Veteran actress Tilda Swinton covers the latest W Magazine August 2011 issue and also stars in an editorial spread titled Planet Tilda. Shot by Tim Walker and styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard, the theme was imagined by Tilda Swinton herself and her close aide Jerry Stafford, inspired by Arnold Genthe’s portraits of Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, and the work of French artist Claude Cahun who is known for toying with the concepts of gender and sexuality in the 1920’s.
Tilda Swinton is pictured in several androgynous looks, some of which were set against a landscape reminiscent of the middle ages while the others featured a simple white background like that of the cover. Tilda Swinton wore mostly monochrome outfits which fitted a mood that was serene and placid; I’m sure this is one of the best W Magazine covers and editorials to date. Agreed?
Tilda Swinton wears a Salvatore Ferragamo silk velvet tuxedo jacket and silk blouse; Acne silk velvet pants with belt; Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat and Sermoneta gloves on the cover.
Tilda Swinton wears a Blumarine wool coat and dress; Stella McCartney fleece wool and cashmere turtleneck; Tommy Hilfiger silk pants; J.W. Anderson cashmere skirt; Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat; Comme des Garçons belt; Maison Martin Margiela gloves and Rick Owens boots.
Tilda Swinton wears a Celine cotton turtleneck top.
Tilda Swinton wears a Acne wool jacket; Akris wool dress; Tommy Hilfiger silk pants and LaCrasia gloves.
Tilda Swinton wears a Chloe leather jacket; Maison Martin Margiela polyurethane and polyester dress; Jil Sander cashmere and silk hooded turtleneck; Maison Martin Margiela gloves and Rick Owens boots.
Tilda Swinton wears a Zero + Maria Cornejo llama hair coat; Hugo Boss cotton turtleneck; John Rocha silk pants; Gucci silk chiffon dress; Eres cap and Rick Owens boots.
Tilda Swinton wears a Comme des Garçons wool jacket; Hugo Boss cotton and polyester shirt; Acne polyester skirt; Sermoneta gloves; Agent Provocateur hosiery and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci shoes.
Tilda Swinton wears a Giorgio Armani wool and silk jacket and Sermoneta gloves.
Tilda Swinton wears a VPL latex coat and dress; National Theatre Costume Hire Store bodysuit and Maison Martin Margiela boots.
Tilda Swinton wears a Chanel stretch cotton denim jumpsuit; Hussein Chalayan wool tunic and Rick Owens boots.
Tilda Swinton wears a Hermes felted wool flannel dress; Stephen Jones swim cap; Hermes gloves and Rick Owens boots.
Tilda Swinton wears a Yves Saint Laurent wool sweater and silk crepe de chine blouse and Sermoneta gloves.
Tilda Swinton wears a Haider Ackermann wool caftan with silk lapels and wool pants; Ralph Lauren Black Label cashmere sweater; Haider Ackermann belt and Burberry shoes.
Tilda Swinton wears a Stella McCartney wool, polyamide, and elastane jacket; twill and rayon blouse; and rayon pants; National Theatre Costume Hire Store bodysuit and Sermoneta gloves.
Image credits: wmagazine
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