Vanity Fair - The Hollywood Issue 2021

It’s that time of year again - Vanity Fair are celebrating the best of best in Hollywood.

The annual Hollywood Issue has become a staple on the shelves of Conde Nast Worldwide News, capturing the best of the best in tinsel town. Like years gone by, this year's issue features some of the most talked about names and faces pipped to win big during awards season. 

Of course, whilst this issue packs as much glitz and glamour as years gone by, there is one slight difference. The 2021 Hollywood issue finds itself being produced one year into a global pandemic - a year which has challenged all aspects of the creative industry like never before. 

The Hollywood Issue, by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari 

Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones gives us an insight into pulling off the surreal cover shoot, surreal in more than one sense of the word. The cover shoot portrays a fantastical world of colour and wonder, produced by nothing short of a fantastical feat of technology - in Jones’ words, “to demonstrate not just that the show must go on but that there’s joy in it’s continuance, even in the most surreal and challenging of times.” 

The Hollywood Issue, by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari 

We may be a year into COVID-19 content, yet the team here at CNWN are still amazed at the quality of issues that have made their ways to our shelves over the past 12 months. The pandemic has pushed the boundaries of what we thought possible for our titles - illustrations, iPhone shoots, zoom shoots, drone footage and CGI imagery have become staples in the pages of our titles, with not one shoot lacking in the imagination or quality of shoots from years gone by. Every possible creative obstacle has been overcome in incredible ways. The Hollywood Issue stands as testament to these efforts,

“It turns out that it is possible to channel the buoyant serendipity of a magical photoshoot even across seven time zones if you have the right participants in front of the camera and behind it.” 

From Costa Rica, conceptual artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari directed 10 photoshoots across four continents and seven time zones - “it was a feat born of necessity but suffused with artistic purpose.” 

You can purchase your copy of the Hollywood 2021 issue here, and you can read more behind the scenes information on the shoot here

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