The 2008 Met Gala theme was “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy”. I remember loving it, though honestly all I can recall at the moment is Naomi Watts in Thierry Mugler and this fantastic photo shoot for Vogue by Craig McDean featuring wonder poser Coco Rocha dressed as various fashion warriors. Dig Coco as a Nici Ricci clad Poison Ivy and a perfect Catwoman in a Dolce & Gabbana molded corset, Swarovski crystal studded mask, and Christian Louboutin for Rodarte spiked heels that will SLAY ALL. Marvel at Coco as Gaultier’s Little Mermaid, the fiercest Batman in Rick Owens cashmere, and an angelic retro glam Dawnstar in Dior Haute Couture.
Hey remember last summer when we all took our middling interest in Anne Hathaway and cranked it up to an unhealthy level of obsession when she played Catwoman better and more perfect than anyone was expecting and then she won an Oscar for being frail, beautiful Fantine in Les Mis? And then she knew that over-exposure is the death of interest so she was all “SEE YA” and didn’t constantly appear in our faces for the next year and so we all got to live our lives again without ALWAYS thinking about her back-flipping out of a window in seamed thigh-highs and stilettos in front of Batman? And then remember how this summer it kept feeling like there was a void in your heart, like something vital had slipped out of your hands and you felt lost and alone and sad for no reason and then The Dark Knight Rises was suddenly on Netflix and you sobbed like a child because your heart was so full? Well, folks, I have amazing news! The second coming of The Hathaway is upon us! Again viewed through Christopher Nolan’s brunette obsessed eye, she appears before us, sharp of cheekbone, with skin white as snow, lips blood red, hair as dark as a raven, to stand next to our Lord McConaughey and show us the future of mankind. I’ll see you all at the cinema, where the screen will hear my confession, and I’ll say a little prayer, and sing a Hans Zimmer hymn. Am I over-exaggerating? Am I serious? Yes.
And if you want to tear up at the beauty of it all, here’s the final trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Intersellar
This editorial is my favorite editorial of Anne Hathaway, and that’s saying something considering how dedicated I am to loving her/her work. It was taken right when she was in her fine-as-hell shape for Catwoman, right before Les Miz and the starving and the haircutting and all that other Method stuff. She is fiercely in Selina Kyle mode here and I loves loves loves it. The drama, the overwhelming nature of her darkness, the black and white contrasting make these photographs impossible to forget.