For Marion Cotillard, the difference between acting and modeling is that when posing for a photograph, only she knows the script. "I find it very interesting to be able to create your own story about what you feel in a certain outfit," says the French actor of the "romantic and gothic" clothes she wore for this month's cover shoot. "The difference is, the whole story is known only by you." On location in New York City, the sapphire-eyed 36-year-old drew upon her experience as one of the most sought-after on-screen performers to bring hard-edged allure to the looks stylist David Vandewal put her in, equal parts delicate and provocative. Read more: online.wsj.com
The shoot comes ahead of the release of Cotillard's new movie, The Dark Knight Rises, which is released on July 20. Cotillard poses in shades of just black, a vampy lipstick and a different fierce pose in each in luxurious outfit by Christian Dior, Balenciaga , Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander and Thakoon.