Jessica Chastain has not one, but four covers for W Magazine‘s “Art Meets Fashion” January, 2013, where the actress, “plays human canvas to four leading artists of the day.” She’s basically, being interpreted by the artists, and George Condo is one of them and has said, “I wanted Jessica to become part of the painting and then appear to come off it, as if she were breaking free and leaving behind an empty space. “I liked that the paintings were 3-D.” Of participating in his art, Chastain’s response has been, “I love the feeling of giving myself over to another strong point of view. It’s the best kind of trust—the belief that an artist will take care of me while creating something unique.” Chantal Joffe is another, although Jessica had to Skype with her, as the artist is afraid of flying, so couldn’t commute from London! “I never saw Chantal in person, but her softness and phobic nature affected me,” Chastain says. “I could hear the mix of shyness and strength in her voice, and I tried to channel that feeling. I found Chantal very feminine, so I moved that way. I fixed my hair by the window, I slouched while seeming intent.” Condo’s cover is the one you see above, while the one below is Joffe’s. Condo himself designed the dress Jessica’s wearing on the cover, and she’s wearing Calvin Klein for the Joffe version.
The third cover is by Mickalene Thomas and she’s wearing a silk and leather Versace gown, and the last one, below, is by Rineke Dijkstra where she’s wearing Christopher Kane. Which one’s your favorite?
[Photos via W Magazine]