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Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon & Tom Hanks for Vanity Fair March 2018


Annie Leibovitz also photographed VF editor in chief Graydon Carter and actors Michael B. Jordan, Zendaya, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Claire Foy, Harrison Ford, Gal Gadot and Robert De Niro for the fold out covers. The issue marks Graydon‘s final issue for the magazine. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Dakota Johnson, Aja Naomi King, Dakota Johnson, Greta Gerwig and Janelle Monáe, here to view 2016 cover featuring Charlotte Rampling, Rachel Weisz, Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong’o, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Saoirse Ronan and Diane Keaton, here to view 2015 cover featuring Amy Adams, Channing Tatum and Reese Witherspoon, here to view 2014 cover featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Idris Elba and George Clooney. Click here to view 2013 cover featuring Ben Affleck, Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper, here to view 2012 cover featuring Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowka.


Featured Article: Vanity Fair 2012 Covers Recap


Vanity Fair started this year with good covers such as the January issue featuring Lady Gaga by Annie Leibovitz, and a trio of Matt Damon, Daniel Craig and George Clooney for February, also by Mrs.Leibovitz. And then they produced the always exciting March issue, which featured top rising names in movie industry such as Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain, photographed with a vintage 1920’s feeling by Mario Testino..

..They falls flat with Julia Roberts on the April issue but then redeemed it with pleasant for the eyes covers in the following months with Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Dockery (May), Marilyn Monroe (June), Kristen Stewart (July), and Alec Baldwin (August).

Vanity Fair sinking into the worst-covers-of-the-year hole with their September, October and November edition respectively that’s featured one paparazzi-like shot of Kate Middleton, one OMG-WTF-is-this image of Katie Holmes, and last but not least, one awfully taken snap of a smirking Daniel Craig, in front of a golden girl’s lady part. The subscriber cover from September issue with Jessica Chastain was quite decent, but it’s such a shame they didn’t used it as the main cover.

Thank God for Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott who shot supermodel Kate Moss to perfection for the magazine’s December issue. We’re really hoping that Vanity Fair would never, ever again producing front pages like those three worst covers this year.

You may also read our 2011 recap for Vanity Fair, here, and 2010 recap, here.

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Rooney Mara for W February 2011


Rooney Mara landed the February cover of W as Lisbeth Salander (her latest movie directed by David Fincher, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo scheduled to released later on this year) and photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino with a leather Burberry Prorsum biker jacket styled by Trish Sommerville!!

Originally, the executives behind the movie approached Vanity Fair for a possible cover for her but Vanity Fair balked when it was told it would have to work with Jean-Baptiste Mondino (who the studio had already hired to do work for the film). Rumour has it that VF Editor in Chief, Graydon Carter wanted Annie Leibovitz to shoot her.

So, they went to W eventually !!! Mondino worked several times with W‘s current Editor In Chief, Stefano Tonchi when Tonchi‘s still at T.


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