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Cate Blanchett for W Vol. 5 2018


Cate Blanchett covers the first all-female upcoming issue of W Magazine. The fifth edition of the magazine this year is guest edited by the award winning actress and editor in chief Stefano Tonchi is the only man to be putting in any work on Blanchett’s issue, the issue was produced entirely by women and features only women. (source)


Featured Article: W Magazine 2013 Covers Recap


We got plenty of favourite covers from W Magazine this year. From Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain‘s artsy selection for January issue and Emma Stone sexy candid for February, to Katy Perry‘s ravishingly minimalist November cover and George Clooney‘s surprisingly good polkadot fever for December. W Magazine hired talented and well known photographers and artists such as Chantal Joffe, George Condo, Mickalene Thomas, Rineke Dijkstra, Juergen Teller, Mario Sorrenti, and Emma Summerton to snapped some of our favourite covers mentioned above.

Another favourite this year would be the remarkable three covers of March issue featuring three world renowned catwalkers Kate Moss, Natalia Vodianova, and Lara Stone, that were photographed stunningly seductive by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. The casting, the colors, and the sensual vibe captivates our senses and we just love all of them!

British model Cara Delevingne is another model who landed the cover slot for the Stefano Tonchi-edited magazine this year. The 21 year old was also photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott for the important September issue, which was released around her birthday. Talk about a perfect gift for the IT model of the moment.

Brit Marling, Edie Redmayne, Tilda Swinton, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lopez, Léa Seydoux,and Chloë Grace Moretz completed the star-studded list of the magazine 2013 cover subjects. They worked together with top photographers Alasdair McLellan, Tim Walker, Michael Thompson, Mario Sorrenti, and Craig McDean for the magazine’s April, May, June/July, August, and October issues respectively.

Which one is your favourite this year? You can also read our 2012, 2011, and 2010 recaps of W Magazine covers by clicking the links.

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W Magazine 2011 Covers Recap


This 2011 recap marks W magazine’s first full covers line up with new logo since they changed it September 2010 and their covers did not disappoints.

Stefano Tonchi‘s edited monthly publication chose actors Garrett Hedlund and Emma Stone to graced the January covers photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and then the magazine gave an exclusive first look of February cover girl, Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander (remember the tension between Vanity Fair and W about the cover star?) from the upcoming David Fincher‘s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The cover was photographed by Jean Baptiste-Mondino who also shot the April covers featuring Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska.

Academy Award nominated actress, Mila Kunis heated up the March cover as she was photographed by Craig McDean in Eres silk bra and Chanel silk tulle organza coat. The British born New York based fashion photographer also lensed Mad Men‘s January Jones for the two covers of May issue. Academy Award winning actors, Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks was photographed together by Mario Sorrenti for the June issue promoting Larry Crowne. The Naples born New York City based photographer also shot one of my favourite magazine covers ever, the December issue featuring the divine Dakota and Elle Fanning. Another Academy Award winning actress, Tilda Swinton, also one of the cover stars for W magazine this year. The 2008 winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role from Michael Clayton was lensed by Tim Walker for August issue.

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott (the first was born in Turkey while the latter in Wales) photographed Kristen Stewart like we’ve never seen her before, winged tip eyeliner and boufant hair, for the important September cover while the October cover featuring In Time lead casts, Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, marked the returns of Michael Thompson for magazine cover in a long time.

W gave another slot of two different covers for July (Music & Style) and November (Art & Fashion) issues featuring one nude Christina Aguilera by Daniele & Iango, glammed up Beyoncé by Patrick Demarchelier, the rising model Sui He by Max Vadukul and the quirky Nicki Minaj by Francesco Vezzoli respectively.

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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.


W 2010 Covers Recap


Jennifer Garner wearing Dior orange dress for W January 2010, she looked fresh! (there’s still photoshop i think). Rihanna in white Gucci was February cover girl. Megan Fox wearing blue Giorgio Armani for March. All were photographed by Craig McDean.

Steven Klein photographed Gerald Butler and Jennifer Aniston (she’s wearing Lanvin shoes) for April cover where the two promoting their movie, The Bounty Hunter. Julianna Margulies photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg wearing red Dolce & Gabbana animal print dress showing the awkward split on her dress for May cover. Cate Blanchett photographed by Craig McDean for June is one of my favourite cover from W this year. She looked ethereal in the image. The famous Miu Miu dress first appeared on W July cover. Eva Mendes wore it and lensed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. The dress goes a long way ever since.

August 2010 was Stefano Tonchi‘s first W cover since he moved to the magazine in March. He chose Rebecca Hall and her co-star in The Town, Jon Hamm as they both photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg. Tonchi chose 8 rising movie stars for his first September issue, all of them photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. It was also remarked the first full issue edited by Tonchi. New logo, new layout, new W.

Blue Valentine‘s star Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling posed together for W October cover as they lensed by Inez & Vinoodh. While Kim Kardashian posed naked for November cover for it’s Art Issue shot by Mark Seliger. Katherine Heigl and her adopted daughter, Naleigh are the December cover stars of W with Patrick Demarchelier as photographer. It’s more like family portrait than a cover.

Im not quite a fan of the last 2 months covers of W, maybe because the cover featured less color (it’s still a great images though) but Stefano Tonchi took risk with his decisions at W. I salute him for that.

23 cover stars, 7 photographers, 6 white background covers, 4 dark background covers and 2 outdoors covers.

Amby from Art8amby.


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