Throwback | Annie Leibovitz Captures Versailles

Per my last post, I indeed enjoyed the Annie Leibovitz documentary called Life Through A Lens last night. So inspiring! I strongly suggest you watch it if you're into fashion, photography, music, art, history... all of it. I learned so much more than I thought I knew about her.

My obsession with Annie's work has only grown thanks in part to her vivid description of her own creative process; the film takes you from concept to storyboard to production to editing and shows you your favorite Leibovitz photos along the way. She's a perfectionist to the max, and I dig it.

Did you know that the uber-famous Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was taken by Annie?

True story. And 5 or 6 hours later, Lennon was shot and killed. Chilling of course, but it brought so much more meaning to that photo for me.

So in that sentiment, I decided to do a Throwback post about an editorial about one of my favorite films (Marie Antoinette) from one of my favorite magazines (Vogue) from one of my favorite photographers (A.Leibs).  It's the perfect storm!

Kirsten Dunst by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue magazine: September 2006
When I got this issue in college, I read it cover-to-cover so many times. I guess it got lost in all the moves... [sad face]

[instant happy face!]

In the documentary, Annie comments on this shoot. She said they had to recreate everything from the film because they weren't able to shoot during its production.

Sigh... I'm definitely dressing as Marie Antoinette for Halloween this year. I say it every year, but this year I'm really doing it! Mark my words, countrymen...



  1. I am a HUGE fan of Marie Antoinette and I absolutely adore this editorial with Kristen Dunst. :)

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  2. I still have this Vogue : ) LOVE.


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