You just couldn’t wait, could you? Yesterday, a low-quality scan of Vanity Fair’s May cover, featuring Madonna, leaked onto the Internet. We have no idea how it happened, but why fight it? Click the thumbnail for a beautiful image of the entire cover to tide you over until Monday, when we’ll post Rich Cohen’s insightful profile and much, much more.
The new cover was shot at Smashbox Studios, in West Hollywood, by Madonna’s longtime collaborator Steven Meisel. The idea for the image came from V.F.’s editor, Graydon Carter, who was inspired by a midcentury fashion-magazine cover. A custom-made globe of the world (measuring four feet in diameter) served as the centerpiece, and at the end of the shoot Madonna agreed to autograph the globe so that it can be auctioned off for charity. (Details on the auction will be posted soon.)
thanks to john at icon