Planet Tilda for W Magazine
Oh, Tilda. You magical, spectacular, androgynous robot creature. What would the world be without the weird ones, the paradigm-shifters, the men and women who fell to earth, we ask you? This bitch takes the definition of “fierce,” wrestles it to the ground, and says quietly in its ear, “Let’s do this my way.”
Praise be. Bow down, fuckers.
Tilda Swinton featured in the August 2011 issue of W Magazine
Photographed by Tim Walker
Styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard; hair by Malcolm Edwards; makeup by Sam Bryant.
From the accompanying interview:
“I would imagine that the female characters in most Hollywood films are too generic for you. You seem to be attracted to complex and often very dark personalities. Do you have to like a character to play her?
I have to feel compassion. And I have to be able to imagine myself in the situation. I can imagine myself as the mother of a scary son who looks at you with hatred. It’s not about liking the person, but it is about understanding. The Greeks speak about the violence of the real. I want to get at something real.”
Blumarine’s wool coat and dress; Stella McCartney’s fleece wool and cashmere turtleneck; Tommy Hilfiger’s silk pants; J.W. Anderson’s cashmere skirt. Patricia Underwood for Chris Benz hat, Comme des Garçons belt, Maison Martin Margiela gloves, Rick Owens boots.
Giorgio Armani’s wool and silk jacket. Sermoneta gloves.
[Photo Credit: Tim Walker for wmagazine.com]