Gwyneth Paltrow graces the January 2013 cover of InStyle UK wearing a Jil Sander Fall 2012 pink cashmere coat and nude dress.

The rest of her editorial, shot by Giampaolo Sgura, sees her wearing stunning couture gowns from Armani Privé and Atelier Versace. That pink Atelier Versace gown most definitely needs a red carpet moment. Don’t you agree?

Designer Diane von Furstenberg, who Gwyn also counts as a friend, conducted the interview.

Gwyn opened up quite a lot as she talked about her hubby Chris Martin, her desire for more babies, plus her diet and exercise regime.

Be sure to pick up a copy of InStyle’s January 2013 issue on Thursday where you can read the full interview. In the meantime check out some extracts below.

On not being able to have it all – and her trying to cut the amount of work she does:
“ I look for an interesting supporting part about once a year. That’s the most I can manage. Some women can do it and that’s fantastic, but I can’t. You make choices as a wife and mother, don’t you? You can’t have it all. I don’t care what it looks like.”

On the success of her relationship:
DVF: Would you say the success of a relationship comes from the fact that you’re not needy?”
GP: “I would say it’s because I focus more on understanding than on being understood.”

On having more children: “My brain says, ‘Oh, I think I’m done, the kids are big now and I don’t want to go back to changing diapers’. But a part of me would love to have another. Of course, I’m old now!”

On the effect her father had on her: “My dad and I had one of those incredibly lucky, love-of-your-life relationships. The main reason I believe in myself comes from my father. I felt so understood by him.”
DVF: “I think if your father makes you confident, you wind up having healthy relationships with men.”
GP: “I agree. I mean, I stumbled a few times in that department. But I feel like I wasn’t struggling to figure out men.”

On her diet / exercise regime: “I was very strict for a while. I was macrobiotic for a couple of years, then I got pregnant and just ate ice cream. What I’ve learnt is I want to enjoy my life and food is a big part of it. I love to cook and feed people. I cook every day. I don’t like sweets. My indulging is a fresh baguette with cheese and a glass of red wine, or French fries and fried zucchini. Or a turkey burger.”

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