Since almost three decades ago, when Anna Wintour initially took the lead of editor-in-chief of British Vogue before heading to American Vogue, the main idea of the cover image changed from lead model to lead Hollywood star. Different faces went through the different monthly issues, taking the risk that the audience will react negatively or unexpectedly, but British Vogue clearly had no fear on bidding strongly this July on one of the most recognized Hollywood faces, Helena Bonham-Carter.
If you ever saw Big Fish, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Alice in Wonderland, the King’s Speech or Sweeney Todd, you’ll be more than surprised to know that the face on this July’s cover is Helena Bonham-Carter. Her chameleon style is just astonishing and her course through Hollywood has been more than memorable not only because her roles have been incredibly different one from the other, but also because most of her main roles have been casted by her current husband, Tim Burton.
A sneak peek of the main story can be found on the British Vogue’s official website, with a couple of additional pictures complementing the whole spread of this July’s issue. Helena wears a Ralph Lauren dress and an Agent Provocateur corset. Photos were taken and edited by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.