Tilda Swinton in W Magazine

With Edward Enninful and Giovanna Battaglia on board, you can slowly feel their presence at W Magazine. The Tilda Swinton cover for August issue feels refreshing given how the direction of the previous few issues had gone to, but with Tilda in a tuxedo you know you can’t go wrong. (Rather timely as well since her new movie “We Need to Talk about Kevin” will be out in September). The otherworldly actress is photographed by British photographer Tim Walker in looks from Haider Ackermann (of course) to Stella McCartney to Zero + Maria Cornejo in both studio and a deserted setting sans all the big props you would expect from Walker.

Just recently, Tilda mentioned that she works with a creative director instead of a stylist for her red carpet looks. Who’s the amazing ‘stylist’? None other than her close friend Jerry Stafford, the creative director of a French production company. “He’s my playmate,” she says. “It’s a game, and we have great fun with it.”

[images: wmagazine.com]