As Scott Schuman continues to prowl the streets of New York, Milan, Paris to photograph tomorrow’s trendsetters: I take a look back at Stern’s impressive catalogue, which includes photos of blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.
Bert Stern is a household name in both the fashion and photography industries. He has a talent for capturing stars at their best and bringing out their va va voom, whilst looking fabulous. His most iconic pieces feature Marilyn Monroe and are known as ‘The Last Sitting,’ as they are from the last professional photo shoot Monroe ever did, six weeks before she died in 1962.
Stern had a three-day session with her and took a total of a reported 2,500 photos the blonde beauty. The photos themselves are a mixture of class, playfulness and show a Hollywood start working the camera like it’s putty in her hands. The shots of Marilyn Monroe show her beauty with a hint of her innocence.
Bert Stern is also known for taking photographs of Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Drew Barrymore and more. As can be seen from this small list of celebrities, Stern has worked with the best in the industry and his work has only made these stars look definitive and classic. His work with Drew Barrymore made her smolder and look impeccably beautiful.
Stern’s work is done in a sophisticated way and he has a talent for bringing out the best of his celebrities so that they look natural yet positively seraphic.