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Vanity Fair UK

Vanity Fair UK September 2019

Vanity Fair opens the door to Hollywood. With a unique mix of grit and glamour, we track the latest scandals, the greatest achievements and the newest stars. Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst. A provocative mix of culture, politics and high finance that generates more monthly media coverage than any other glossy magazine.With an outstanding combination of iconic photography, groundbreaking stories, in-depth reportage, and social commentary, Vanity Fair is the biography of our age, one month at a time.

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1 min.
picture pages

Despite the scorching summer sun, a grand fireplace roared in Hollywood as Kristen Stewart arrived, with her dog Cole, at the Los Altos apartments for her Vanity Fair cover shoot. It’s been nearly a decade since Stewart’s first V.F. cover, and photographer Alasdair McLellan captured the occasion. “It’s what I’ve always thought L.A. should look like, like the film Sunset Boulevard, and I could see Kristen hanging out there,” says McLellan. “The location has an exotic history—Bette Davis lived there, even Hearst’s mistress.” (The haunted house turned out to be fitting for other reasons—read the profile of Stewart on page 58 to find out if she believes in ghosts.) Nostalgia inspired the process, as McLellan photographed exclusively on film rather than digital. “There’s something exciting about the delay—you can be…

3 min.

1 Durga CHEW-BOSE “Playing It Cool,” p. 58 Chew-Bose has been a fan of Kristen Stewart, whom she profiled for this month’s cover story, since 2016 when Stewart starred in Certain Women. “Kristen’s quiet duet, the way she shares the screen—it cracks you open,” says Chew-Bose, the author of Too Much and Not the Mood. 2 Alasdair McLELLAN “Playing It Cool,” p. 58 The acclaimed British photographer makes his V.F. debut with his images of Kristen Stewart at Hollywood’s fabled Los Altos apartments. “L.A. has a great, weird, sinister edge to it,” says McLellan. “Apparently our suite was haunted. It was fun having Kristen’s dog on set, which relaxed things quite a lot.” 3 Baz LUHRMANN “The Pioneer,” p. 82 The director has been dear friends with Miuccia Prada since she collaborated on the suit that Leonardo DiCaprio…

2 min.
on your marks

It’s hard to square how much I look forward to summer with how much I look forward to fall, but the September issue—arriving as it does in August, along with (if we East Coasters are lucky) that first hint of chill in the night air—embodies the paradox. We’re still in relax mode, but underneath the sunblock, we’re gearing up. My son starts kindergarten and he needs a new backpack. Here come the fall books, here come Fashion Week, U.N. week, the film festivals showing the movies we’ll be talking about through Oscar season. And so this issue spills over with artists at the top of their game. Kristen Stewart, that rare actor who shimmers effortlessly between blockbuster and indie film (this fall it’s Charlie’s Angels and a Jean Seberg biopic).…

2 min.

“Has it really been that long since June of 1977?” —G. Michael Stathis, Cedar City, Utah Star Wars Long ago and a galaxy far, far away, indeed. Has it really been that long since June of 1977? Vanity Fair’s Star Wars issue has become a much anticipated and welcome event. It is somehow right that cast and crew, and Annie Leibovitz, ended up in Wadi Rum where the light and colors are really out of this world. My only complaint is that my subscription issue did not have the Rey cover (a 50/50 chance). Well done to all involved! G. Michael Stathis, Ph.D. Cedar City, Utah Bill McGlashan As the mother of a high school senior going through the admissions process—taking the SATs and ACTs (for real), filling out financial-information and admission forms, going on…

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@vanityfairlondon Launch Dinner Royal Salute Vanity Fair’s Royal Correspondent Katie Nicholl hosted a dinner at Blakes Hotel, London, on June 27 to celebrate the “King of Whisky”, Royal Salute, which unveiled a fresh look and new additions to the 21-Year-Old range. Guests including Ella Eyre and Gemma Whelan were treated to a three-course meal accompanied by a whisky tasting led by master blender Sandy Hyslop. The fun continued with nightcaps featuring Royal Salute’s new signature serves.…

3 min.
opening act

You broke out in last year’s Leave No Trace, playing a teen who lives off the grid in the Oregon forest. Did it teach you anything about disconnecting? I was banned from using my phone for a couple weeks as preparation for the film, which was eye-opening. I’ve always had a conflict with Instagram—it’s an amazing platform to express yourself, but on the other hand, it’s a trigger for a lot of mental illnesses, constantly comparing yourself to people. I learned it doesn’t deserve all your time and energy. That Debra Granik film still has a rare 100 percent favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes and earned you awards buzz and your choice of Hollywood roles. How do you pick your projects now? I gravitate toward projects that have a strong message led by…