Hold Your Breath: W December 2014


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Probably one of the most unconventional magazine covers in recent memory, W Magazine asked up-and-coming Aussie actress Margot Robbie and Jake Gyllenhaal to practice not breathing for a long time for the December 2014 cover photo (see them here). Shot by artist artist Bill Viola at his bathtub, the actors have to fully submerge in the water, hold their breath (and not blow bubbles) while he get the money shot. The results? While they don’t look exactly flattering, it’s pretty refreshing to see a magazine daring enough to put something like this for their holiday cover. Margot looks ethereal in her Valentino, almost getting an Ophelia vibe.


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