Vogue Magazine: Alicia Vikander is on the Cover of Vogue Magazine, January.
If you haven’t already been swept away by rising starlet Alicia Vikander, it’s only a matter of time before you catch a glimpse of her face on the big screen or within the pages of your favorite fashion magazine. The rising starlet has had a career making year totaling six films in theaters, including Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Testament of Youth; Tulip Fever; The Light and Alex Garland’s highly anticipated directorial debut, Ex Machina. Vikander even costars alongside her real-life boyfriend, Michael Fassbender in “The Light Between Oceans”, a film set to be released this year. In her latest starring role, Vikander finds herself on the cover of Vogue Magazine.
Photographed by David Sims, Vikander is shot against a simple gray backdrop alongside an elegant showing of RTW collection pieces including Alexander McQueen, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, and Marc Jacobs. Highlighted by a modern beauty look with rich bronze hues and a slightly wind swept pixie cut, Vikander brings her cinematic presence center stage as she delivers a performance that is both intimate and subtly powerful.
This isn’t the first time that Vikander’s on screen performances have translated into editorial projects. A favorite of Louis Vuitton’s artistic director, Nicholas GhesquiÃ¨re, Alicia appeared in the brand’s FW15 ad campaign alongside Jennifer Connelly and Rianne Van Rompaey Photographed by industry icon Juergen Teller.
“I push myself hard,” she shared with Vogue. “I don’t like pain, exactly, but as a ballerina I lived in constant pain. At ballet school in Stockholm, I remember we had a locker where if someone had been to the doctor and gotten painkillers, we divided them among us. In a sense we were all addicted. After I quit dancing, for a while it felt strange not to be in pain. It was as if an old friend, not a good friend but a presence, always tagging along, had left me.”
Alicia’s latest project by Tom Hooper titled, The Danish Girl, is anticipated to be her best project yet. The poignant story of Lili Elbe (played by Eddie Redmanye), a Danish artist who underwent the first known gender-confirmation surgery in the 1930s, thrusts Vikander into the spotlight as Gerda, Lili’s wife who struggles with the emotional trauma of losing her husband and attempting to understand a process that was very new at the time.
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