Actress Kristen Stewart takes the cover of Instyle Magazine‘s November 2020 edition lensed by fashion photographer Olivia Malone. In charge of styling was Rebecca Ramsey, with set design from Maxim Jezek for Walter Schupfer Management, and production by Kelsey Stevens Productions. Beauty is work of hair stylist Adir Abergel for A-Frame Agency, makeup artist Jillian Dempsey for Walter Schupfer Management, and manicurist Ashlie Johnson for The Wall Group.
The first time I ever dated a girl, I was immediately being asked if I was a lesbian. And it’s like, “God, I’m 21 years old.” I felt like maybe there were things that have hurt people I’ve been with. Not because I felt ashamed of being openly gay but because I didn’t like giving myself to the public, in a way. It felt like such thievery. This was a period of time when I was sort of cagey. Even in my previous relationships, which were straight, we did everything we could to not be photographed doing things — things that would become not ours. So I think the added pressure of representing a group of people, of representing queerness, wasn’t something I understood then. Only now can I see it. Retrospectively, I can tell you I have experience with this story. But back then I would have been like, “No, I’m fine. My parents are fine with it. Everything’s fine.” That’s bullshit. It’s been hard. It’s been weird. It’s that way for everyone. – Kristen Stewart
Instyle Magazine – www.instyle.com
Photographs by Olivia Malone – www.oliviamalone.com
Styling by Rebecca Ramsey.
Hair by Adir Abergel for A-Frame Agency
Makeup by Jillian Dempsey for Walter Schupfer Management
Manicure by Ashlie Johnson for The Wall Group
Set design by Maxim Jezek for Walter Schupfer Management
Production by Kelsey Stevens Productions.
Photography © Olivia Malone for Instyle Magazine