Actor, activist and super woman Lupita Nyong’o delivers her most beautiful fashion editorial to date — and she’s had some lovelies. Samira Nasr styles Lupita’s vibrant, colorful ensembles in gorgeous images by Jackie Nickerson for Vanity Fair Magazine’s October 2019 issue. Kimberly Drew conducts the interview.
Actor Michelle Williams covers the September 2018 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine, lensed by Collier Schorr with styling by Samira Nasr. The cover story titled 'I Never Gave Up on Love': Michelle Williams on Her Very Private Wedding and Very Public Fight for Equal Pay' tells you where the interview with Amanda Fortini is moving.
To update the equal pay discussion consummated after the Vanity Fair interview went to press, Michelle Williams will receive the same salary as Sam Rockwell on a new FX series about director-choreographer Bob Fosse and his dancer-muse-third wife Gwen Verdon.
Williams inherited the queen for a day crown for unequal pay in January 2018, when headlines confirmed that she made less than $1,000 for her 'All the Money in the World' re-shoots (post bad boy revelations about Kevin Spacey, whose role was replaced by Christopher lummer , while her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, made $1.5 million. The shocking news of the incredible pay disparity between two successful actor broke in the midst of the Time’s Up awards season. The outcry was so intense that it inspired Wahlberg and the agency that represents both actors, WME, to donate fees to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
'A private humiliation became a public turning point."~ Michelle Williams
Fortini picks up the story for the September issue:
Emmy Award-winner Lena Waithe takes the cover of American Vanity Fair‘s April 2018 edition captured by fashion and celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, with styling from Jessica Diehl. Waithe is the first black woman to win a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for 'Master of None'.
After garnering accolades for her work on 'The Chi' as well, and appearing in Steven Spielberg's new film 'Ready Player One', Lena Waithe talks to Jacqueline Woodson about her influences from the Harlem Renaissance to 'Time's Up'. Talking in the world of current 'Black Panther' and 'A Wrinkle In Time's' success, Lena Waithe is anchored in the world of Black Brilliance. Not only has this moment arrived in Hollywood, writes Woodson, it "has not come to play."
Meeting her at the Four Seasons restaurant in Beverly Hills, Woodson begins to see Lena "as a woman coming at the world from many different places, quick-moving and fast-talking yet soft-spoken and thoughtful, cursing a mile a minute while bringing a new vibrancy to language. . . . On the butch side of queer but with delicate edges. Star power with kindness. "
Krista Smith enjoys roast chicken Chez Jennifer Lawrence, interviewing for Vanity Fair the world's highest-paid female actor about her upcoming role as a Russian prima ballerina turned Soviet operative Dominika Egorova in 'Red Sparrow'. Lawrence protested vociferously about doing her nude scene, arguing that she has never recovered from the 2014 Internet theft of nude photos intended for her then boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. (Note that the man responsible for the crime was prosecuted and sentenced to 18 mos in prison.)
Lawrence finally conceded that the nude scene in 'Red Sparrow' was essential to the film's plot line, and ultimately her decision was empowering in her words, thanks to her long-time friend, the film's director France Lawrence (no relation). Basically Lawrence looked Lawrence in the eye as the scene was being filmed -- not in the t-ts (my word).
The Smith-Lawrence convo got extra interesting once the topic turned to politics.
“I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics,” says Lawrence. “Twenty-five percent of America identifies as liberal and I need more than 25 percent of America to go see my movies. It’s not wise, career-speaking, to talk about politics. When Donald Trump got sworn into office, that fucking changed.”
Jennifer Lawrence is lensed by Inez and Vinoodh, with styling by Jessica Diehl for Vanity Fair March 2018.
Vanity Fair Magazine's December 2017 cover story shares J-Rod!, America's new 'it couple' with the world. Mega star Jennifer Lopez and famed New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez dish on love, beauty, redemption and their captivating love story. Famed celeb photographer Mario Testino flashes the sizzling duo with styling by Jessica Diehl for 'A Tap on the Back'.
Bethany McLean conducts the interview -- well worth the read -- and we learn that it's Lopez who made the first move.
Superstar Angelia Jolie fronts the September 2017 issue of Vanity Fair. Jessica Diehl styled Jolie in retro elegance lensed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in 'Angelina Jolie Solo'. Read the interview with Evgenia Peretz.
There’s the Angelina Jolie who’s now a single mother—managing the day-to-day chaos of six kids, and the trauma of her split from Brad Pitt—and there’s the Angelina Jolie whose latest movie, a groundbreaking Netflix original about Cambodia’s genocide, is also a thank-you to the nation that transformed her. At her new L.A. mansion, Jolie reveals the tension between the two Angelinas and the reason her life will never be normal.