Actress Natalie Portman takes the cover story of American Vanity Fair‘s December 2018 edition captured by fashion photographer Erik Madigan Heck. In charge of styling was Samira Nasr, who for the session selected looks from the likes of Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte, Miu Miu, and Calvin Klein. Beauty is work of hair stylist Orlando PIta, makeup artist Romy Soleimani, and manicurist Jenna Hipp. Set design is courtesy of Ariana Nakata, with production from Portfolio One.
“I’ve been working for 25 years—I’ve never had friendships in my industry until now. You’re usually the [only] girl in the movie. It’s made us come together. We’re actively gathering. Just the power of us getting to know other women in our own industry and sharing information that can help us be safer, more productive, more successful.” – Portman for Vanity Fair, on Time’s Up
“It was a turning point for me personally, That film is about a girl trying to please others and ends up figuring out how to make pleasure for herself. And it was very much a parallel for me—finding the joy in what I’m doing became a major, major change. I felt like, ‘Oh, maybe everyone else got this earlier. I just figured it out and I’m 30.’ ” – Portman on Black Swan.