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Here’s US Vogue’s September Issue Cover, With Jennifer Lawrence by Mario Testino

Mario Testino for Vogue

Mario Testino for Vogue / Calvin Klein Collection

To me, Jennifer Lawrence has the kind of intensely expressive face that's always seemed way more telegenic than photogenic. Unlike, say, Coco Rocha or Cara Delevingne, who contort their faces in over-the-top ways which read perfectly in 2-D, Lawrence's expressions are more subtle, reflecting minute shifts in her interiority, something which can be difficult to capture in a still image. Needless to say, she's absolutely beautiful, possibly too beautiful to have been cast as Katniss Everdeen for The Hunger Games, if not for her glowing inner whatever, which is (unusually for a young actress in Hollywood) the whole thing with Lawrence: her beauty is a perk, but it's her charm and talent that make her so appealing. 

That's why, I think, we can all extra-appreciate her cover for the all-important September 2013 issue of Vogue, photographed by Mario Testino. Yes, it's here.  And I think it's great; Lawrence looks fresh, lovely and genuine. Fashion director Tonne Goodman styled Lawrence with a windswept 'lob' and her trademark black eyeliner, wearing Calvin Klein Collection. The actual fashion is, frankly and typically, indecipherable in the photograph, but the label reports that those impressionistic blobs hinting at expensive fabric are a "papyrus/black glen plaid wool flared waist shell and pleated skirt with a black leather/gold oversized military belt" from the Fall 2013 collection, designed by Francisco Costa.