Vanity Fair’s 2014 Hollywood Issue
For the 20th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, the magazine celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors. The cover, a three-panel foldout by Vanity Fair contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz, features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), as well as Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), George Clooney (Gravity), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Chadwick Boseman (42), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color).
One of the most striking things about this particular cover is how refreshingly diverse it is. Fully half of the 12 actors featured are people of color, including two of the four people on the front fold of the cover (i.e., the part that actually shows when the magazine is on the newsstand). That’s a welcome contrast to the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issues of years past, including 2010, when all nine cover models were Caucasian; 2011, when the publication saw fit to include just 1.5 people of color out of fifteen stars; and 2012 and 2013, when the non-white actors were relegated to the inside cover.
The full issue will be available February 5 for download. The magazine will be on newsstands and available as an audio edition on February 11. You can watch exclusive video from the set of the shoot, which was styled by V.F. Fashion and Style Director Jessica Diehl, here.
Lupita is stunning!!!