So this is the Tom Ford issue. We now know that because Tom Ford has taken it upon himself to grace the cover of the magazine. Apparently, just editing the issue wasn’t enough for him. I don’t quite understand why he’s biting Kiera Knightley‘s ear, or why she and Scarlett Johansson are naked and he isn’t, but I guess that’s why he’s the artist, and I’m the blogger.
With award season still under way, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley are exchanging ballgowns for birthday suits.
Under the artful eye of photographer Annie Leibovitz, the starlets posed nude for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s yearly Hollywood issue, to be released Wednesday. Fashion superstar Tom Ford also appears on the cover photo, though he stuck with a more traditional suit — one of black fabric.
Ford, the issue’s guest art director, said he hadn’t planned on becoming part of his own project, but he stepped in when “Wedding Crashers” star Rachel McAdams, 29, backed out. “She did want to do it, and then when she was on the set I think she felt uncomfortable, and I didn’t want to make anybody feel uncomfortable” Ford said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
For the cover photo, Knightley, 20, was photographed sitting sideways, with legs and arms carefully placed. The 21-year-old Johansson, draped over Ford’s leg, is somewhat more exposed — readers who open the fold-out cover will see her bare buttocks.
Which we have seen before. It gets even better, there is a video with outakes from the naked cover shoot.