Awards season is nigh.
With awards season touching down in a matter of days (three, in reality), magazines far and extensive are releasing their Hollywood-adjacent February 2018 points. W Magazine is thought to spare no expense relating to its pink carpet editions, dropping six separate February covers each final 12 months and the 12 months earlier than.
This 12 months’s Best Performances subject fares no in another way, with six covers, every photographed by Juergen Teller and that includes 12 of Hollywood’s buzziest posing in pairs: Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone, Mary J. Blige and Tom Hanks, Gal Gadot and James Franco, Daniela Vega and Robert Pattinson, Saoirse Ronan and Andrew Garfield and, lastly, Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman. If the latter seems to be acquainted, that is as a result of the portfolio was co-produced with British Vogue, with Edward Enninful using Robbie and Kidman’s cover image for the Condé Nast International publication’s own February issue. (British Vogue‘s coverlines, however, have proven to be far more controversial than what appears on W.) Enninful also styled the full portfolio, while Lynn Hirschberg headed up by casting as well as her much-loved Screen Tests. (You can see Lawrence and Stone’s joint interview below.)
Speaking of coverlines, though, the only question we have is why the phrase “Love Wins,” historically used in reference to the Supreme Court’s 2015 gay marriage ruling, appears across all six covers when said images depict straight men and women, with no further explanation? The notion of generally spreading love and positivity is all well and good, but that particular phrase is one that perhaps shouldn’t be co-opted by straight people, especially without any further context.
In addition to the aforementioned 12 cover stars, the portfolio features 17 other actors and actresses, including Salma Hayek, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Kaluuya, Diane Kruger, Hong Chau, Timothee Chalamet, Allison Janney, Gary Oldman, Michelle Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
As you wait for the issue to hit newsstands, head over to WMagazine.com to see the full portfolio and click through below for all six covers.
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