Finally! Something different on a magazine cover!
We've seen enough simple portrait and three-quarter body shots on magazines to last us a lifetime and beyond, so it's refreshing to see a glossy take a novel approach to the portrayal of its cover stars, like W did with actress Rosamund Pike for the May issue.
The Gone Girl star was shot by director David Fincher for the front of the mag, which features half her face fully made-up while she uses a wash cloth to wipe all that slop off the other half.
This will stand out on newsstands for sure! And it's pretty subversive for a beauty issue!
The spread, however, is far more traditional, but still haunting, as it features the 35-year-old in an isolated setting wearing all-black outfits.
It just so happens to fit the dark mood of the movie perfectly!
Check out the full spread and a second cover in the gallery (below)!
[Image via David Fincher/W Magazine]