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38 RSVP V’s favorite legendary party people recount decades’ worth of revelry, from the NYC punk scene to a pictureperfect Picasso wedding. 50 BEST OF 2018 From progressive designers to an expertly engineered girl-group to an actor’s leading-man debut as Freddie Mercury, we round up the year’s most cover-worthy moments. 58 V GIRLS Don’t call them “ingenues.” This awards season’s best new actresses discuss their wide-ranging projects, from poignant YA to Tchaikovsky redux. 64 LILY-ROSE BY LUKE GILFORD You’ve never seen Lily-Rose Depp like this—photographed by her dear friend and collaborator, and interviewed by Chanel bosom buddy Kristen Stewart. Styled by Dogukan Nesanir. 74 CURVES AHEAD BY CASS BIRD With their serious smarts and mold-breaking looks, Paloma Elsesser and Ashley Graham bring body heat to high-‘80s glamour. Look out! Styled by Stella Greenspan. 82 WOMEN IN LOVE BY CHRIS COLLS Amid the luminous backdrop of the City of Love, we play dress-up with the season’s romantic haute couture. Styled by Sarajane Hoare. 96 GLAMORAMA BY CARIN BACKOFF You can’t hold a candle to the pure fire of RTW as seen on these V babes. Styled by Anna Trevelyan. 104 CRUISE IN PLACE BY TIM RICHARDSON We travel through a heightened vision of Cruise 2019, enhanced by AR gadgetry. Styled by Michelle Cameron. 112 WHERE WERE YOU...FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Throwbacks are always in season. 34 VMAGAZINE.COM

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Next year, V turn 20. V came into the world in 1999; McQueen was still at Givenchy, Bill Clinton was president, and Nokia made the most must-have cell phone. Almost two decades later, fashion, politics, and tech are vastly changed yet ever in flux. So we’re looking to our 20s with the same mix of excitement, abandon, and responsibility as we had pre-Y2K. But first, it’s time to look back with a fashion-forward year-in-review. Our cover star, Lily-Rose Depp, will also turn 20 next year. Like us, she is looking to this decade with a rosetinted sense of optimism—thanks to a community of friends and collaborators, including photographer Luke Gilford, who captured her in her truest form. In conversation with Kristen Stewart, Depp reflects on her recent accomplishments, and hears the advice of her fellow Chanel ambassador about navigating one’s 20s (we found it helpful, too!). Speaking of the stars aligning…in our story “Mercury Rising,” photographer Carin Backoff and stylist Anna Trevelyan capture Rami Malek as a modern-day leading man—trading in his “Bohemian” garb for valentine-red Louis Vuitton. There are even more true colors to be seen in Cass Bird’s ’80s-inspired shots of Paloma Elsesser and Ashley Graham, two supermodels whose bodacious beauty and brains are pushing culture forward. Soon-to-be leading women are popping up all across the cultural landscape, as seen in our girl-pop supergroup and our latest new crop of V Girls. As proven by this accomplished generation, the future is now—and it includes Cruise 2019, shown in Technicolor in Tim Richardson’s AR-enhanced survey; Parisians in haute couture by Chris Colls and Sarajane Hoare; and bombshell beauties in ready-to-wear by Carin Backoff and Anna Trevelyan. But the past is just as present in our “RSVP” package, a roundup of the best bashes of all time, as told by Blondie, André Leon Talley, and more. So get ready to party like it’s 1999—or 2099. MR. V 36 VMAGAZINE.COM

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THERE WERE CAMERA FLASHES, CLOUDS OF SMOKE, KILLER LOOKS. AND PROBABLY TOO MANY COCKTAILS. BUT THESE LEGENDS RETELL THEIR MOST UNFORGETTABLE FETES LIKE THEY HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.

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Andy loved. I got a big trash bag full of beer and ice, and served my famous punch: dark rum with pineapple juice, orange, a bit of coconut cream, and more rum. The drinking...some people took care of themselves and some people didn’t. You partied thinking maybe it was the last party. Martin died really young [from AIDS-related complications]. Madonna paid for a lot of his medical bills. We all did rounds. I remember I took a bag of groceries for him, and he would not see me. I had to drop off the bag in front. And it was absolutely scary. And there was nothing you could do, because they did not know. They didn’t want us to be close to them. It was so sad. When he was still alive, we had a fundraiser, about a year after his birthday. That was also a Keith Haring invite. It was for food, whatever [Martin] needed. Keith died in ‘90, so I would say yes, he knew he himself was HIV positive when he made the invitations. The community was much more tight. There was a lot of love, because bottom line, [the parties] were about showing love. It was all about love and fun.

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I was an impresario early on; when my parents had parties, I would get up because I couldn’t sleep and finish their drinks. [Laughs.] In ‘76 I moved to New York, uptown. One day I looked at my boyfriend and said, “What are we doing? We live on 84th and Central Park and never do anything above 42nd Street.” It was great for Studio 54, but it’s a long way to the Mudd Club. I moved downtown in ‘79. I was organizing lots of parties, like Madonna’s The Virgin Tour after-party at the Palladium in 1985. The Palladium was the club of the time, the club of the ‘80s, run by the Studio 54 founder after he got out of jail. It had a huge Basquiat and a mural by Keith Haring. Rooftop parties at my loft were more intimate. Keith would come by, and Andy. You had to go through the fire escape to get up. Very dangerous. [Laughs.] One was a birthday party for Madonna’s roadie and producer, Martin Burgoyne. Keith designed the invitations [below]. We must have printed at least 200. Keith didn’t design many invitations; that was special for Martin. Andy [Warhol] was there, and Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran, who

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PHOTOGRAPHY PHILIPPE HEURTAULT LEFT TO RIGHT: ANNA PIAGGI, KARL LAGERFELD, AND PALOMA PICASSO

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ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY ON PALOMA PICASSO’S KARL LAGERFELD–HOSTED WEDDING DINNER, A LUMINOUS VISION OF ’70S FASHION GLITTERATI. The best party I ever attended was Karl Lagerfeld’s reception dinner for Paloma Picasso and Rafael Lopez-Cambil’s wedding—May 5, 1978—at his former residence in Paris, 51 rue de l’Université. Fashion’s greatest talents were there: Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Loulou de la Falaise and Thaddeus Klossowski de Rola, Tina Chow, and Anna Piaggi, to name a few. At the time, Paloma was the ne plus ultra of Paris. She wore a ruffled crimson red silk ensemble by Karl Lagerfeld, who was then making a splash with his Chloé collections. Earlier in the day, she wore all Yves Saint Laurent: a white dry wool spencer jacket over a red flamenco blouse and bias sash, a black barathea wool wrap skirt, and a coqfeather hat that looked like a bird’s nest. The wedding dinner, held in one of the formal rooms of Lagerfeld’s 18thcentury apartment, was extraordinary. About 50 people were seated at a square table set with the best porcelain and vermeil, all lit by an 18th-century candelabra. I remember the brilliant fashion journalist Anna Piaggi, one of the most eccentric and best-dressed women ever, wore a helmet topped with birds of paradise—something she found in Milan. At one point, she got up to go to the powder room, and she had to squeeze between the vast table and

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the mantlepiece. Her helmet grazed the candlesticks and her plumes went up in flames. The guests gasped and screeched and the dinner, for a moment, came to a dramatic halt. Anna thought the focus was on her exquisite silvery lamé evening gown. Then she realized her helmet was on fire. A guest bravely got up and splashed water from his glass at the smoking feathers. Everyone was worried, but she carried on, amused at the whole spectacle. After dinner, we went off to Le Palace, the Studio 54 of Paris, where we danced until dawn. I was wearing a new Dior smoking [suit], bespoke. There was Marie-Hélène de Rothschild in a box with Saint Laurent. Tina Chow wore a beautiful vintage hand-beaded cobalt blue Schiaparelli dinner suit. Manolo Blahnik, who was Paloma’s best friend, was so excited that he started dancing the French apaché with her. Then he, believe it or not, picked me up off the floor and danced the apaché with me in his arms. I was skinny then. I remember it as if it were yesterday. I kept screeching over the disco music, “Be careful Manolo, this is my new dinner suit! Don’t throw me down, it’s not paid for yet.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS STEIN LEFT TO RIGHT: LEGS MCNEIL, ANYA PHILIPS, AND DEBBIE HARRY IN 1976

BLONDIE Chris Stein In retrospect I wish I had taken more pictures. I would frequently go to a concert, or something like that and I would have to decide if I wanted to deal with a camera or not, and sometimes I’d just say, “Oh forget it, I’m just going to go and have a good time and not deal with it.” I never took pictures of Studio 54, though. We’d go out and there would be tons of photographers there. Debbie Harry We met at Bobern Tavern at a Stilettos show. It was a rather incestuous, small scene at the time. And CBGB had just started having [rock] bands. Up until that time it had been more bluegrass and folk, and occasionally comedy. There was no interest from record companies. The audiences were small, intimate. We would invite friends. It started with the Warhol Factory, and grew from there. And then it opened up when the Ramones got into town. Talking Heads moved from Providence to the Bowery, where I lived. CS I only remember a handful of specific parties because it was just ongoing. There was a great scene over there at 82 Club. It was a drag club at first. It was always a party—very unique. It was very funky and old school, with fake palm trees and glitter curtains. But Mafia guys would go there. DH The back section of the 82 Club had all these black-and-white glossy photos of different artists, like Abbott and Costello, comedy and magic acts. CS There was a picture of Abbott and Costello with drag queens that I always thought was amazing. These big, tall go-go drag queens. DH That was the kind of acts 82 Club had. It had a very naughty reputation. I think that was why people would go there. It was risqué, edgy, and not common at all. And the club was run by Tommy, who was a woman, very butch. And because of the growing scene, they started having bands there as well. CS The [New York] Dolls played there a lot. Once while wearing dresses. We played there. I think we opened up for the Dolls once or twice, too. I think that’s when Clem [Burke] first saw us play.

DH At that point, it was no longer the same kind of drag club. And it certainly wasn’t a Mafia hangout; we took it over. The bands made it a different place. It was a very smart move on Tommy’s part to reidentify. CS The area was in the middle of empty lots, garages, gas stations. It wasn’t a fancy neighborhood; nothing like the New York of today. The CBGB font was the same as the font for the Hell’s Angels biker gang, who were headquartered nearby. I’m not sure how many people recognized that, because by the time we started going there, I’m not sure it was even a biker scene. It was just a very social scene. Ten years later, people were still hanging out on cars in front of CBGB. DH One night we invited everyone that was hanging out over to our loft on the Bowery. We had this enormous party with the band, friends, girlfriends. It just went on and on. Clem had come back from England with the Dr. Feelgood album, which we had been playing. It was a big moment. Everyone was really excited about hearing this. At the time it was a breakthrough sound. CS The loft was also definitely haunted. All of that kind of textbook stuff went on, things getting knocked off shelves, tapping in the walls. This was the last big music movement before the digital era maybe on the hardcore scene and the old stuff that came out of CBGB. It was just so different; it took years before we got any attention. That made a difference in the quality. Now as soon as something happens everyone knows about it immediately. DH I also think that people felt intimately involved. It had that enveloping atmosphere because you felt like you were a part of something. That’s a very attractive feeling; it’s a very seductive feeling.

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PARIS HILTON ON HER 21ST BIRTHDAY, WHICH SPANNED SIX CITIES AND FEATURED THE MOST ENDURING GOING-OUT LOOK OF THE CENTURY. recreate it.” I think every girl should wear that dress on their 21st birthday, it’s so epic. [Laughs.] They’re selling them all over Instagram now, and literally a hundred different designers now are making the same exact dress. It’s just amazing to see the world being inspired by that style and that dress. My friends always come over, like, “Can I borrow the dress?” I’m like, no, it’s too special to me. I keep that locked up because I don’t want anyone to steal it. It’s a museum piece, basically. When the Bling Ring broke into my house seven times, they stole 2 million dollars’ worth of jewelry, cash, clothing, purses, shoes...anything that was designer. I was saving a lot of those gifts and dresses because they’re so rare and oneof-a-kind, and I was going to save them for my daughters one day. So messed up; I hate them. I got a lot of gifts [for my 21st]. [Laughs.] I got a silver Porsche, which was always my dream car. Fans from all over the world were sending me jewelry, cute teddy bears, and huge bouquets of flowers. My whole house was literally filled with gifts. It was crazy. We did the L.A. party at LAX, and at my house on Kings Road. I don’t want to be a cheeseball and name drop, but basically everyone in L.A. was there. It was definitely a legendary birthday party, but it was more intimate. Back then, there were no big DJs. DJ AM was the first one. The booth was kind of hidden. It wasn’t like it is nowadays. I DJ now and I’m on a plane 250 days a year. I’m playing huge concerts, huge venues. I’m also launching a virtual reality app. We just went to Berlin and got my whole body scanned and we are building the virtual world right now. You’ll be able to DJ, party, shop, hang out. These parties that we’re building are going to be so lifelike. People aren’t even going to be able to tell the difference between reality and the virtual world.

PARIS HILTON IN THE JULIEN MACDONALD PARTY DRESS, LONDON 2002

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Even though I’d been living like a 21-year-old since I was a teenager, I was so excited just to turn 21. I made a huge deal of it and booked parties all around the world, over several months. The first was in Las Vegas at the Bellagio. My friend DJ AM [played]. I would always go [to Vegas] with a fake ID, so this was the first time I went legally. The next was at Studio 54 in New York. I knew my parents used to go there and hang out with Andy Warhol, and just how iconic and legendary that club was. So I was like, I have to do my 21st birthday there. It was amazing; Heatherette made me this insane turquoise dress covered in Swarovski crystals and Le Cirque made me this tower of 21 gorgeous cakes. [Hugh Hefner] was there. Kris Jenner was there as well. Then I went to Paris, France, and did a huge party there, because you know, Paris in Paris. Then I went to Tokyo and did an insane party with thousands of my fans. Then I went home to L.A. and did the final birthday, with all of my actual friends and family. For my 21st birthday, I was like, I need to wear the most epic outfits ever. Before I moved to New York I was a huge tomboy. I loved going to my ranch and going fishing. Then in New York I just loved going to parties. It all started when David LaChapelle shot us for Vanity Fair and that came out when we were teenagers and we were around [age] 17. I was wearing a lot of Heatherette, because I’d done all their fashion shows. I became close with them through David LaChapelle…Oh I forgot, I did six birthday parties. One in London. That’s where I wore the Swarovski crystal dress by Julien Macdonald that I’ve seen so many people wear. When I saw it, I was just like, oh my God, this dress is everything. I was very flattered [when Kendall Jenner] wore the same dress for her 21st, obviously. I was like, “Oh my god, that’s literally the same dress I wore for my 21st birthday.” She was like, “I know, I loved it so much, I wanted to

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Celebrating one of the most iconic American artists, this sweeping retrospective documents Warhol’s prolific output, which continued even after he survived an attempted assassination in 1968. The largest monographic exhibit in the new Whitney location’s history, the show spans 350 works, from commercial illustrations of the ‘50s to abstract and sublime eras in the ‘80s. Adding a life’s worth of complexity to the man behind 15-minute fame, “From A to B and Back Again” reintroduces the icon to the 21st century. “ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B

Encompassing four decades and many miles spent documenting the people and places who make up “the radical light of the American South,” Sally Mann’s haunting photographs explore themes of death, familial bonds, memory, and nature’s indifference to the human experience. In addition to capturing Mann’s connection to the South, the show will go to Paris next June as the first exhibition of the acclaimed artist’s work to travel internationally.

A bona fide New York City tradition, the holiday evergreen returns to the Big Apple to ring in the start of December festivities. Located at Rockefeller Plaza between 48th and 51st streets, the tree will remain illuminated through the new year, until January 7. Visitors can also skate in the ice rink that opens at the foot of the tree each year, making the Plaza a perfect destination for romantic dates, or for anyone looking to get lit this season.

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Rolls-Royce cars are known for their noise-canceling interiors, so it’s no surprise their first foray into flight is a quieter take on a typically high-decibel aircraft. You’ll have to wait till 2020 to test whether this battery-powered chopper is still pin-drop quiet at 250 mph, but this sleek shorthaired coat is lightweight enough to propel you into spring.

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Aston Martin was James Bond’s car of choice, but the 100-year-old company’s Volante Vision Concept is designed for civilian travel, envisioning the airplane concept as a future solution to congested commutes. With this PVC coat, you’ll be high-fashion whether you’re stuck on the subway or flying to work in an autonomous hybrid-electric jet.

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The Land Cruiser was one of the first commercial SUVs, and has since become a cult icon among hypebeasts. Now Toyota is going from offroad to off-shore with the Lexus LY 650, featuring two V8 engines and Lexus-grade leather trim. This streamlined number is the perfect vessel to take you from the streets to the high seas.

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THE BEST STEFAN COOKE

The British designer translates mundane items into the extraordinary, or as he explains, “makes the familiar unfamiliar.” Imagine a leather handbag suspended in acetate and a cricket sweater overlaid with glass tiles. The Central Saint Martins graduate’s collection nabbed the coveted L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award, previously scored by Matty Bovan and Grace Wales Bonner.

GAUNTLETT CHENG

For their Spring 2019 collection, designers Esther Gauntlett and Jenny Cheng asked, “Is it your first time?” It clearly wasn’t theirs; the designers delivered a standout show during New York Fashion Week. Their collection, presented around the corner from V’s SoHo offices in a gritty Canal Street space, took inspiration from early teenage “unattainable and nostalgic summers.” The clothes straddled the divide between humor and sex-appeal, wet and dry, and dressed and undressed. Their show notes simply described the opening look (sported by Lili Sumner) as “sexy dress.” As for the label’s ethos, the garments are “injected with a cheeky sense of humor and a deep appreciation for the body.”

BOTTER

Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh drew worldwide attention when they won the Première Vision Grand Prize for their label Botter at this year’s Hyères Festival, presented by Mercedes-Benz, and were named finalists in the LVMH Prize for Young Designers. However, with the announcement of their appointment as the new creative directors at Nina Ricci, there are more eyes than ever on the design duo.

BATSHEVA MOWALOLA

Taking inspiration from her home country of Lagos, Mowalola Ogunlesi looks to traditional dress, surfers, and car enthusiasts to produce clothing that’s “unapologetically black,” highlighting the “pleasure of pleasure.” Mowalola’s undergraduate collection at Central Saint Martins took influence from Nigerian psychedelic rock; the clothes are undeniably sexy, and nearly impossible to definitively categorize.

The former lawyer has made waves with her signature prairie dresses, turning reserved femininity on its head with, as she calls it, “a tongue-in-cheek commentary on hyper-feminine dressing.” This symbolic rejection is founder Batsheva Hay’s answer to the streetwear craze. “I want to make women feel strong,” she says. “My dresses get attention and hopefully make people think.” The Queens, New York native takes inspiration from the Laura Ashley frocks her mother dressed her in “relentlessly when I was a kid growing up in Kew Gardens. It was a fantasy of the English countryside that I wanted to be living.”

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OF 2018 LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN

The ANDAM prizewinner and Balmain alum churns out beautifully crafted, gender-fluid clothing. “My aesthetic is a return to beauty seen through the lens of sensuality,” he explains. “I hope that any customer wearing LDSS feels a sense of freedom, fun, and self-love.”

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SUPRIYA LELE

Blending her British-Indian heritage with new-age luxury, Lele offers a contemporary spin on traditional dressing; she describes it as “sensual, minimal but with an edge—it combines elements of my Indian heritage with modern references.” Lele established her label after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in 2017, quickly skyrocketing through the Fashion East program, and holding her debut solo show this Spring 2019 season. Absent of cliché, Lele illustrates an undeniably cutting-edge viewpoint. While traditionally Indian techniques (such as darting) and garments (such as saris) are apparent, these iterations are otherworldly. Soft draping is juxtaposed with street influence. The look strikes a plurality fit for the street and evening alike, aiming for the customer to feel “strong, confident and comfortable.”

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MARINE SERRE

“It’s about radical women, it’s about women that have a certain character. It’s about a certain stance,” explains Marine Serre. Enter the new age via Serre, whose wares offer a rare fusion of sport and romanticism. The Balenciaga alum’s look is anti“athleisure” but inherently contemporary, counting Karl Lagerfeld, Ariana Grande, and Isabelle Huppert as fans. From her painterly use of color to her signature crescent moon (both a universal sign for femininity and a reference to Islamic art), Serre wears her artistic license on her sleeve. But her sophomore show in September, dubbed “Hardcore Couture,” took cues from the mechanical grit of Formula 1 racing. Sped down the runway, Serre’s environmental consciousness (she frequently applies couture techniques to “upcycled” fabrics) gave way to horsepowered style—proving that this LVMH prizewinner leads the pack in tailoring and attention to detail.

ROKH

Working under Phoebe Philo at Céline, Rok Hwang learned how to craft clothing for generations of creatively minded women, so it’s no surprise the Korean-born designer’s discreetly chic line has developed its own cult following. “The clothes belong to them— intimate and connected,” he writes of rokh’s philosophy via email. “[The pieces] shouldn’t challenge the body, but naturally blend in.”

EDWIN MOHNEY

The CSM graduate’s debut collection turned heads (and sparked countless memes) when a model wore an inflatable pool as a necklace. As Mohney explains, the weird, wacky David Bowie–esque theatrics are about challenging the commercial fashion paradigm: “I’m an artist who makes extra-special occasionwear. It’s always about a moment where the customer feels amazing and the room can’t ignore it.”

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BEST OF 2018

INSIDE SUSPIRIA

SOAKED HORROR SHOW INTO GIRL POWER-PACKED OSCAR-WORTHY GOLD. PHOTOGRAPHY WILLY VANDERPERRE TEXT SAMUEL ANDERSON

While the instructors’ modesty-core may seem straight out of Batsheva SS19, Guadagnino and Swinton, who first worked together on 1999’s The Protagonists, have been trying to get the film made for over 20 years. “Desire was the engine that motivated the [cast and crew]—desire for these incredible actresses and performers,” says Guadagnino, who recruited from various industries for his dream team, which includes composer Thom Yorke and supermodels Malgosia Bela and Alek Wek. “When you make a movie, and definitely [one of] mine, you are in an environment of control and safety, camaraderie and fun,” he says. “To film any scene is to be together joyfully, no matter what you see onscreen.” While the film is based on Dario Argento’s 1977 classic of the same name, it is impossible to watch without superimposing onto it the present day. Part of that may be thanks to fashion’s apparent embrace of the film; in the lead-up to the film’s November release, the Suspiria aesthetic could be seen everywhere from Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2018 lookbook, which was shot by Peter Schlesinger at key locations from Argento’s original, to Dior’s cerebral grand finale at Paris Fashion Week. But the aspect of the film that feels most germane to the present moment is the all-annihilating desire it captures, as if the whole history of female martyrdom lies tightly coiled somewhere in the walls of Blanc’s dance company. Just over a year after Guadagnino helped change the face of mainstream queer cinema with CMBYN, the poetics of that Oscar-winning bonbon feel almost old-fashioned compared to Suspiria. If the former recalled the frustration of J. Alfred Prufrock (“Do I dare to eat a peach?” asked the narrator in T.S. Eliot’s 1915 poem) Suspiria is vividly Plath-like, enacting the release of eons of female claustrophobia in gory detail. Indeed, by the end of Susie’s transformation, the final line in Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” can practically be heard echoing through the screen: “Out of the ash I rise with my red hair, and I eat men like air.”

Photography Willy Vanderperre, courtesy Amazon Studios

At first blush, Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria bears little resemblance to Call Me By Your Name, his barely yearold romance about a teenage boy who falls for an older male houseguest in the Italian countryside. Suspiria, starring Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Tilda Swinton, is a horror film set within an elite dance company in ‘70s Berlin. If in the former a cored peach, perhaps Elio’s most memorable scene partner, symbolized the unsophistication of young male love, the semiotics of Suspiria aren’t so prop-based; the dancing women of Suspiria are self-generating symbols, relying on body language and costumes (sources of both beauty and horror in the film) to convey meaning. In an email, Guadagnino emphasizes the importance of nonverbal communication throughout his body of work. “I believe that cinema should speak a language that encompass[es] actuality but deflects into universality” he writes. “The world and the ethics in Suspiria are all part of my imagery.” Photographer Willy Vanderperre was there to capture Guadagnino’s imagery on the film’s set in the remote Tuscan village of Varese. Vanderperre’s photos conjure another through-line between CMBYN and Suspiria: Both seem to take place somewhat outside of linear time. But unlike CMBYN’s gauzy ’80s dreamscape, Suspiria feels anchored in women’s real but sometimes shadowy collective history. From the rebellious androgynony rocked by rebellious Patricia (Moretz) to the Hepburn-esque glamour of Sara (Goth), the women of Suspiria seem to be from different chapters in time, coming and going like changelings, such as Johnson’s Susie. After arriving from the U.S., her middle-parted curtains of red hair evincing her Mennonite upbringing, Susie forges a connection with Tilda Swinton’s brittle Madame Blanc. Blanc wears long, flowy dresses, ties up her hair in a tight bun and says things like, “We must break the nose of everything beautiful,” raising the possibility that the company’s demure veneer conceals something voracious.

LUCA GUADAGNINO TURNS A BLOOD-

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BEST OF 2018

GIRLS ARE POPPING OFF. IT’S BEEN THE YEAR OF BANGERS FEATURING ALL-FEMALE LINEUPS AND POSITIVE VIBES ONLY, SO WE REMIXED THE PHENOM WITH OUR OWN CURATED CAST. PHOTOGRAPHY SHARIF HAMZA FASHION LORENZO POSOCCO TEXT JAKE VISWANATH

Makeup Homa Safar Hair Anna Lyles (Atelier Management) Manicure Merrick Fisher (Opus Beauty) using Chanel Le Vernis Production Kristen Terry, Anthony Cabero (Rosco Production) Digital technician Gary Hamner Photo assistant Cory Hackbarth Stylist assistant Abi Arcinas

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NOAH (LEFT), ALLIE X (MIDDLE), AND KODIE (RIGHT) WEAR FENDI MANIA COLLECTION JEWELRY THEIR OWN

No musical phenomena is more powerful than the supergroup. While lone males like Drake may dominate the charts overall, girl crews—from the sugary empowerment of the Spice Girls to the pop-burlesque engineering of 2001’s “Lady Marmalade”—have made music what it is today: an increasingly matriarchal society of divas (Britney, Beyoncé, etc.) presiding over a femaledriven youthquake. Case in point: the girl-pop anthems of 2018 that featured multiple artists, illustrating both an abundance of female talent and a post-#MeToo subversion of the male gaze. Inspired by this trend, we set out to dream-cast our very own V supergroup—one defined as much by talent as by chutzpah. We could think of no mix more equipped to take over in 2019 than Noah Cyrus, Allie X, and Kodie Shane.

NOAH CYRUS

Noah Cyrus is breaking out of her big sister Miley’s shadow by baring her soul to the public through her raw pop tunes. “Early on, [people] were thinking that I wanted to write up-tempo pop songs. That’s actually been my biggest struggle because I just want to write about my feelings,” Cyrus says, which she’s done since her first single “Make Me (Cry).” “Everybody needs a good cry sometimes. I’ve been saying that since I was a kid,” says Cyrus. And in the name of female empowerment, she also supports her friends professionally, even bringing BFF Maty Noyes with her on tour. “There’s a lot of beef with women in music and I don’t think it should be that way; we need to not turn away from each other and we need to stand together.”

ALLIE X

Allie X continues to carry the torch for the avant-garde while subtly shaping the industry as a writer and producer behind the scenes. “Once I got out of college, I realized I wasn’t meant to be in somebody else’s idea,” she recalls. “I have my own ideas and I want to see those through.” Despite the once-radical feminist messaging taking over pop, from Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” to Charli XCX, who incidentally is rumored to be working on an updated “Lady Marmalade” with Cardi B, inequality in music is arguably just as rampant today as ever: “To give women a leg up, publishers should send a list of [female] producers, even beginners, to their artists, writers, and A&Rs.”

KODIE SHANE

Kodie Shane, the only female (and queer) member of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team, is filling multiple voids in music. “I just try to be different,” she says of her place in pop. “I gotta just stay in my own lane and don’t let nobody interfere with what I’m doing. Diddy said when you start worrying about somebody else, that’s when you mess up.” For Shane, reform is needed at the highest levels: “For anything in the world to really get better, we need Trump out.” Shane disproves the belief that becoming a pop star requires sacrificing one’s identity when she says, “It’s always harder for a female, but I don’t let that get to me because I know that the culture needs me.”

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BEST OF 2018

RAMI MALEK SPLIT-KICKS FROM CULT STARDOM TO LEADING-MAN STATUS. PHOTOGRAPHY CARIN BACKOFF FASHION ANNA TREVELYAN TEXT SAMUEL ANDERSON

SHIRT, JACKET, SCARF, NECKLACE SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO RING JOHN HARDY

Calling in from a car in Spain, Rami Malek has just taped an episode of El Hormiguero, a popular Spanish variety show which, as actor Jesse Eisenberg once described it, “humiliates and laughs at the American guests.” But Malek, whose exuberantly boyish features exude universal appeal, has clearly left the taping unscathed. “It is the wackiest, most fun thing. Every actor has done it,” he says. “You just have to prepare yourself [for the] hand puppets and crazy stunts.” Minutes later, Malek is confronted with another byproduct of his increasingly global profile: “Sorry—some guy was chasing the car for a photo,” Malek says after a pause. “I had to do it; he ran all the way from [the studio]. Incredible.” By the time Bohemian Rhapsody—in which the 37-year-old actor plays Freddie Mercury, late frontman of rock quartet Queen—is released in November, Malek will likely have experienced many more strange, surreal rites of passage on the way to becoming a leading man. Despite having enjoyed a few years of cult fame in the States as the star of USA’s prestige series Mr. Robot, the transition from playing a hacktivist on TV to embodying Mercury, the unfathomably talented pied piper of glam, is a quantum leap by any stretch. But zipping around Madrid in an SUV, Malek’s triple-threat chops have already been tested and proven— largely on the first day of shooting Rhapsody, when, surrounded by three cranes and hundreds of extras, he recreated move-for-move Queen’s

performance at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s charity megaconcert televised in 1985. “I only knew four weeks prior that that’s what we would start with,” he says (though reportedly, he’d already been regularly wearing dentures to mimic Mercury’s distinct bite). “My thought process with it all was, if you put in the work, you can accomplish it.” Instead of a traditional choreographer, Malek worked with movement specialist Polly Bennett. “It was frustrating for me, because as much as I wanted to learn the choreography, there was no way to do it without understanding the inspiration and impetus behind all of his movements,” he recalls. Malek also rewatched relevant performances—namely, Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. “It’s a matter of articulation,” he says of the connection between his and Redmayne’s character studies. Malek’s invoking of Hawking’s tragic end raises the specter of Mercury’s own physical demise (which is not seen in the film)—and its role in defining his legacy. Is his story, despite being that of a semi-closeted child of immigrants who achieved a celestial level of mainstream success, ultimately a tragedy? Malek falls somewhere in the middle. “What was tragic was the premature theft of life from a horrific disease,” he says. “Of course there are themes of identity and struggle and resilience. But the aim of this film is to celebrate the beauty and magic [Mercury] created.”

Hair Cheri Keating (The Wall Group) Production Heather Robbins, Alice Franchi (CLM) Digital technician Denis Vlasov Photo assistants Kyle May, Jeremy Young Stylist assistants Kristtian Chevere, Willyum Beck Location Root Brooklyn

MERCURY RISING

WITH HIS TURN IN BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY,

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V GIRLS

WE’VE WAITED ALL YEAR TO SEE THEM IN THE MOST BUZZWORTHY WINTER RELEASES—BUT ACTING IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF WHAT THESE WOMEN DO. PHOTOGRAPHY SHARIF HAMZA FASHION LORENZO POSOCCO TEXT MAXWELL WILLIAMS

MACKENZIE FOY THE TWILIGHT ALUM TAKES CENTER STAGE IN DISNEY’S SPARKLING TCHAIKOVSKY ADAPTATION.

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As the brave hero at the center of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Disney’s tentpole holiday release, Mackenzie Foy’s star is at an all-time high. At just 18, she’s already a blockbuster veteran, having appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and both installments of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Given that out-of-this-world trajectory, one’s attention to day-to-day responsibilities might soften—but not Foy’s. “Government and economics, blech,” she says when I ask her what she’s up to today. “School. Basic stuff.” What’s more, she’s just snagged her second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, which she’s studied for 10 years. “It calms me down, and makes me feel good, mentally and physically,” she says. Her modeling and acting career long predates her martial arts practice, but Foy says that she was just as single-minded at age three, when she started appearing in Guess Kids and Ralph Lauren campaigns. “My mom made a deal with me when I was little: ‘As long as you’re nice, and you clean your room and do your homework, you can [work].’ And I was like, ‘Deal.’” By 2016, Foy’s focus was on Disney’s adaptation of The Nutcracker, in which she’d been cast as the protagonist Clara. In preparation, she saw the ballet performed at London’s Royal Opera House. “The grace and strength that [the dancers] achieve was mindblowing,” she says. The next day, she was on set alongside the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mother Ginger (played by Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, respectively). While it stays faithful to aspects of the original, the film also winks to modern culture; American dancer Misty Copeland plays the Ballerina. “That’s the beauty of it,” says Foy. “It’s a story that’s always changing, always evolving, while still keeping its classic heart.”

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SYLVIA HOEKS THE DUTCH MODEL AND ACTRESS FINDS HER DARK ROOTS IN STIEG LARSSON’S TANGLED WEB. Sylvia Hoeks has been certifiably famous in the Netherlands for years, but after pivoting from a fruitful modeling career to an indie acting track, she had to start from square one: “I was ready for new challenges, and to me, it was very normal that I had to start at the bottom. You have to work your way up—that’s how I was brought up, and what I believe in: working hard.” She soon found success in outof-the-box roles, earning a Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of an Oscar, for her breakthrough performance as a cashier in Duska, followed by starring TV roles in shows like Overspel (“Adultery”). And since appearing in 2017’s Bladerunner 2049, Hoeks has been on the path to the American mainstream. While she insists she’s not after global domination (“I didn’t ‘leave’ Dutch cinema,” she explains), Hoeks may have found, far from the green pastures of Holland, a creative niche in high-budget dystopia. In The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the next installment of the insanely popular Millennium series, Hoeks takes on the role of Camilla, the

villainous but complex sister of Claire Foy’s Lisbeth Salander. “I love playing villains or bad guys or bad girls,” says Hoeks, who grew up idolizing noir icon Johnny Depp. “I don’t love to generalize, because I think every person has bad and good in them. I don’t see [my characters] as villains. It’s all about making choices in life, and which path you follow and what you’ve been through. I try to show the humanity in those characters. And I love that a villain doesn’t necessarily have to have the morals, so you have a broad spectrum to work with. I think that’s a big freedom.” Her next role is opposite Jason Momoa in the TV series See, produced by Apple and set in another futuristic, complex realm—this one beset by mass blindness. “We’re doing blindness training,” she says. “Learning how to be, in a sense, a person that has never seen before. Her normal way in her life is through different senses—hearing and smelling and feeling.” With challenging roles like these, it’s easy to see a future in which everyone knows Hoeks’s name. VMAGAZINE.COM 5 9

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KAITLYN DEVER THE SOULFUL MULTI-TALENT CHARMS TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET IN THE SEASON’S TOUR-DE-FORCE FILM. An actor’s “depth” is hard to define, but Kaitlyn Dever, despite her young age, has “it.” Whether in J. Edgar, Short Term 12, Detroit, or The Spectacular Now, her presence brings a fresh injection of reality to the screen. Unsurprisingly, she’s been acting from a young age. But her fearlessness in choosing roles would be notable regardless of experience level. On a recent call, she’s on her way to filming an “intense, super relevant, and important” show for Netflix about a rape survivor, called Unbelievable. And she’s starring in Beautiful Boy, based on the heart-wrenching memoirs of a grieving father, as the strung-out girlfriend of a meth-addicted Timothée Chalamet, Dever’s real-life longtime friend. “Going into the films that I make, I always focus on being as real and honest as possible, and also taking it seriously, because there is so much weight to a movie,” says Dever. She’ll follow up Beautiful Boy by playing a Bible-thumping teen in Them That Follow, a thriller set in a fringe Pentecostal church—yet another challenging role for

the 21-year-old actor. “It’s almost meditation where you do something intense for a little while, and then there’s a comedown after,” she says of her penchant for demanding roles. “It’s calming for me, and keeps my brain working, and I really enjoy doing projects that are completely different from my life.” In real life, it seems, Dever is creative and precocious, touring with Beulahbelle, the band she shares with her sister Mady. Next up, she’ll try her hand at some lighter material for a change, in the upcoming romp Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut about a group of friends who, having abstained from partying in high school, play catch-up with one debauchery-packed night. And while she’s worked with plenty of talented directors, it was her experience with Wilde that convinced her that she, too, could one day migrate behind the camera. “[Directing] was always in the back of my mind, but I was like, ‘Well, I can’t do that,’ and then Olivia showed me that it was totally, totally possible.”

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ALEXA DEMIE THE MUSICIAN AND STYLE ICON GOES TO HOLLYWOOD AS THE HEART OF JONAH HILL’S NOSTALGIA-LACED SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHY MID90s. There’s a kind of cool girl in Los Angeles who talks with a slight drawl and hangs out in all the best spots and has all the right friends. No matter her circumstances, she remains upbeat and unbothered. Alexa Demie is this quintessential California cool girl—and she’s about to go national. But you wouldn’t know it from this laid-back status update: “I just had some meetings, and now I’m hanging around and chilling,” she says with a laugh. In Mid90s, the writing and directing debut of Jonah Hill, Demie plays Estee, a shy member of an L.A. skater crew. She plays a pivotal role in the coming-of-age of protagonist Stevie (Sunny Suljic), who has been stunted by an abusive older brother (Lucas Hedges). “It’s about skating, but it’s not really. The heart of the film is really about friendship,” says Demie. “I knew it was going to be good, but watching it, I was like, ‘Holy shit. It’s so so so so special.’” Like Hill, Demie straddles multiple disciplines: She’s directed music videos, and is a singer too, having taken her song “Girl Like Me” on tour last year. New music is on the way, as is HBO’s Euphoria, executive produced by Drake and written by Sam Levinson (Assassination Nation). Demie plays, as she puts it, “the female Patrick Bateman, minus the killing. It’s the craziest shit I’ve ever read in my life. I can’t say much, because people are trying to hack into all our emails to get the scripts. But the music is incredible and the visuals will be stunning.” Demie is something of an expert on visuals: “I made costumes for Nicki Minaj,” she says. “I had a sunglasses line, and I ended up getting Japanese investors. J. Lo, Nicki Minaj, and Amber Rose ended up wearing them. They were in Vogue Korea.” Having conquered creative direction, Demie’s time on Mid90s was a lesson in movie direction: “[Jonah] knew exactly what he wanted; there’s a party scene where we’re drinking and smoking, but it was all choreographed step-by-step for this one-shot take,” she says. “It was a learning experience for me.” A proven boss in her own right, Demie is bound for big things—all with her coolgirl grace. “She’s a mogul,” Demie says, invoking the third person with yet another laugh. “She’s an entrepreneurial girl.”

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SABRINA CARPENTER THE POP MEGA-STARLET STARS IN A YA ADAPTATION UNLIKE ANY THAT’S COME BEFORE. “I’m jetlagged,” says Sabrina Carpenter with an effervescence that belies her alleged grogginess. It’s a September morning and Carpenter has been bouncing around the Philippines, South Korea, and Australia doing shows and press, before heading to the Toronto International Film Festival to rep The Hate U Give, in which Carpenter plays a misguided classmate of Amandla Stenberg’s protagonist Starr, a black student who code-switches at her mostly white school, but then witnesses police shoot her childhood friend in her mostly black neighborhood. “Hailey is a good representation of someone who is ignorant because they’re privileged,” the 19-year-old Pennsylvania native says of the role. “It’s a really interesting story, because I don’t think that those conversations, if they’re being had, [are] being had in media between two young people. I think my character’s struggles to even understand her privilege make Starr’s voice grow even more.” It’s going to be a big change for Carpenter’s fans who are used to seeing her in the role of the confident Maya Hart on the wholesome Disney Channel show Girl Meets World—a role she parlayed into a successful singing career. “It was a departure for me to leave a show where I’m playing a character that I think was likeable, to go into a movie role that wasn’t so likeable,” she says. A longtime fan of the Angie Thomas bestseller, which was inspired by the killings of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Oscar Grant, Carpenter says she lobbied for the role of Haley. “At first, I was hesitant, but I love this story more than anything, so it didn’t matter, as long as I was contributing to a story I believed in.” With two successful pop albums and a hard-hitting social commentary under her belt, Carpenter’s career has matured faster than many of her Disney-bred predecessors’. Next she’ll star in the indie road trip movie The Short History of the Long Road as a grieving teen, and this winter her third album, Singular, will pair adult themes with pop-produced bangers. “My goal was for [audiences] to hear a different side of me,” says Carpenter of the album. “A side of me that wasn’t holding back; a side that was willing to experiment.” 62 VMAGAZINE.COM

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HANNAH MARKS THE ACTRESS, WRITER, AND DIRECTOR CHANNELS MILLENNIAL ANXIETY INTO AUTEURISM. There’s a scene in After Everything in which one character sends another a text asking to see his new tattoo. “[J]ust radiation dots,” he texts back, “not that cool”—a line indicative of the film’s distinct flavor. The film, for which first-time director Hannah Marks received glowing reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, is biting and honest about the predicament of the aforementioned characters, Mia (Maika Monroe) and Elliot (Jeremy Allen White). The two have fallen in love in the midst of Elliot’s cancer diagnosis, and their journey plays more like a “Modern Love” essay than your typical sugarcoated cancer story. “I became interested in film freakishly young,” says Marks, who was named after the titular character in the 1986 Woody Allen film Hannah and Her Sisters. “I’ve always loved TV and movies and entertainment in general, and wanted to be a part of it, whether it’s acting or filmmaking.” By age five she was acting professionally, and was even featured in a 2006 New York Times article about child actors (“Nobody wants their puberty on Google!” she says of the clip).

While her brashness may be that of an actor, Marks also shares the neuroses commonly associated with directors. “When you’re a hypochondriac, you’re looking at your veins, and you’re like, ‘Are these too blue?’” says Marks. “You have a headache, and you think it’s a brain tumor.” That anxiety, she says, inspired After Everything. “We tried to apply that to a movie, and make it a movie more about the relationship than the cancer itself.” But Marks’s anxiety seems secondary to the emotion behind her projects. Soon she’ll appear in High Resolution, an adaptation of Tao Lin’s 2013 novel Taipei. And she took on even more responsibilities for Banana Split, a film she co-wrote, executive produced, and also acts in alongside fellow former child-actors Dylan Sprouse and Liana Liberato. “I think they’re all love stories,” she says of the relationship between her growing list of acting, writing, and producing credits. “What binds them is love and friendship. I’m obsessed with rom-coms. I’m a classic basic bitch that way.”

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ON THE CUSP OF HER 20S, SHE HAS SPENT HER LIFE IN THE PUBLIC EYE. NOW, THE CINEMA SCION IS READY TO CULTIVATE HER OWN GARDEN. PHOTOGRAPHY LUKE GILFORD FASHION DOGUKAN NESANIR INTERVIEW KRISTEN STEWART

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KRISTEN STEWART I saw the pictures. They look really nice and honest. LILY-ROSE DEPP Oh, thank you. That’s actually what Luke and I were going for. Luke is a really good friend of mine and has been for years. It’s nice being able to work with people like that—like doing this interview with you—someone that I know. Luke knows me so well and I’ve shot with him before, just by ourselves. KS It’s a gift that’s usually not given, being able to fully share your truth. And actors are desperate for that. LRD The first shoot I ever did with Luke was very simple because we were just shooting for fun. I did my own hair and makeup and we just pulled clothes from my closet and my mom’s closet. KS By the way, the entire world listens to that and literally goes, screw you. [Lily-Rose laughs.] Because we all go through our mom’s closet, but like, yours is definitely a different story. LRD Yeah, it’s definitely not the same vibe as everybody’s mom. I definitely am lucky because my mom has kept all of her old shit from when she was younger. So it’s like a gold mine in there. But we just did it so simply. It was literally just us picking stuff out and just taking pictures. You can tell that when I’m looking into his lens, it’s like I’m looking into my friend’s eyes. KS It’s dope that you’re already able to work with people who allow you to do that. It took me years to be able to figure out exactly how to own my voice and not feel nervous about it or like I was providing answers to questions that I didn’t really have answers for. And then all of a sudden I’m saying something I don’t mean. LRD I am really shy when it comes down to it, which is why I love acting so much. It allows me to get out of my own head. I have a way easier time acting like someone else than acting like myself. KS What have you been doing? What’s feeding you right now? LRD Well right now I’m preparing for this role I’m going to be playing next year. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say what it is yet, but it’s something that requires a lot of research and preparation. I’m just getting a head start on the research process and really enjoying it. And I just shot this Netflix movie called The King earlier this summer. I play a French princess with a French accent, so that was really fun. I recently went to TIFF with Louis Garrel’s movie. KS Wow. How does it feel to work with someone like that? Because that blows my fucking head off. LRD We started rehearsing months before because it was really particular shooting certain things. We shot really fast and on film, like on 35 millimeter. We kind of had to know the shape that each scene was going to take before we even got there. KS Yeah and he’s also the son of a brilliant director. It’s kind of in both of your breeding. It’s trippy. LRD For sure. And I think that he has great respect for his father who is a great director. And I have so much respect for both of my parents as well. It’s definitely something that we were able to level with each other about. KS That’s cool. Dope. Where are you living right now? I know you’re in Paris right now, but is that where you’re based? LRD I’m based in L.A., but I kind of feel like I’m based in both places. I definitely feel like I get more done in Paris. I also like walking, and being able to walk around my neighborhood. KS Yeah, with L.A., you’re just kind of floating around. Whereas in New York…you hear [the city] all the time. So you’re like, I should be engaging with that. LRD It’s funny you should bring up New York, because I’m staying in New York for a few months this fall. I feel like with every change like that, you grow so much. And I feel like this year I’ve done a lot of growing and become more independent. So I think that will be good for me. KS That will be so much fun. The first time I stayed in New York for an extended period of time was on a movie and…This is going to sound super irresponsible, but I didn’t sleep there that much because I was so excited to be there. LRD I have a good feeling about it. It goes with my trying to be more independent. I feel like I’ve come into my own a lot as a woman this year so I feel like it’s going to help me continue on that road. KS Wow, that’s good. That’s a nice thing to be able to fully say. [That’s] fucking amazing. What about Chanel stuff? I literally remember seeing you in a makeup room and you must’ve been 14 or 15 and I was like, “She looks fucking cool. I want to be friends with her.” LRD I did my first campaign for them when I was 15, which was crazy. I remember when they told me, I thought I was dreaming. For a 15-year-old girl to be told that, I was just so excited and just couldn’t believe that they wanted me. Karl [Lagerfeld] and I actually met when I was like eight, with my mom. He’s so sweet. It really is rare to find someone like that who is such an icon in so many ways, and has been for so long, but who is just such a genuinely sweet and welcoming person. We will send each other pictures of our cats.

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KS That’s so sweet! Yeah, not to be a weirdo, but you meet the very best and the very worst type of people in fashion. Like literally, the worst, mean, nasty, just like crawling and climbing up, awful people. And then you meet the most creative, wild, just completely unique individuals. LRD I also think the way that fashion ties into cinema is really interesting. To me, the hair and makeup and costume of a character are so crucial to me. KS Totally. I kind of hate when people ask me this in interviews, but I also feel like it’s an interesting question: What is your favorite movie? LRD It’s okay, I get it all the time. I feel like I grew up watching so many old French movies. I grew up watching so many Louis de Funès movies. La Boum, which I love. Nobody’s gonna know what that is. It’s this old French movie. And then Peau d’âne with Catherine Deneuve is one of my favorite movies ever. It’s iconic. KS You’ll have to forgive me because you’re all French and shit. [Laughs.] What’s the English title? LRD I actually don’t know…I’m going to look it up right now. I wonder if it’s called Donkey Skin? Probably not. That’s not a very nice title. But that’s one of my favorites. Catherine Deneuve plays this amazing, magical princess and then she puts on a donkey carcass and runs away into the forest. KS Honestly, it’s pretty cool that you grew up with that. You know, most people don’t have a real reason to start watching French films and foreign films at such a young age. It’s very cool that you started so little. You’re lucky for that. LRD Don’t think that I didn’t watch Twilight when I was younger, too! I was a huge fan. You’re not gonna escape it. KS [Laughs.] Oh my god, that’s so funny. So what the fuck else? Do you read a lot? LRD I do. I read a lot. I’ve been obsessed with Haruki Murakami for years. He’s my favorite author. I’m reading The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll right now, which I’m really enjoying. My little brother actually, who’s 16, is reading constantly. This summer, we were on vacation and he’s like, “Oh, have you read Bukowski? I’m loving this book.” KS That’s so cool and so cute. By the way you should definitely read Bukowski, he’s my fuckin’ boy. He’s one of my all-time favorites. Would you ever want to make a movie? Are you interested in directing at all?

“I AM REALLY SHY WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, WHICH IS WHY I LOVE ACTING SO MUCH. IT ALLOWS ME TO GET OUT OF MY OWN HEAD. I HAVE A WAY EASIER TIME ACTING LIKE SOMEONE ELSE THAN ACTING LIKE MYSELF.”

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LRD I don’t know. I would never say never. Maybe later in life. Would you want to direct a movie? KS Yeah, yeah totally. I’m really reaching towards that right now. Let me just tell you all about it. [Laughs.] I feel so self-conscious talking about myself in your interview. But I’m adapting a memoir right now. I’ll text you about it. You should read it. LRD I would love to. That’s awesome that you’re doing that. Certain books really pull you in and really take hold of your imagination. And it’s like creating your own movie in your head, which is something I love about reading. KS I only started reading off my phone out of necessity, like if I’m on a movie or something and don’t have a book. I also just got super crazy addicted to podcasts. LRD I just listened to this podcast that compares the lives of Jane Fonda and Jean Seberg who are two people that I find so interesting. And I was just walking on the treadmill for half an hour, just learning all of this new information. KS Dude, I can’t believe you just said that. I just played Jean Seberg in a film I wrapped like two weeks ago, about her affiliation with the Black Panthers and the FBI take[down]. That’s so random. LRD Oh my god, that is incredible! That’s such a sick role. I can’t wait to see it. KS Wow, what a trip. Yeah, it actually was...fucking…It was a lot. Oh man. More to talk about.

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“LILY-ROSE IS A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT. I FEEL A SWEET BOND, AS IF ANAÏS NIN AND I HAD A LITTLE SISTER, AND MAYBE THE SAME PARENTS. SHE IS VERY AWARE OF HER UNIQUENESS, AND BEAUTY. [SHE IS] INNOCENT BUT AWARE.” —PAMELA ANDERSON

THIS SPREAD: LILY-ROSE WEARS DRESS RACHEL COMEY EARRINGS D’HEYGERE PAMELA WEARS DRESS ALESSANDRA RICH

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CURVES AHEAD EMBODYING THE HIGH-FASHION CHEEKINESS OF THE ’80S, BODY-BEAUTIFUL MUSES PALOMA ELSESSER AND ASHLEY GRAHAM SHOW THEIR TRUE COLORS THIS WINTER. PHOTOGRAPHY CASS BIRD FASHION STELLA GREENSPAN

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PALOMA WEARS DRESS BALENCIAGA FALL 2018 ASHLEY WEARS DRESS BALENCIAGA FALL 2018 EARRING HER OWN ON CHEEKS REVLON INSTA-BLUSH ON EYES REVLON VOLUMAZING MASCARA

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PALOMA WEARS JACKET MM6 MAISON MARGIELA BRA COSABELLA JEANS ASOS SHOES MANOLO BLAHNIK EARRINGS ARME DE L’AMOUR NECKLACE CHANEL ASHLEY WEARS JEANS ASOS SHOES TABITHA SIMMONS

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WOMEN IN LOVE

THE CITY OF LOVE IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF HAUTE COUTURE, AND WHEN COUPLED WITH THIS SEASON’S MOST LUSTED-AFTER SILHOUETTES, IT’S A PARIS MATCH MADE IN HIGH-FASHION HEAVEN. PHOTOGRAPHY CHRIS COLLS FASHION SARAJANE HOARE

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MORAMA

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IRINA WEARS TOP, BRIEFS, BOOTS SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO EARRINGS AND BRACELET CARTIER CHAIN CHRISHABANA ON EYES YVES SAINT LAURENT TATOUAGE COUTURE METALLICS IN TRIBAL COPPER

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GRACE WEARS BELT (WORN AS TOP), SKIRT, TIGHTS PRADA EARRINGS LARUICCI ON EYES ESTÉE LAUDER SUMPTUOUS EXTREME MASCARA

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NATASHA WEARS PANTS BALENCIAGA EARRINGS LARUICCI ON EYES MAYBELLINE LASTING DRAMA MATTE EYELINER MAKEUP IN JET BLACK

MAKEUP HUNG VANNGO (THE WALL GROUP) HAIR TEDDY CHARLES (THE WALL GROUP) MODELS JOAN SMALLS (IMG), CANDICE SWANEPOEL (IMG), BARBARA PALVIN (IMG), IRINA SHAYK (THE LIONS), GRACE ELIZABETH (NEXT), WINNIE HARLOW (WOMEN), NATASHA POLY (WOMEN) MANICURE EICHI MATSUNAGA PRODUCTION HEATHER ROBBINS, ALICE FRANCHI (CLM) PHOTO ASSISTANTS KYLE MAY, JEREMY YOUNG STYLIST ASSISTANTS KRISTTIAN CHEVERE, WILLYUM BECK HAIR ASSISTANT ANDREW LOFTIN LOCATION ROOT BROOKLYN

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10/11/18 2:24 PM


THIS SPREAD: ALL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES GUCCI

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10/12/18 11:26 AM


CRUISE IN PLACE

FROM ARLES, FRANCE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF MANHATTAN, WE TOUR THE HEIGHTENED REALITY OF CRUISE—NO VR NECESSARY. PHOTOGRAPHY TIM RICHARDSON

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10/12/18 11:26 AM


LOUIS VUITTON

Back to the future; enter Ghesquière vision. Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière has a knack for fusing ultra-chic futurism with ’80s cool. It’s a journey most certainly worth embarking on. After all, the storied Parisian house is rooted in the art of travel. And for Cruise, Ghesquière’s offerings are supercharged for a surreal dystopia. Ideal for the misty streets of Bladerunner, the popular Archlight sneaker has been reimagined as a thigh-high boot. The attitude is powerful, as are the jacket’s strong shoulders and resulting silhouette. DEVIN BARRETT

FASHION MICHELLE CAMERON

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10/9/18 3:22 PM


THIS SPREAD: CLOTHING, BOOTS, ACCESSORIES LOUIS VUITTON HEADPIECES IKEUCHI HIROTO

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10/9/18 3:22 PM


GUCCI

Be transported to Arles, France, where Gucci and Alessandro Michele unveiled the Italian house’s afterlife-like spectacle for Cruise. It’s a place that belongs to everyone; death is a fascination. Assembled amid a fiery graveyard, Michele’s army of models ranged from mourning widows (flowers in hand) to kids playing rock stars. The energy of an electric, free imagination was alive and well. As the soul of rock and roll traveled through the air (Elton John performed, after all), flashes of youth culture merged with 18th-century influences. Picture Chateau Marmont iconography, “three little pigs” renderings, Billy Idol merchandise, and one delightfully enthusiastic spray tan. DEVIN BARRETT

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10/9/18 3:22 PM


THIS SPREAD: CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES GUCCI ON LIPS GUCCI HIGH SHINE LIPSTICK IN TEMPTATION

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10/9/18 3:22 PM


THIS SPREAD: CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES DIOR ON HAIR ORIBE DRY TEXTURIZING SPRAY

DIOR

At first, it seemed odd that Maria Grazia Chiuri would hold Dior’s Cruise show in Chantilly, nearly two hours outside of Paris. But presenting the much-anticipated collection in France’s largest horse-racing hub helped contextualize the garments, which were inspired by the escaramuza—women who participate in equestrian charrería, Mexico’s national sport. A jaunty mix of rigidity and grace, the looks blended inspirations from Central America and Europe, pairing voluminous toile skirts with sleek fitted button-downs. The collection proves Chiuri’s ambition for—and success at— turning the previously male-helmed house into a beacon of strong and beautiful femininity.

MATHIAS ROSENSZWEIG

FASHION MICHELLE CAMERON

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10/12/18 10:06 AM


GUCCI: MAKEUP MIKI MATSUNAGA HAIR ANDREA MARTINELLI MODELS FELIZE KOLIBIUS (FORD), MARIANA ZARAGOZA (IMG PARIS), JULEE HUANG (WOMEN PARIS), DEMY DE VRIES (VIVA) MANICURIST JENNY LONGWORTH (CLM) PHOTO ASSISTANTS MICHAEL O. WILLIAMS, KIRAN MANE LOUIS VUITTON AND DIOR: MAKEUP YUKI HAYASHI (STREETERS) FOR DIOR BEAUTY HAIR JOEY GEORGE (MANAGEMENT+ARTISTS) MODELS LING LIU (ELITE), MONA MATSUOKA (IMG), NISAA POUNCEY (NEXT), KENNAH LAU (NEXT) CASTING DIRECTOR GABRIEL REY DIGITAL TECHNICIAN NICOLAS POTTS PHOTO ASSISTANTS MATT ROADY, SHEN WILLIAMS-COHEN STYLIST ASSISTANT ERIKA GOLCHER MAKEUP ASSISTANTS ANOLI, KOHKO HAIR ASSISTANTS JENNIFER COVINGTON-BOWERS, STEFANI ANNALIESE LOCATION ALDER MANOR

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10/9/18 3:22 PM


FLASHBACK

WHERE WERE YOU... FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

WE’VE BEEN GOOD ALL YEAR, SO WE ASKED OUR PHOTOGENIC V FAMILY FOR THE GIFT OF HOLIDAY THROWBACKS.

BELLA AND GIGI ARE SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS WHILE YOLANDA SLAYS.

WHEN ASHLEY GRAHAM INVENTED THE HOLIDAY ‘GRAM.

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LUCKY BLUE SMITH CUDDLES WITH WANNABE REINDEER.

NOAH CYRUS MELTS OUR ACHY-BREAKY HEART.

LIL MIQUELA WISHES YOU A VERY HUMAN HOLIDAY.

CHAG SAMEACH, TROYE SIVAN!

GRACE ELIZABETH’S PRESENCE IS A PRESENT.

DEREK SAW SANTA KLOSS!

STEPHEN “WONDERBOY” THOMPSON PREPARES FOR BOXING DAY.

MERRY XMAS FROM ALLIE X!

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10/12/18 2:22 PM


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