amanda lepore X heidi klum: the jeSSica raBBit battle

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photo by Richard Machado
concept by Amanda Lepore
art direction & styling by Gazelle Paulo
make up by Sylwia Rakowska
hair by Shawn Mount
Amanda Lepore wears Andres Throckmorton


At some point, everybody will be Jessica Rabbit…
It feels good when a pop moment reminds some people of the work you did in the past. From Sao Paulo, the fabulous DJ extraordinaire Johnny Luxo uploaded on his Instagram a montage of Heidi Klum in her Jessica Rabbit Halloween NY costume party from last night together with the Amanda Lepore image we created for Gazelland in 2005. People are comparing both photos and discussing who did it best? My opinion is that BOTH did.
Both Jessicas were made for different reasons; Amanda’s image has a more fashionable appeal to it because it was specific created for a fashion shoot with photographer Richard Machado. Amanda already has the body of Jessica’s to start with, so in a way, we “simply” had to style her as Jessica, and we spent about four to five hours in Machado’s studio, in Tribeca, to achieve that final result in this very special photo above. Heidi’s impressive prosthetic and make up work was designed to transform her in the real iconic cartoon, and since that’s not her real body, which by itself complicate things…that’s a real commitment, I applaud Heidi and her team with the final result achieved: simply amazing !!!
Heidi Klum always brings it to the next level. In 2013, I went to her “Insanity” themed VIP pre-Halloween party at Marquee in New York, and she stunned everybody when she appeared as a very old and wrinkled lady….and me, yes I was dressed as as ” A pussy cat ghost coming out of a painting with wings ” ….. check us below 😀 !!!


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Prosthetics & Design by Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine
Wig styling and beauty makeup by Nikki Fontaine
Dress by Christian Siriano


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moi and Heidi at her 2013 “Insanity” Halloween party.


Freak Chic
by Gazelle Paulo