Ward Ivan Rafik shot the cover. (source)
Ward Ivan Rafik shot the cover. (source)
Downton Abbey stars are on the Town & Country’s October 2019 cover, on newsstands Sept 19th.
Downtown Abbey is in theaters this Friday but first, here for T&C, the three co-stars open up about their camaraderie on and off set, what it was like to film after the series gained popularity, and the difficulty of keeping the film’s ending a secret.
Allen Leech on Downton’s success in the U.S.: “If it had been on one of those major networks, or one you have to pay for, they would have pushed it too hard. Downton had to be discovered. It had to have that slow build.”
Michelle Dockery on filming once Downton had a cult following: “When we came back to filming, it felt the same. It was like just going back to work, seeing your mates.”
Laura Carmichael on keeping the film’s ending a secret: “I wouldn’t know what to tell you.” Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
The cover was shot by David Slijper with styling by Leith Clark. (source)
The Downton Abbey star is landed her third Bazaar UK cover. This time the 33 year old actress is wearing a lace Ralph Lauren dress from their Fall Winter 2015 collection. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Claire Danes, here to view 2013 covers featuring Scarlett Johansson, here to view 2012 covers featuring Joan Smalls and Laetitia Casta, here to view 2011 covers featuring Alexa Chung, here for 2010 cover with Karen Elson, and here for 2009 cover with Lily Cole.
Alexi Lubomirski photographed Michelle Dockery (and Downton girls Laura Carmichael and Lily James on the subscriber version) for the new cover from Harper’s Bazaar UK. This is Michelle‘s second cover for the magazine. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Michelle herself, here to view 2012 cover featuring Miranda Kerr, here to view 2011 cover featuring Emma Watson, here for 2010 cover with Marion Cotillard and here for 2009 cover with Rachel Weisz.
There are some hit and miss in this year’s Bazaar UK covers line up. For example, Anne Hathaway‘s February and Scarlett Johansson‘s October issue. They could’ve done so much better with such great actresses.
It seems like elegant minimalism is the theme for their newsstand covers in 2013. Soft color tones, safe model-ish poses, and well known cover stars are their signatures this year.
Some standout newsstand covers from this monthly fashion publication edited by Justine Picardie were featuring Karen Elson‘s strong pose by Alexi Lubomirski, Carey Mulligan‘s serene face by Tom Allen, Stella Tennant‘s dreamy cover by Cathleen Naundorf, Jennifer Lawrence‘s striking feature by Ben Hassett, and Cate Blanchett‘s elegant yet poised image shot also by Ben Hassett.
Harper’s Bazaar UK presented at least 21 version of subscriber covers this year. From those minimalist images of famous faces (Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, Natalia Vodianova, Kate Winslet, Lara Stone, Karl Lagerfeld + Choupette, and Dree Hemmingway), to the amazing images with vintage feeling from Cathleen Naundorf, to the artsy illustration by the talented Gary Hume.
The 31 year old English actress (famous as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey) is wearing Miu Miu Fall Winter 2013 ensemble on the August cover of her homeland Harper’s Bazaar.
Images via Glossy Newsstand.
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.
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