Il Demone della Bellezza by Nicolas Winding Refn

I worked with Director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, The Neon Demon) to create of an extra chapter of The Neon Demon – his recently acclaimed psychological horror film, a dark journey through the cruel, beauty-obsessed world of fashion – exclusively for Vanity Fair Italia. The result is a 44-page cinematic fashion spread featuring eighteen young Italian actresses wearing top designers like Prada, Chanel and Gucci. See more here.  

Beyoncé by Mario Testino

“What a wicked way to treat the girl who loves you.” “You can taste the dishonesty . . . It’s all over your breath.” Beyoncé sings on her latest album Lemonade. She appears on this week’s cover of Vanity Fair Italia. Photographed by Mario Testino.

Prince by Herb Ritts

Prince Rogers Nelson, aka Prince, died at the age of 57 on April 21, in a Herb Ritts portrait from 1991 on the cover of Vanity Fair Italia.

Unseen Madonna Polaroids by Richard Corman

Vanity Fair Italia Exclusive: In 1983 photographer Richard Corman snapped Polaroids of an unknown Madonna in his brother’s New York apartment. It wasn’t until recently that Corman found the box of lost Polaroids. Here are a few of the 66 shots which have gone unseen until now.      

Nicoletta Romanoff by Simone Falcetta

Nicoletta Romanoff, Italian actress and great-great-great-great granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, photographed by Simone Falcetta in Moscow for Vanity Fair Italia. Styled by Sciascia Gambaccini