Marion Cotillard has had a banner year when it comes to magazine covers. Months would go by where she was a constant on the newsstands, and she’s capping that all off with a Tim Walker-photographed cover of W’s December issue. I may be biased because I’m a fan of W, Marion, and Walker’s photography, but I think this may be my front-runner for favorite December cover, and favorite cover of Marion’s this year. Between the wonderfully saturated red of the Christian Dior coat (the one that Leelee Sobieski looked so amazing in earlier this year) and Marion’s blunt Audrey-Tatou-in-Amélie-esque hair (and even the hands poking through the pliable red background), I think it all comes together to produce a really eye-catching and unexpected cover.
“They had some seriously beautiful covers this year but this one is the best!” LabelWhore4 exclaimed.
Nepenthes posted, “What a genius cover!!! Marion in Dior is a match made in heaven. Absolutely gorgeous.”
“I can't think of any other actress who got that many prestigious covers in the same year,” Wolkfolk mused. “I would've complained of a Marion overdose if the cover wasn't so amazing. The red makes it so striking. I love how it fits perfectly for a December issue without being too obvious. The whole surrealism aspect with hands is also very interesting. Like W's own interpretation of what's happening; that is, everybody wanting to get a piece of Marion. Can't wait to get this.”
Marion’s editorial also has a subtly “creepy Nutcracker/Christmas vibe,” that YoninahAliza loves. You kind of have to love the fantastically weird fantasy worlds that Tim Walker creates, right? Especially when they feature someone as great as Marion Cotillard.