Kristen's Interview magazine cover was voted into the Top 10 Magazine Covers from TIME magazine's Top 10 Everything of 2009!
This is a hauntingly beautiful rendition of a visual pun — allusion meets illusion.*LOVES*
The model for Interview's 40th anniversary issue is actress Kristen Stewart, who currently stars in the monster hit Twilight series. Using her as the model is a masterstroke of celebrity-cover timing, perfectly executed.
The image is two photos — if you pull back, you can see her holding over her own face a same-scale, torn black-and-white photo of her, whose only color is in her blood-red lips. The ghoulish makeup is perfectly in keeping with current fashion photography, and it serves the dual purpose of enhancing the metaphor while making her look drop-dead beautiful.
A final touch: the allusion gets heightened by more blood, this time on the fanglike letter I in the logo. That's why the lady is a vamp!
And, whilst we're on it, Kristen's "Adventureland" and (my blossoming girl-crush) Anna's "Up In The Air" were voted in the 10 Best Films of 2009 by The New Yorker - whoop whoop!
Via KStewartNews and TwiFans