Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tilda, the woman who fell to Earth

Celebrated Anglo-Scot actress Katherine Mathilda
”Tilda” Swinton has always been a style icon for
her own androgynous mien: her ”dance with  
fashion”, as she calls it, began a decade ago
and she briskly became the inspiring muse of
mastermind designers such as Viktor & Rolf,
Lanvin's Alber Elbaz, Jil Sander's Raf Simons,
Céline's Phoebe Philo and Haider Ackermann
to name only a few.

Although at ease in transforming herself on-screen
as in everyday life, Tilda doesn't like to be dressed
by people she doesn't personally know and that's
why she turned to her friend Jerry Stafford,
creative director and fashion pundit, 
as her close fashion advisor.
Swinton and Stafford worked together for W
Magazine's August issue creating moodboards
for the amazing editorial styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard
with photographs by renowned Tim Walker.

Shot in the barren and volcanically active landscapes
of Iceland between the steam of geysers and futuristic
geothermic power plants (some 70% of Iceland's
energy needs are met from geothermal sources)

the gripping editorial shows Tilda remaking 
”The Man Who Fell to Earth” while wearing 
looks from different well-known brands.

W's dramatic editorial fully reflects the magazine's
present-day obsession with androgyny and men's
uniforms in a haunting scenario worthy of 
Ingmar Bergman's poignant movies.

all images © W Magazine/Tim Walker


  1. Tilda is alway Tilda.
    Tim is always Tim.

  2. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Androgynous indeed...

    Lots of love,