The cover is shot by AB+DM. (source)
The cover is shot by AB+DM. (source)
Oscar-winning actress and CEO and founder of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow gets candid with Town & Country in her May 2020 cover story about what prompted her to begin her research in food and nutrition, her devotion to the wellness industry, the double standards she faces as an actress and business mogul, and the message she has for her critics.
Goop launched in 2008 as a newsletter and has since grown to comprise the Netflix series (“The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow”), a podcast, a franchise of wellness summits, a book imprint, retail stores and popups in several countries, and countless products.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the last few weeks, Gwyneth and the Goop team have been supporting a variety of causes to help those affected by COVID-19. This week, Goop is donating 25% of profits from their GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum (the cult favorite product Gwyneth mentions in this cover story) and 25% of profits from the G. Label outfit Paltrow wears in her T&C cover story to the Frontline Responder’s Fund, a cause very close to her heart.
On her childhood: “There wasn’t a lot of wellness in the house. My mother was environmentally conscious. She helped pioneer curbside recycling in Santa Monica, and we were the house that had the Hansen’s natural soda.”
On how the treatment of her father’s throat cancer, in 1999, prompted her journey to wellness: “His treatment was so brutal, I was thinking, almost out of desperation, that we had to be able to do something else to help him. That’s when I started to research food and nutrition.”
On her mission with wellness: “I really believe that being alive is just a process of—if you’re not wasting your fucking life — figuring out how you can impact the world positively. You can choose to engage in your life and participate in it, or you can back out and criticize everybody else in your arena.” (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)
Lady Kitty Spencer is the cover star of Town & Country’s September issue, on newsstands August 06th.
For its September issue, T&C curated ‘The Ultimate T&C Guest List’ of the 102 people who will be invited everywhere this season. Lady Kitty Spencer, the 28-year-old niece of Princess Diana, stars atop this year’s list where she’s joined by Mackenzie Bezos, Chanel‘s creative director Virginie Viard, and Andy Cohen, to name a few. (source)
Ava DuVernay, Melinda Gates, Christine Lagarde, and Yara Shahidi are the four cover stars of Town & Country’s Summer 2019 issue, on newsstands May 14th. These 4 female power houses come together as the “women who are changing the world” for the magazine’s annual Summer issue dedicated to Philanthropy.
46-year-old filmmaker Ava DuVernay is gearing up for the release of her latest Netflix project, “When They See Us” (premiering on May 31st). Here for T&C, she sheds lights on the brutalities of the criminal justice system and what she hopes audiences take away from the story of the exonerated Central Park Five men. The five men (Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, and Korey Wise) are photographed here exclusively for the publication.
Yara Shahidi, currently starring in The Sun Is Also a Star (in theaters now), gets candid on activism and Instagram, love across borders, and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 12th) Shahidi is photographed alongside her mother, Keri Shahidi, who both speak about philanthropy as a family value.
Christine Lagarde is the first woman to hold the position of managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which is an organisation of 189 countries with a lending capacity of $1 trillion. The 63-year-old executive opens up about female economic power and what gives her hope.
Melinda Gates, who’s recently released her first book, “The Moment of Lift,” was interviewed by John Legend and explains why she thinks it is time “that we have a woman as the leader of the country” and what she and her husband Bill Gates strive to achieve with their foundation. Images courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
Last night, Jodie Comer made her return as TV’s most charming assassin in the second season of Killing Eve. This morning, Jodie is the cover star of Town & Country’s May 2019 issue (on newsstands April 10th).
Inside the issue, the 26-year-old breakout star opens up about her childhood, her serious skincare regime, why she and her mother love to watch Judge Judy together, and more. T&C also secured an exclusive interview with Jodie’s London facialist, Jasmina Vico.
On childhood and if her parents ever expected her to be a famous actress: “I recently asked my mom if she ever thought I’d end up doing this professionally, and she said no. I didn’t really go to a local drama school until I was maybe 11. But as a child I was always doing impressions – of Cilla Black, of the singer Anastacia. I was very extroverted, very in touch with my emotions. I loved to talk, and I was probably a bit of a nuisance in the classroom because I never shut up.”
On how she views her character Villanelle on Killing Eve: “…I viewed Villanelle at the start as an actress of sorts. The way she prepares for her jobs, how she takes them very seriously and is proud of her work and gets off on seeing people be convinced by her guise and her charm.”
On her dedication to sunscreen: “Every day, rain or snow. I try and tell everyone how important this is, and they’re all like ‘Shut up, I’m not putting [SPF] 50 on when it’s thunder and lightning outside.’ And I’m like, ‘You can still get the damage!’
On why she and her mother love to watch Judge Judy together: “She’s fierce – she takes no sh*t!” Image courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
Diane von Fürstenberg and her granddaughter Talita von Fürstenberg are the cover stars of Town & Country’s March 2019 issue, on newsstands February 12th.
The two von Fürstenberg’s are coming together for T&C in anticipation of Talita’s first collection for the DVF brand called TVF for DVF, due out later this Spring. Inside the cover story, DVF opens up on being fearless, aging, and her next act which is to become an oracle. Talita gives readers a hint of what to expect from her debut collection plus shares how her life varies between NYC and being a student at Georgetown University.
This March 2019 cover marks DVF’s second Town & Country cover – her first in March 1972 with then-husband Prince Egon von Fürstenberg.
DVF on her next act: “I’ve been a designer, a success, a failure. I’ve seen it all. And now I want to use my power, my experiences, my knowledge, and my connections to help women all over the world become who they want to be. I want to be an oracle.”
Talita on her approach to her new fashion line, ‘TVF for DVF’: “I look at it this way. Your mom wore DVF, and maybe your grandmother wore DVF, but now I can bring something a little more fresh and youthful.”
DVF on how she was taught to be fearless as a child: “If I was afraid of the dark, she [her mother] would lock me in a dark closet and wait outside so I would learn there was nothing to be afraid of.”
Talita on family nicknames: “I call her DVF. She calls me TVF. It’s a family thing.”
DVF on aging: “I think of aging as an acquisition, not a loss.”
Talita on life as a student at Georgetown University compared to NYC: “I only wear sweatpants. I don’t think my friends have seen me in anything structured as blue jeans. …If you see me at school, it’s very different from how I am when I’m in New York. It’s as if I lead a double life.”
On how DVF describes her fashion brand: “It’s the friend in the closet.” Image courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
Rosamund Pike is the cover star of Town & Country’s December 2018/January 2019 issue – on newsstands now.
The self-described Hollywood chameleon tackles the life story of war correspondent Marie Colvin and exclusively for T&C (photographed for the cover by Liz Collins and styled by Nicoletta Santoro in Dior and Cartier), Colvin‘s fellow war correspondent Janine di Giovanni talks to Pike about A Private War (in theaters now).
Inside her T&C cover story, Pike, a former Bond girl who broke out in the U.S. in 2015 with an Oscar-nominated performance in Gone Girl, opens up about why she wanted to play Marie Colvin, her hope for audiences seeing the film, family life in London, and the surprise her second son’s early birth gave her.
On what she wanted to achieve by playing Marie Colvin: “I wanted to capture her spirit of rebellion. But I also had to dive into Curie’s bitterness.”
On her hope for audiences after seeing A Private War: “I want people to care about journalism again.”
On the surprise of her second son’s early birth: “There was no time for pain medication, no time to get to the clinic, so I just let my body take over. I thought, If I can let my mind go somewhere else, my body will do the job.”
On life with her family in London: “People might recognize me, but I think they just see me as a mother trying to handle small kids on the subway.” Image courtesy of Town & Country. (source)
Photographed by the renowned Tina Barney, actress Chloë Sevigny (styled by Nicoletta Santoro in Valentino dress and Sethi Couture earrings and necklace) opens up to Town & Country magazine for their August 2018 issue about her upcoming film Lizzie – based on the fabled family murder story of Lizzie Borden – the challenges she faced serving as both actress and director for the project, why people don’t take her seriously as an actress, and why she finally joined Instagram.
In preparing for the role, Sevigny stayed in the Borden family home which she considered to be haunted. She says, “…I don’t normally get visited by ghosts, because I have a Catholic force field up all the time, but there was obviously a presence there.” The Borden Family home is currently for sale.
On what she wanted to convey for the infamous murder scene in Lizzie: “She’s so constrained in the whole movie that I really wanted it to be cathartic, for her and the audience. …I was just thinking about all of the rage women have. She’s very much smashing the patriarchy.”
On playing historical New England bag girl characters: “I was born in Massachusetts, and I’ve been drawn to those characters… There’s a whole contemporary interest in witches. I’ve written a short film that I’m going to begin in the next couple of months about these women and the powers they claim to have.”
On the challenges of directing a film: “I had to be the one to ask Kristen Stewart [to be in the movie], and I had to pursue her. That’s what difficult about producing – having to be pushy is hard for me.”
On not being taken seriously as an actress: “People should consider the variety of characters I’ve played, the different roles, and – for lack of a better word – the craft. I don’t think people recognize me as being a good actress. Some of them think I’m just into fashion.” (source)
Cindy Crawford is photographed for Town & Country magazine in Malibu by Victor Demarchelier wearing Louis Vuitton dress (subscriber cover), a Valentino swimsuit and jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels. The 52 year old supermodel opens up to the magazine on being a “Model Matriarch.” She gets candid on how she and husband, Rande Gerber, are raising two young children in the fashion industry, why she isn’t worried anyone will mess with her kids, and the advice she bestows upon them.
On her relationship with daughter, Kaia Gerber: “…We talk every day, at least, and text. If she doesn’t text me back within 15 minutes, I do one in all caps and a lot of exclamation points. Just respond, okay? Or else I’m going to track you through your Uber account.”
On being a mother of two rising young models: “I’m really lucky, because I don’t have a #MeToo story. As far as being a mother of two young people going into fashion, of course I worry. But let’s be honest. My kids are blessed in that business because they aren’t coming in as unknowns. People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids.”
On giving her children the confidence to stand up for themselves on modeling jobs: “I’ve done nude photos, lots. The only ones I regretted were the ones that I kind of got talked into. I don’t want my children to ever look back and think, ‘Gosh, I wish I hadn’t done that.’ I want to empower them to just say, ‘I’m outta here.’” (source)