Vanity Fair July/August 2020 : Viola Davis by Dario Calmese

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  1. tipi1355

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    Wow, I adore this cover so much :wub: I can’t remember the last time I felt compelled to buy an issue of Vanity Fair, but I will definitely try to get my hands on this one.
     
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  2. LastNight

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    I have to say I think the cover and editorial are both absolutely stunning. I love Viola and she looks fantastic here, I’m excited to pick up a copy!
     
  3. mepps

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    Absolutely gorgeous cover! So much more powerful, when you know his reference.
    Also, this is how you gloriously light dark skin. CC: Annie Leibowitz
     
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    That cover looks regal and expensive!
     
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    Exquisite. That’s all I can say about the cover.
     
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    The cover is strong, but I don't know, there's a certain finesse lacking if I'm being honest. Like the kind of razor sharp editing that should be expected of the art department at a top CN magazine, really. And those editorial shots are beyond forgettable.
     
  7. Urban Stylin

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    Stunning cover and editorial!
     
  8. Lola701

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    Dario’s B&W are quite stunning. It’s a pity that his work doesn’t translate that well in color.
     
  9. FashionMuseDior

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    I love this, I wish it was't as dark as it is presented but she looks so elegant and regal. Love it.
     
  10. Benn98

    Benn98 Well-Known Member

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    Imagine if this was the cover of US Vogue. #VogueIsCancelled would be trending and a swfit apology would have been issued by now.
     
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    I doubt that... Viola is one beloved name and Mrs Wintour has the power to turn that hashtag into a tepid rant.
     
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  12. [Piece Of Me]

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    You think so? Why? I think the cover would be widely praised.
     
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  13. Benn98

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    The reinterpretation of such a controversial and loaded image, one of a slave, on the cover of Vogue? Not a chance. Quite frankly it shouldn't ever be glamourised in any context, whether the photographer is black or other, and whether the subject is Viola Davis or not. Because it's just too sensitive. But that's just my opinion.
    It's also interesting that as with Simone's editorial preview images, this cover is also dimly lit. Will the Twitterati take issue with it as well? Doubt it.

    Will give it to Radhika though, her timing was perfect and as a whole, this cover doesn't feel opportunistic because it fits in firmly with her direction of VF.
     
  14. dodencebt

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    But "dimly lit" isn't the same as not knowing how to properly light brown skin to bring out its rich undertones and instead making it look ashy, in my opinion. Dimly lit was not the issue in Annie's editorial photos of Simone; it was making the skin tone look dull when in reality it isn't. Dimly lit cover or not, Viola is glowing here. Or at least that's how I view it.
     
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    Vanity Fair July/August 2020

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    Photographer: Dario Calmese
    Set Designer: Lizzie Lang
    Stylist: Elizabeth Stewart
    Hair: Jamika Wilson
    Makeup: Autumn Moultrie
    Manicure: Christina Aviles
    Cast: Viola Davis

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    Vanity Fair July/August 2020

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    Photographer: Tierney Gearon
    Stylist: Yashua Simmons
    Cast: Addison Rae, Dixie & Charli D'Amelio, Makayla, Evan Berger, Tyga, Michael Le, Chase Hudson, Josh Richards, Tabita Brown, Kane Caples

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  17. caioherrero

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    So Yashua Simmons got the Vanity Fair because of Samira. We can expect he at Bazaar. Fashion Director maybe?
     
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  18. PowerDroid

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    This reminds me of Entertainment Weekly or Italian Vanity Fair.
     
  19. Srdjan

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    The cover is awfully dark in real life, you barely see Viola. Such a shame, as the image is so powerful.
     
  20. tigerrouge

    tigerrouge don't look down

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    Yes, I was ready to be wowed by this cover shot, because the image is everything I’d want from a modern Vanity Fair cover – glamour, power, beauty, mystery - and I was ready for the midnight colours to look even more rich and glorious on glossy paper. But in reality, it’s very indistinct, it’s disappointing. It really does look better in digital.

    There was an extra page inserted with my subscription copy where Radhika explains that people’s subscriptions will be extended for one month due to this being a combined issue, which is the first time I’ve seen Conde Nast comment on the subject. I see Conde Nast has started to change their subscription terms to be more general e.g. stating ‘one year’ without further defining that as ’12 issues’.
     

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