Jennifer Lawrence stars in her third Vogue cover shoot in a big way for three reasons. First, this is the all-important September issue. Second, it’s the 125th anniversary edition. Third, this issue features four covers, one of which is painted by artist John Currin.
This is the first painted September cover of Vogue, the style of which deviates from John’s penchant for eroticism. But it was a welcome challenge, according to the painter. “I was interested in seeing my work in a completely different way. I liked the idea of seeing it with the Vogue logo and other words and things over it,” he said to The New York Times.
In the painting, Jennifer is depicted in a Mannerist pose which is meant to look unnatural but is poised. A patterned fur Miu Miu hat on Jennifer’s head adds an element of the uncanny to the piece.
For Vogue’s 125th anniversary September issue, one seriously momentous cover was required. #AnnieLeibovitz, @Bruce_Weber, @InezandVinoodh, and painter John Currin were all enlisted to present their own unique vision of the month’s cover star, #JenniferLawrence. During the shoot, filmmaker Mitch Springer followed the famously candid actress and upcoming star of @mothermovie as she braved both dinghies and daring dresses, and opened up, among other things, about how she used to “emotionally whisper” to horses. Tap the link in our bio to watch the full video. #Vogue125 Director @ryland_mcintyre Producer @tommyschell Writers @ryland_mcintyre, @tommyschell, @vincentpeone Director of Photography @zachstoltzfus B-cam J.T. Springer Gaffer @corybeisser Sound @macksmellman, Brian Flood Production Assistant Adrienne Gonzales Editor @sainthereford Post-Production Mixer Drew Joy Featuring @chelseafrei as Selfie Makeup Artist @aaronkheifets as Farm Stylist @ryland_mcintyre as Mitch Springer
The other three covers for the September issue were photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, Annie Leibovitz, and Bruce Weber. In the feature, Jennifer talks about her career so far and also jokes about the commissioned painting. “‘How do I broach that?’” she asks. “’Who else would want it?’”
Photo courtesy of Vogue
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