PHOTOGRAPHY INEZ & VINOODH
STYLIST JOE MCKENNA
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Welcome to 2013, a New Year filled with new events that will determine the rise or fall of our civilization. Now more than ever, the scent of change is in the air, swirling, dancing, lifting us to greater heights. With that in mind we forge ahead, filled with wonder and excitement, in celebration of those who are pushing us forward. In the fashion sphere alone, a shuffling of designers has breathed new life into stately establishments. Most notable among the changes, Alexander Wang is taking the reins at Balenciaga; Hedi Slimane added some rock-and-roll edge to Saint Laurent; and Raf Simons'S, light-as-air ready-to-wear debutED at Dior.
Collectively, the public figures who populate this issue—hailing from the realms of fashion, art, music, and pop culture—are making the world a more compelling place with their boundless determination and savvy.
Those two adjectives describe our cover star to a T. The pretty and precocious Kristen Stewart not only oozes talent but also possesses an inherent beauty that cannot be denied—especially as captured by the incomparable Inez and Vinoodh. In talking with us, the actress reveals her tactics for surviving constant media scrutiny while establishing her young self (she is all of 22) as both a person and a professional. Her confession that she’s “stronger than ever” promises even bigger and better projects in the years to come.
Indeed, youthful energy permeates these pages. Ingénues Bella Heathcote and Hailee Steinfeld model Spring’s newest fashions, and the wise-cracking Lena Dunham—set your DVR, she kicks off her second season of Girls on January 13—comfortably spent the day in a Calvin Klein leotard for her shoot with Terry Richardson.
Elsewhere in the issue, Mario Testino flexes his photographic muscles with a shoot featuring the world’s new supermodels. The setting for such a glamorous scene? None other than Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, where the Peruvian has been enjoying his first exhibition in the United States, a commemoration of his latest tome of colorful photos, In Your Face.
The idea of giving back is perhaps the greatest motivator of all. In an ode of selflessness, Inez and Vinoodh offer a portfolio of charitable stars who donned pieces of TENTHOUSANDTHINGS jewelry, all of which will be on the auction block starting February 6 on CharityBuzz.com. Proceeds will be donated to each celeb’s preferred cause. The TTT series, as it has come to be known in this office, is the brainchild of the brand’s founders, David Rees and Ron Anderson, who wanted to celebrate their twentieth anniversary in true style. Head to the website to support this important initiative—and possibly snag a sparkly new addition to your Spring wardrobe.