What does it mean to be a Royal? Our annual Royals portfolio features 20 men and women who have certainly earned the title. #LynnHirschberg breaks down why we chose #KanyeWest and the rest of our October 2016 cover stars on wmag.com. CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO. Photo by @Mario_Sorrenti, styled by @Edward_Enninful, hair by @JamesPecis, @Johnny.Hernandez.Hair, makeup by @FulviaFarolfi, @AaronDeMey1, manicure by @HoneyNailz, set design by @PhilippHaemmerle.
The publication went all out for what was also its first-ever his-and-hers fashion issue, nabbing ‘Ye, Halle, and twelve more incredibly famous names, including actress Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), actor Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones), and supermodel Cindy Crawford – all of whom dominate in their respective fields.
Meet the new Royals. @HalleBerry was one of the original female stars during the first wave of comic-book movies, when she cast thunderbolts as Storm in the first X-Men movie in 2000, a year before she won an Oscar for Monster's Ball. #LynnHirschberg speaks to the selection of Royals 2016 on wmag.com. CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO. #HalleBerry photographed by @Mario_Sorrenti, styled by @Edward_Enninful; W magazine October 2016.
W’s Lynn Hirschberg said of the magazine’s picks: At W, we don’t believe that royalty is a birthright. Rather, it is about creativity, greatness, and originality. The men and women in our annual Royals portfolio – preceded by 2014 and 2015 – have certainly earned the title. They span the worlds of film, television, fashion, and society—a few even shine in all of those realms simultaneously. Here, meet the class of 2016.
Rocking an Alexander McQueen dress and jacket and La Perla bra and shorts, Priyanka spoke of being a tomboy and how that all eventually changed. “When I was a teenager, I was a tomboy and had scars on my legs,” she told W. “But then I taught myself to take care of my body and my hair. It takes time, but if I can do it, anybody can. Today, my legs sell 12 or 15 products in my part of the world.”
We don’t believe that royalty is a birthright. #KitHarington was just an unknown stage actor in London before becoming a sex symbol when #GameOfThrones exploded. See why we chose the men and women of our annual Royals issue on wmag.com. CLICK THE LINK IN OUR BIO. Photo by @Mario_Sorrenti, styled by @Edward_Enninful.
Actress @PriyankaChopra has starred in over 50 Bollywood films, has more than 10 million Instagram followers, and, thanks to roles in #Quantico and #Baywatch, American audiences are catching on. Get to really know the Royals cover star on wmag.com. #PriyankaChopra photographed by @Mario_Sorrenti, styled by @Edward_Enninful; W magazine October 2016.
Check out the rest of the covers here. The New Royals look amazing.
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