Each year, Bazaar's global fashion director Carine Roitfeld gathers some of the world's most famous faces for her highly anticipated Icons shoot. This year was no different.
The 2017 line-up included an array of music and fashion's hottest names, with the likes of Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Grimes, Miranda Lambert and Courtney Cox shot by esteemed photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
Candice Swanepoel also makes her editorial return after the birth of her first son Anaca in October 2016, and is joined by fellow Victoria's Secret models Adriana Lima and Karlie Kloss.
The star of the piece is undoubtedly The Weeknd. The 27-year old Canadian singer-songwriter, born Abel Tesfaye, is notoriously private and often refuses to give interviews. This month though, he speaks with Bazaar about the deliberate mystery surrounding his persona and his desire to simply produce music away from the notion of being a celebrity. "I'm not in a rush to let people know everything about me. Mystery is always great. Luckily, the only thing the world demands of me is music. I don't have to give them anything else for the rest of my life," he explains.
To celebrate this occasion, Bazaar will hold a star-studded event in New York City presented by Infor, Laura Mercier, Stella Artois, Fujifilm and Swarovski at the Plaza Hotel on September 8.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the full line-up of this year's Icons and press play on the video below to get a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of the shoot.
Images courtesy of Harper's BAZAAR US
By Carine Roitfeld and Interview by: Brooke Mazurek; Photographs by: Brigitte Lacombe; Creative Direction by The Style Council
Sittings Editor: Ben Perreira; Sittings Assistant: Ron Hartleben; Hair: Tina Outen; Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench; Manicures: Mei Kawajiri; Casting Director: Evelien Joos; Entertainment Director: Christopher Bartley; Production: Cristina Gabriele; On-set Production: No Wheelies Inc.; Set Design: Emma Roach; Videography: Marco Adamo Graziosi + Maria Host-Ivessich; Tailor: Wendel Johnston; Location: Pier 59 Studios, NYC.