W Magazine dropped a bombshell on us earlier today and we couldn’t be happier. While most magazines welcome back the same old cover stars in an effort to secure sales, W takes a risk this month by tapping Jane Fonda to front its June/July 2015 issue. Legendary photographer (and theFashionSpot favorite) Steven Meisel captured the sitting with Edward Enninful on styling duties. Fonda dons a Giambattista Valli haute couture gown and cape, showing us just how it’s done at age 77.
As expected, members of our forums were ecstatic. “Oh damn! Meisel and Fonda! The styling, hair, makeup is on point. Excellent work W!” congratulated t-rex within seconds of the cover surfacing.
“A very well polished cover! Stunning and beyond words. What an iconic W cover. Classic and perfect. That makeup is also on point,” added MON in agreement.
Echoing the excitement was Luxx who declared, “Now THIS is a magazine cover!!”
“Wow, what a stunning surprise!! Absolute perfection. The biggest jaw-dropper is Meisel shooting a W cover again. The editorial looks amazing. And they say fashion doesn’t love older women!!!” Benn98 acknowledged.
Also in the mood and showing support was happycanadian: “YAASSSS. Living for this. Jane Fonda, on the cover of W? Shot by Meisel? My mind is blown. In the best way possible.”
“What a FABULOUS cover. Excellent and unexpected choice in cover star, so refreshing and exciting. Thrilled that Meisel shot it! So much praise for all of this, I’m loving it,” hailed LastNight.
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