The cover is shot by Dan Martensen. (source)
The cover is shot by Dan Martensen. (source)
The covers are shot by Robbie Fimmano. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Drew Barrymore, here to view 2017 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, here to view 2016 cover featuring Jennifer Lopez, here to view 2015 cover featuring Jennifer Aniston, here to view 2014 cover featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, here to view last year cover featuring Jessica Alba, here to view 2012 cover featuring Drew Barrymore, here for 2011 cover with Natalie Portman, and here for 2010 cover with Heidi Klum.
Emma Stone, Timothée Chalamet, Mahershala Ali, John David Washington, Lupita Nyong’o and Melissa McCarthy images are shot by Shayan Ashgarnia. (source)
Ghostbuster stars Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy are photographed by Mark Seliger for Elle US’s first ever Women in Comedy issue, styled by Samira Nasr. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Amber Heard, here to view 2014 cover featuring Anna Kendrick, here to view 2013 covers featuring Shakira, here to view 2012 covers featuring Selena Gomez, here to view 2011 cover featuring Emma Stone, here for 2010 cover with Rihanna and here for 2009 cover with Gwen Stefani.
Thomas Whiteside and Carter Smith are the two most hired fashion photographers by Elle US covers this year. American born Thomas Whiteside photographed lots of well known faces in entertainment industry from Jessica Biel, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Reese Witherspoon, Melissa McCarthy, Shailene Woodley, Marion Cotillard, to Naomie Harris for the monthly publication. Fellow American Carter Smith shot six slots for Elle US cover. The covers were featuring Claire Danes, Taylor Swift, Shakira, Amanda Seyfried, Kate Upton, and Lea Michele.
Roberta Myers as Elle US editor in chief mixed it up with the unique works of Ruth Hogben who shot Lady Gaga for their October issue, and Horst Diekgerdes who shot Scandal‘s Kerry Washington for June.
Our favourite from the newsstands covers are Jessica Biel‘s January (the subs also nice!), Taylor Swift‘s March, and Kate Upton‘s September issue. And from the subsriber version, our favourite goes to Shakira‘s July, and Lady Gaga‘s October. Share to us your favourite covers in the comment box below.
Vanity Fair started this year with one of our favourite covers from them. Some of the world’s funniest comedians and comediennes (we are talking about Jim Carrey, Melissa McCarthy, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Maya Rudolph amongs others!) were posed in front of Mark Seliger lens with hilariously ridiculous outfits. Not to mention that Judd Apatow guest edited the issue. So, it was a perfect Comedy Issue!
Another favourite from Vanity Fair is the August issue with first time cover star, Scandal‘s Kerry Washington who really deserves more major magazine front page slots in the future. She posed in a sexy white cut out bikini, half underwater by Norman Jean Roy. American actress Jennifer Lawrence landed the February issue before her Oscar winning moment (who can forget that historical time when she slipped on the stage!) and her cover came in perfect timing.
More Academy Award-related actors whose featured in this year’s line up were Ben Affleck–who directed this year’s Best Picture winner, Argo–and 2013 Best Actor nominee Bradley Cooper (with the lovely Emma Stone) for March, 1954 Best Actress winner Audrey Hepburn for May, 2009 Best Actor nominee Brad Pitt for June (our least fave cover of the year), and 2003 Best Actress winner Nicole Kidman for December.
The rest of the cover stars are singer Taylor Swift by Peter Lindbergh, actor Channing Tatum by Bruce Weber, the late Princess Diana by Mario Testino, model Kate Upton by Annie Leibovitz (celebrating their 100th anniversary issue), and rapper Jay Z by Mario Testino.
One thing we realized is that VF changed their bold masthead to be more vintage, classic yet slim since October issue. We are not complaining about it, as long as they keep producing good covers and attention-grabbing headlines. Sometimes the headlines were silly and too obvious (i.e The Wife Who Outfoxed Kristen Stewart in December), but it’s our guilty pleasure to see what will they write next.
Film producer, director and screenwriter Judd Apatow is guest editing the January 2013 issue from Vanity Fair. And photographer Mark Seliger snapped some of the world’s funniest comedians (and Megan Fox) for the covers.
The cover stars are Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, and Paul Rudd.
Check also our recap of Vanity Fair‘s 2012 covers line up, here.
Images via TFS.