The Favourite star Emma Stone takes the cover story of W Magazine‘s Vol. II 2019 edition photographed by Greek film director Yorgos Lanthimos. Styling is work of Sara Moonves, with set design from Gille Mills at the Magnet Agency, and production by Meghan Gallagher at Connect The Dots. Beauty is work of hair stylist Mara Roszak at Starworks Artists, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics at Streeters, and manicurist Emi Kudo for Dior Vernis at Opus Beauty.
“First, we considered spotlighting a woman who loved stuffed animals, i discussed it with Emma. Since she loves dogs a lot, we went from stuffed animals to real, deep animal love: 15 actual dogs. I wanted the room to be completely full of fake dogs, that way, a viewer will confuse the impostors with the real dogs. Animals are a part of our lives, which is why they’re prominent in my films. But I find the relationships we have with them quite strange. Such as, there are animals we are okay to eat and animals we wouldn’t dream of eating. So odd. The theories around animals are fascinating. And we all love dogs. But what about a woman who owns and loves 15 dogs? What does that say about her life?” – Yorgos Lanthimos for W Magazine, on idea behind the cover story.