Photographer Hugh Stewart shot the incomparable comedian Celeste Barber for People Magazine's Beautiful Issue. Celeste's one woman comedic stylings were perfectly on display when modelling the bespoke One-Woman-Band get up, created by one of our favourite Stylists, Lydia Jane Saunders. Equipped with a drum, cymbals, a ukulele and a harmonica, Celeste surprised and delighted Sydney-siders on their Saturday morning jaunt outside the iconic State Theatre.

After wrapping the stills shoot, with a clang not a whimper, we moved inside to the incredibly ornate theatre foyer. Here it was only fitting that the Queen of comedy conduct her video interview on a throne. Sitting down with People journalist Julie Jordan, live from NYC, Celeste expanded on her body-positive message, her life's work and her mad musical skills. The video content was by captured by Mark Rodgers, more of which can be seen below.

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Celeste Barber shot in Sydney, Australia on April 2, 2022. Photographer: Hugh Stewart Hair: Brad Mullins / Vivien’s Creative Management Makeup: Filomena Natoli / Vivien’s Creative Management Manicurist: Betty Rose Stylist: Philippa Maroney Dress: Batsheva/net a porter; Earrings: Kenneth Jay lane; Sneakers: Michael Kors Prop Stylist: Lydia Jane Saunders Production: FLIPP Management