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The Liberty Ross, Rupert Sanders, and Kristen Stewart love triangle already seems like ages ago — and yet, as soon as we heard that Ross was starring in her own Vanity Fair spread with a tell-all interview, we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into the revelations.
Kate Upton’s Catdaddy recital for Terry Richardson may have been one for the skin-baring books, but it still doesn’t hold a candle to the scandal that was Marilyn Monroe’s breathy “Happy birthday Mr President” to JFK. Still, we can’t help but be impressed by how well the 2013 Model of the Year was able to channel the inimitable Hollywood icon for Vanity Fair’s 100th birthday (despite going dark from the ’40s through the ’70s) cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Her bright blonde pin curls, darling blue eyes, red rouge, and champagne-colored playsuit would have been just enough for Joe Dimaggio to do a double take back in the day.
He doesn’t live in a house, he lives in a “shoe museum.”
You know we’re already crazy-excited about this year’s September issues, and now we’ve got a new reason.
While no fashion magazine we’re aware of has ever put a terrorist on the cover, it’s not like the industry is immune to controversy. Whether it’s underage models, racial sterotyping, an abundance of skin, a shortage of body fat or any combination of these things, it seems every new turn gives us reason to peek a little closer for a bad weave or a horrifically amputated limb.
Yeah, we know. Surely Kanye’s new motherland nor one of favorite magazines would dare recycle a cover for their debut issue, and sure enough, Vanity Fair France’s very first cover star is not La Scandaleuse Kristen Stewart.
In 2010, shamed designer John Galliano launched his own downward spiral with an anti-semitic rant that was caught on tape. In 2011 he was fired from Dior for those, and other unseemly behaviors. The fashion world has sat back, both rubbing our palms together to watch this disaster unravel, and cautiously awaiting his next move — will he come back? Will he ever be able to come back from this? We may just get our answers in his first-ever sober interview, and first since being ousted from the house, in Vanity Fair’s July issue.
When we heard that one of our all-time favorite magazines was launching in one of our all-time favorite countries, suffice it to say we were expecting something big. Sure, we may not be quite fluent in the language, and trudging through the longform pieces may have promised something of a challenge, but with Carine Roitfeld’s one-time rumored successor Virginie Mouzat in charge of fashion coverage, we figured we’d be in for some top notch content. Unfortunately, the debut cover isn’t much to write home about.
Parsons students may no longer have access to John Galliano, after his planned three-day workshop was abruptly cancelled this week, but Vanity Fair readers will soon get the chance to bear witness to the disgraced designer’s first interview since his public, anti-Semitic outburst in early 2011.
We’ve given Brad Pitt a lot of flak lately — for the bedraggled hair; for the rambling Chanel ads; for the unkempt wardrobe and the man Spanx it allegedly conceals — but we have to say he’s looking pretty good on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair.
Jennifer Lawrence is a little busy these days, what with shooting the next installment of the Hunger Games trilogy and all. Plus, she hardly needs to keep up the publicity parade now that she’s already taken home a certain little gold statue. This means that new photo shoots have been few and far between since February, and magazines that want her for their cover have resorted to buying up outtakes of already-published shoots. Case in point: this month’s Tatler Russia cover.
The fashion set stepped out in style at last night’s Vanity Fair party for the Tribeca Film Festival. Vera Wang, Rachel Roy, Karolina Kurkova, and more were decked out in menswear-inspired ensembles that were actually quite sexy and feminine, while Tory Burch and Tao Okamoto brought a dash of color and prints.
Taylor Swift‘s face has been smiling, smizing, and otherwise staring out at us from newsstands everywhere for the better part of the past year. The 23-year-old kicked off her cover spree with Vogue‘s February 2012, and since then has covered Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Vanity Fair, to say nothing of the countless tabloid covers she’s popped up on with boyfriends Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles (They’re on the rocks! They’re moving in together! He’s cheating!). It’s enough to make even the biggest fan of Swift’s music feel exhausted. And, lo and behold, WWD published their report of 2012 newsstand sales today, and it looks like Swift’s covers haven’t been the sales coup the publishers were expecting. But why? We have some hypotheses.
While it may be true that all of the biggest stories of the night happened at the Academy Awards ceremony (and, ok, on the red carpet beforehand), we’ve always been partial to a good after party ourselves, and yesterday’s annual Vanity Fair bash may hold the honor of being the most star-studded of them all.
Good news for the magazine industry: circulation in the UK is decidedly up.
With its rotating cast of larger-than-life characters, media melees, and constant, bustling activity, Hollywood is nothing if not a three-ring circus. So it’s only fitting that for the March issue of Vanity Fair, Bruce Weber photographed the best and brightest film stars of the moment looking like they’ve run off with the Ringling Brothers.
The rarefied space on Vanity Fair‘s International Best-Dressed List is typically reserved for royals, sartorially selective starlets, and people with buckets and buckets of money. But now the magazine is opening up the annual honor to everyday civilians — with a catch.
And you thought we lucked out stateside with a smiling Jennifer Lawrence on the this month’s Vanity Fair! Over in Italy, the dashing face that’s landed their February cover is none other than Pope Benedict XVI‘s private secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein.
Now that Jennifer Lawrence‘s Vanity Fair cover is out and brightening up newsstands everywhere, we hope you’ve had the chance to admire the Ellen von Unwerth-lensed spread and, of course, the actress’ unfailing candor.