Vanity Fair have just released their January 2013 covers and they are hilarious. For their first ever comedy issue, the January 2012 issue features 12 of the leading US comedians, although I didn’t know Megan Fox was a leading comedian. Photographed by Mark Seliger, and styled by Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, we see Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd & Megan Fox on cover 1; Kristen Wiig, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld & Ben Stiller on cover 2 and Jim Carrey, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler on cover 3.
Writer, director, and producer Judd Apatow convened his most talented friends and idols to contribute, write, and pose for a 19-page Mark Seliger portfolio. For the first cover we see the stars from Apatow’s “This Is 40” dressed as famous figures of 60s- and 70s-era variety shows like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, with Leslie Mann in a bikini and body paint à la Goldie Hawn and Melissa McCarthy dressed as Lily Tomlin’s Edith Ann; Paul Rudd plays your oily show host, and Megan Fox is an alluring bellhop.
The second cover features Jim Carrey dressed up as Evel Knievel, Maya Rudolph doing an ancient Egyptian like Steve Martin in his King Tut days, Will Ferrell as a corny cowboy, and Amy Poehler as a 60s go-go girl. Finally, Kristen Wiig plays Cher to Ben Stiller’s Sonny on a final cover alongside Chris Rock, doing a Nipsey Russell thing, and Jerry Seinfeld, decked out in a Nehru jacket.
Apatow is only the third guest editor—after Bono, who guest-edited the Africa issue in July 2007, and Tom Ford, who guest-edited the Hollywood Portfolio in March 2006—since Graydon Carter became editor of the magazine 20 years ago.
It’s so awesome to see something different, well done Vanity Fair.
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