on July 29, 2013 - 1:13pm
Olivia Wilde is FASHION magazine's September 2013 cover girl. The 29-year-old actress is featured on the covering wearing a striking feather embellished mesh Gucci gown.
For her interview she talks about her scandalous role in the upcoming film, Rush, her philanthropic project with Anthropologie and how that famous Marchesa ballgown she wore to the Golden Globes made her an style star.
Olivia on her stylish yet scandalous role in Rush: “It is based on a true story. I play Suzy Miller—who was James Hunt’s first wife. Suzy ended up leaving [James] for Richard Burton—who left Elizabeth Taylor for Suzy. My job in the film was to tell the story of James’s tumultuous marriage, which was very Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? messy… I got to wear archive Gucci head to toe through the movie!”
Olivia on her 2011 Golden Globes Marchesa ballgown: “People remember what you wear. At the Golden Globes in 2011, I wore a brown Marchesa ball gown that people still stop me on the street to ask me about—which I think is so funny. I never thought I’d be recognized for a dress. [Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig] really understand my body and I love when they take risks. I think they’re one of the more adventurous design teams.”
Olivia on her fashion passion project with designer Yoana Baraschi and Anthropologie: “I really wanted to find a creative alternate way of fundraising. With Anthropologie, I’ve partnered [my organization] Conscious Commerce with Yoana and we have designed this really adorable dress that we’ll launch in the fall, which will raise money for a girls’ school in Calcutta called New Light. It is also an orphanage that saves young women from entering the commercial sex trade—which is a huge problem in the red light district of Calcutta.”
What do you think of Olivia's cover? Will you be picking up a copy when it hits newsstands on August 5th?