark as possible. I know she’s wearing a wig here (and not much else), but she really should go platinum all the time I think. Also worth noting – I’m sick of all the websites where people post snarky and harsh comments about photos like these – the whole Gawker syndrome. Usually when I read such negative comments I find myself thinking, “Whatever – she’s young and rich and pretty and famous and you would change places with her in a second.”
OK – check out these 3 outtakes from the LiLo shoot at the Hotel Bel-Air – the site of the original 1962 Monroe photo session. Three photos that you won’t see in the magazine – even if you accidentally pick it up. x Eddie
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