Actor Kristen Stewart is styled by Miranda Almond in ‘Looking Ahead’, lensed by Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar UK October 2019./ Hair by Adir Aberg; makeup by Jillian Dempsey
Wonder woman Angelina Jolie follows in the steps of Beyonce’s essay in the September 2019 issue of Vogue, choosing to set her own narrative. Given the generally low quality of women’s magazines’ interview questions — I agree they have made progress — the haters should stop clutching their pearls around journalistic integrity and come up to Angelina’s level.
Actor and filmmaker, Oscar winner and activist Natalie Portman covers the September 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Leith Clark styles the Dior ambassador in images by Pamela Hanson.
Justine Picardie sits down with Portman at Hollywood’s legendary Villa Carlotta, operating now as an upscale Airbnb-style home away from home. Their focus initially is Christian Dior’s sister Catherine, who was the inspiration for his first perfume, Miss Dior.
Natalie Portman has been the face of Miss Dior since 2010, and her activist Israeli background is curious about Catherine Dior’s history as a member of the French Resistance before being deported to a concentration camp in Germany in 1944.
Actor Naomi Watts is styled by Tracy Taylor in modern luxe, clean lines simplicity from Balenciaga, JACQUEMUS, Proenza Schouler, The Row and more. Photographer Jason Kibbler is in the studio for Porter Edit August 2, 2019. Jane Mulkerrins conducts the interview.
Naomi Watts on her role in ‘The Loudest Voice’
This summer the Game of Thrones star has a high-profile role in the TV drama miniseries ‘The Loudest Voice’, with Watts playing the role of Gretchen Carlson. The Fox News Primetime anchor filed a lawsuit in July 2016, accusing head of the network, now-deceased Roger Ailes, of forcing her off the air when she thwarted his sexual advances.
As a result of Carlson’s courage, other women at Fox News, including Megyn Kelly, followed Carlson’s lead and within weeks, Roger Ailes resigned as head of the network.
Bridget Read interviews Jane Fonda about 60 years of activism , looking totally fab in her 80s and her first Vogue cover shot by master artist Irving Penn in July 1959.
We learn that Fonda actually worked for Irving Penn for a year, acting as his assistant at age 19. How thrilling! The Vogue cover shoot was a year before the actor’s first film ‘Tall Story’. She was wearing lipstick-color gloves available at Saks Fifth Avenue and a “spice brown” rinse in her hair.
Jane was studying at the time with Lee Strasberg and assigned to the Eileen Ford Agency as a model to pay for her acting classes. “If you had told me at that time that at age 81 I would again be on the cover of Vogue, I would’ve told you you were out of your mind, that that was completely and utterly impossible,” Jane tells Briget Read. Fonda continues:
My image of women was that they were victims and not very powerful, and my dad didn’t encourage me, or make me feel I was attractive. I mean, everything was a surprise to me. I was surprised that I got cast in a movie. I was surprised that I was ever accepted as a model at Eileen Ford’s agency and surprised that I ever ended up on the cover of Vogue. So my life has just been one big surprise for me.
It fact it wasn’t Jane Fonda’s visit to Angela Davis in the Marin Couny Jail that propelled her into activism. Nor was it her ‘radical’ husband Tom Hayden’s state assembly campaign in California. Fonda became an uber progressive in Paris, hanging with American GIs who had served in Vietnam. They had become resistors and gave the blooming model a book to read by Jonathan Schell called ‘The Village of Ben Suc’. There was no turning back after reading that book.
This interview gets better and better, as Fonda and Read discuss what it is to be ‘woke’. Read on at Vogue.
Star singer Florence Welsh covers the June 2019 issue of London’s ES Magazine in advance of her July 13 Florence + The Machine British Summer Time Hyde Park concert . Aldene Johnson styles Florence in vintage-inspired looks by Gucci, Erdem, Molly Goddard, Alessandra Rich and more. Photographer Bella Newman is behind the lens, on location at Clapton Tram Shed/ Makeup by Sarah Reygate; hair by Leigh Keates