Jennifer Gardner in W Mag

12.09.2009 § Leave a comment

This spread has some of the best styling I have seen on Jennifer. We are so used to seeing her with Violet in the park in jeans, t-shirts and sweats so it was refreshing to see her styled so glamorously and can see pick up on the Old Hollywood inspiration.

1- Jennifer Garner in a Miu Miu’s nude silk tulle dress with crystal and paillette embellishment.
Accessories: Dior necklace; from top: Eddie Borgo, Lanvin and Rachel Leigh Bracelets.

2- Chanel black and cream cotton tweed jacket and skirt.
Accessories: Assad Mounser necklace; Dior ring; Simon G Jewelry bangles; Chanel necklace and shoes.

3- Lanvin black polyester jumpsuit
Accessories: Iradj Moini earrings, Erickson Beamon necklace; on right wrist, from top: Erickson Beamon and Iradj Moini bracelets; on left wrist, from top: Burberry, Simon G Jewelry and Fenton bracelets; Dries Van Noten bracelet (worn as belt); Miu Miu shoes.

Orlando Pita styled Jen hair and his inspiration was taken from the recent Dior Spring Runway. Read his interview below from w mag.com

What was the inspiration for the cover?
We were doing the look I had done for the Dior [spring] show since she was wearing Dior. It was a modern day take on a Lauren Bacall, Old Hollywood style of hair.

You had to hide her bangs, right?
Yes, you can’t get that look with bangs. You look like Betty Page then!

Was Garner game?
She was really easy to work with. The fashion was quite extreme. She usually has a girl-next-door kind of image and she doesn’t really push the fashion thing too much, but she went for it and was really trusting of all of us, even though I think she was working with us for the first time.

How about the rest of the shoot?
The rest kind of just happened. In one, she had on a one-shouldered jumpsuit, and she looked muscular. People were saying that she looked like Lisa Lyon, who was photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe, and it came together from there.

Tell us about the hair in that gorgeous profile shot Jennifer of in the white Chanel suit.
I was thinking, “I have to get the hair to stand up like the skirt.” I looked to the side and I saw a piece of cardboard and I said to my assistant Chris, “Get that cardboard!” I tore a piece off and pinned it to her hair to make it stand up like that. I told her, “Don’t worry, just keep posing like you are, there’s just a piece of cardboard in your hair.” And she was like, “Oh, okay.”

So there was no fan blowing?
No, it was just cardboard, pins and last-minute inspiration.

Isn’t that the best kind?
I think these are the shoots that end up being the really good ones, the ones that come together at the last minute with the personality of the person and the clothes. When you plan everything and you research it and talk about it for a week, the expectations are always lowered. It’s when things come together in a spontaneous way that usually are the most magical shoots.

Hairstyled by Orlando Pita
Photographed by Craig McDean
Styled by Lori Goldstein
Location Milk Studios, Los Angeles
December 2009 for January 2010 issue of W Magazine

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