Vanity Fair’s Annual Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair March 2014

Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue – shot by Annie Leibovitz – features a mix of up-and-comers plus the old guard of Hollywood which includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Idris Elba, George Clooney, Michael B. Jordan, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie and Lea Seydoux.

I’m excited to see more diversity on this cover, although perhaps George Clooney should’ve sat this one out considering his bit part in ‘Gravity’; his space could’ve been taken by another up-and-comer or someone who has had a stellar year, like Amy Adams.

My eye immediately goes to Lupita, who looks sensational in the gold liquid Calvin Klein gown (previous worn by Diane Kruger) looking like an Oscar statue; as for the fellas, I love the unified tuxs and white bow-tie combos.

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Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List

The Duchess of Cambridge has been voted one of Vanity Fair’s most stylish stars of 2012.

This may come as a surprise to many of you since you, like me, haven’t been that excited about a look from the Duchess since her wedding dress, her Jenny Packham gown from earlier this year or none of the above.

Catherine gets a cover to celebrate her Best Dressed status (quelle surprise) as does the charming Jessica Chastain who can also be a tad inconsistent on the red carpet.

You’ll be pleased to know that Diane Kruger, Lea Seydoux, Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar, H.R.H Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Charlotte Casiraghi, Princess Alexandra of Greece, Fan Bingbing, Ulyana Sergeenko, Poppy Delevigne and fashion model Elettra Wiedemann made the list.

Jay-Z, Tom Brady, Prince Harry and Eddie Redmayne get well-deserved spots on the list, with the head scratcher being Alicia Keys.

Sorry Alicia.

Click here to see the full list.

Vanity Fair March 2012 Hollywood Issue

Vanity Fair’s March 2012 issue, which is the annual Hollywood Issue, features eleven of the most up-and-coming actresses who were shot by Mario Testino.

The main cover features Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain.

After the fold we have Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins and Brit Marling.

There are always great debates that go on with regards to this cover every year.

I would’ve swapped Mia with Elizabeth and had her on the main cover, and I’m not sure Paula should be considered up-and-coming as she’s been around for a while. Also Shailene is totally unrecognisable.

Each actress wore a pastel-coloured satin dress for the 20s boudoir-themed shoot with screen-siren hairstyles and bold lip colours.

They all look great, but Jennifer steals the cover for me as she’s in full-on bombshell mode. Very Jessica Rabbit.

Here are some extracts from their interviews:

Jessica on her superstar crush:The English Patient. Of course. Those love scenes!”

Jennifer on who else she’s like to work with: “I’d love to work with the Cohen brothers. Tommy Lee Jones. Jack Nicholson. And I’d love to work with Renee Zellweger. I’m a huge Renee Zellweger fan.”

Rooney on her crush growing up: “Thom Yorke.”

Jennifer on her childhood crush: “When I was little, like 90s, era, I had such a big crush on Justin Timberlake from *NSYNC that I almost thew up.”

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Rooney Mara in Ralph Lauren, Jennifer Lawrence in custom Donna Karan, Mia Wasikowska in Ralph Lauren, Jessica Chastain in Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth Olsen in Salvatore Ferragamo, Adepero Oduye in Carolina Herrera, Shailene Woodley in Ralph Lauren, Paula Patton in L’Wren Scott, Felicity Jones in Burberry, Lily Collins in Calvin Klein and Brit Marling in Tommy Hilfiger.

Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue March 2010

Annie Leibovitz captured Vanity Fair’s hottest up and coming actresses for its annual “Hollywood Issue.”

The cover has caused much controversy as their isn’t any women of colour included in the line up.

People are questioning the exclusion of Gabby Sidibe – who does appear in this issue – and Zoe Saldana – who has appeared on the cover of the 2008 Hollywood Issue.

Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart and Carey Mulligan make the cover, whilst Amanda Seyfried (wearing Rupert Sanderson Saddled O’s brogues, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick make up the fold.

I love the relaxed nature of the cover, but I love the shot of the actresses below wearing nude or neutral colours of Dior, J.Mendel, Blumarine, Chado Ralph Rucci and Luisa Beccaria.

You can read some extracts from the feature here, or you can buy the magazine when it hits newsstands on Feb. 9.

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