Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, 2014

(Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair Magazine)

(Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair Magazine)

Annie Leibovitz has taken some creative liberty for the cover of the 20th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, combining white-tie accessories with black-tie jackets to recreate the look of informal Edwardian evening wear.  Or perhaps she intended to capture the Downton Abbey-esque glory of full dress only to realize at the last moment that she couldn’t locate enough designer tailcoats.

5 Comments

  1. CharlesM

    Or perhaps she just didn’t know any better, or assumed that VF readers didn’t know any better, which is likely. The Age of elegance it isn’t.

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  2. David Valenta

    Photographers take pictures. “Stylist” select the wardrobe.

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  3. Jovan

    If that was the case, why should it matter? Do they actually advertise what the brands are for that picture?

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  4. William Wright

    I see that it’s a quality Annie Liebowitz photograph. My wonder is what was the client having the photo taken for. Also, I think the stylist went just slightly overboard

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  5. wdwright77

    Oh, one other thing: If they’re trying for the Downton Abbey Look, should not a makeshift British Castle be in the background?

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