The 95th Academy Awards is tonight. Photographer Steven Klein and stylist Patti Wilson created a moody, glamorous, after-hours vibe for this year’s cover stars.
“It started with Steven sending me images of the Viper Room in LA in the ’90s—Johnny Depp and Kate Moss, Keanu Reeves,” says stylist Patti Wilson. “Of course we had to make it more of a glamorous after-party but still keep it a bit dark and twisted.”
Steven, as the hyperreal portraits in this issue make clear, is the legendary photographer Steven Klein, who photographed a generation of rising stars for our 29th annual Hollywood cover. The portfolio was shot at LA’s Milk Studios in November. There were 10 guards for the jewelry and 36 racks of clothes, not to mention 300 pairs of shoes, which Jeremy Allen White’s young daughters played with happily as Daddy got styled. Selena Gomez and Ana de Armas met and formed a mutual admiration society. Keke Palmer, who would announce her pregnancy two weeks later on SNL, seemed to hug everyone she met, even in passing. Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was the crowd favorite on set.
In a smaller studio nearby, the stars all happily demonstrated their favorite party tricks—Florence Pugh showed off her contortionist skills, and Regé-Jean Page broke and unbroke his nose—for videos that you can, and honestly must, watch below. It was a hell of an after-party.
Meet the stars of today and tomorrow. This dynamic dozen have captivated us with full-tilt portrayals of icons, heroes, villains, dukes, boxers, brooding chefs, and more. Now, first-time Hollywood cover stars
Selena Gomez, Austin Butler,Florence Pugh, Ana de Armas, Jonathan Majors, Keke Palmer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Julia Garner, Regé-Jean Page, Emma Corrin, Hoyeon andJeremy Allen White are gathered for the after-party of our dreams—and dazzling us with their late-night party tricks.
Scroll to see the portraits, and don’t miss our cast tribute at the end!
Read the Hollywood Issue on Vanity Fair.
Photographs by Steven Klein
Styled by Patti Wilson
Set design by Jack Flanagan
Hair by Ward
Makeup and grooming by Kabuki
Manicures by Ashlie Johnson
Tailors, Hasmik Kourinian, Susie Kourinian, Hakop Jack Pogosyan
Lighting Director, David Devlin
Movement Director, Megan Lawson
Assistant Movement Director, Taylor James
Produced on location by Travis Kiewel for That One Production
Location, Milk Studios LA
Great article, there are so many hunky actors in that issue. I mean Austin Butler & Johnathan Majors in addition to my two man crushes everyday Aaron Taylor Johnson and Rege Jean Page..
Lol. I’m gonna go with Jonathan Majors 🤤
If I had to go with just one hunky actor on this list, I think I would have to go with Aaron Taylor Johnson 🤤🤤😍😍😍😉