Top model Barbara Palvin poses in romantic pastel bras and panty sets styled by Simon Robins.Phtographer Jumbo Tsui captures the Hungarian beauty against nature's backdrop for Chinese lingerie brand Aimer Lingerie./ Hair by John Ruggiero; makeup by Jenna Anton
Actor Gal Gadot covers the December 2017 issue of ELLE US, styled by Simon Robins in Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co jewely, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Gucci and more. Photographer Paola Kudackicaptures Gadot with an engaging interview by Holly Milea.
“There’s been a fear for years of her being ‘clean’ and yet still tough,” says Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who, three-quarters of a century after Wonder Woman made her DC Comics debut, brought the superheroine’s story to big-screen life last year, starring Gal Gadot. “So many people’s assumptions about what would make a tough woman is actually a damaged woman. People were confusing strength with defensiveness, and I was like, ‘Why would she be defensive? She totally trusts people! Why would she be angry? She assumes that she’s going to be treated well. She has no chip on her shoulder!’”
Wait until she finds out she’s getting paid 80 cents on the dollar.
In fact, it's director James Cameron who took it upon himself to issue a negative critique of Gadot's 'Wonder Woman'. After all, a successful man would have the answers, right? Cameron called Gadot "an objectified icon", pointing instead to Linda Hamilton's 'Terminator' character as what a female action protagonist should be. "She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit," Cameron said of the character Sarah Connor.) Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' was "a step backwards" for women. In post-Hillary defeat America, director Patty Jenkins was not amused.
Jenkins noted that women don't need to be one thing to be a hero. THR shared her counter-argument:
Top talent Kim Kardashian West channels Cher, styled by Simon Robins in 'Love & Understanding'. Mariano Vivanco is behind the lens for Harper's Bazaar Arabia September 2017./ Hair by Chris Appleton; makeup by Mario Dedivanovic
Cher responded did a big thumbs up as Kim K wore a beaded dress with fringe straight out of Studio 54. Then ever-calm Kardashian said that while she channeled Cher for the magazine, she strives to be herself.
“At the end of the day I still have to be me,” she told Vogue Arabia. “If doing sexy shoots makes me feel confident, then I’m okay with it. That might not be appropriate for some people, and there’s a time and a place. There’s certain things I’ll show my kids and certain things I won’t show my kids. But generally I am okay with it. In moderation.”