Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood issue is always a delight to behold. Even more so this year for this is the second time in a row that the magazine has solely featured the silver screen’s leading ladies.
Wearing jaw-dropping gowns in shades of pink, red and gold, 11 actresses star on the (rather serious-looking) cover shot by Vanity Fair favourite, Annie Leibovitz. The full list of names includes Emma Stone, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Dakota Johnson, Greta Gerwig and Janelle Monae.
Each famous face had a stellar year in film. Both Natalie and Greta starred in the First Lady biopic, Jackie, while Emma reunited with co-star Ryan Gosling in the hit musical La La Land. Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga has had a breakout past few months along with Grammy winner Janelle Monae who starred in Moonlight and Hidden Figures: two films which are both up for the Best Picture Oscar.
With 12 Oscar nominations and two wins between them, these ladies deserve to be celebrated in all their glory. The featured gowns are also worthy of attention. The main cover sees a blush pink-clad Amy Adams and Natalie Portman. Amy is wearing Haider Ackermann while a pregnant Natalie looks exquisite in Dior. Lupita meanwhile is radiant in shimmering Alexander McQueen (the same dress Nicole Kidman wore to the Golden Globes earlier this month) while Emma sits casually in a strappy red number.
Two of fashion’s favourite gals are in straight off-the-runway looks with Elle Fanning dressed in an embroidered Dior gown and Dakota Johnson wearing a ruffled pink Gucci style. Upcoming style star Ruth Negga also stands out in a golden sequinned gown.
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