Behind The Shoot:
“Shooting with her was wonderful because she absolutely loved the clothes,” said fashion director Lucinda Chambers, who shot Kristen Stewart with photographer Mario Testino for the October issue. “When I researched the shoot beforehand I was worried because she is so tiny and everyone had put her in huge, high fashion so far – and that’s not who she really is. She’s tough and edgy, so we put her in Just Cavalli, Christopher Kane, Versus, bits and pieces of vintage – and she just looked perfect. She kept saying ‘these clothes are just awesome’. We gave her a jacket from the set, a wool checked bomber jacket and she was really grateful.”
Wearing a silk shirt and trousers by Jonathan Saunders on the cover, as well as inside, Stewart made an impression on Chambers not just because of her reaction to the style of the shoot.
“She’s such an unusual character – really bright, and interesting in that she’s grown up in that LA system -she started so young, and yet she’s still so individual,” continued Lucinda, who first arrived at Vogue in 1980.
“Before every shot she would put her head down and really shout and growl, as if to psyche herself up – she said that she and Charlize Theron would do that together for the Huntsman film – really scream at each other, to gear themselves up for each scene. That’s just how she does it.”
“Generally I thought she came across as much older than her years really – she has this veneer of not giving a shit but there is a real person in there. She gives the impression of being really tough on the outside but in fact she’s really soft and sweet. I loved her.”
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