“I jumped at the chance to photograph Eddie Redmayne,” says Autumn de Wilde. “We delved into nightclub mysticism, dual identities, the dream life of calla lilies, and the dark night thieving of morning life”
For “Come to the Cabaret” (page 110), writer Sarah Crompton’s story on the exciting new West End revival of Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne (as the Kit Kat Club’s Emcee) and Jessie Buckley (as Sally Bowles), fashion editor Amanda Harlech—pictured above, at right, with production designer Stella Fox—joined forces with the photographer and filmmaker Autumn de Wilde to conjure a scene befitting the musical’s heady, hedonistic milieu. “Autumn had found this leafy secret house belonging to her artist friend, and every room seemed like a lantern slide in which Eddie became not only the performer but the collector of everything that was strange, beautiful, and dark,” Harlech says. “It was an amazing, unforgettable day.”
The CVFF Class of 2021
This year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists— LaQuan Smith, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, Jameel Mohammed, Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, Batsheva Hay, Abrima Erwiah, Edvin Thompson, Kenneth Nicholson, Willy Chavarria, and Anifa Mvuemba, most of whom are pictured here—were winners all, uniformly awarded grants and mentors to help support their businesses in the post-COVID landscape. For the playful portfolio “Into the Groove” (page 114), photographer Ethan James Green and fashion editor Max Ortega shot the designers’ creations on model Bella Hadid. Among their visual reference points? Everything from Richard Avedon portraits to Kylie Minogue music videos and vintage shampoo commercials—in other words, sources as brilliantly varied as the designers themselves.