More images from Madonna’s directorial debut W.E. are out, thanks to a spread in Vanity Fair‘s September issue, and let me tell you: They do not disappoint. Actually, we’re kind of obsessed. And we think you will be too.
The Vanity Fair shoot, photographed by Tom Munro, shows the film’s leads James D’Arcy and Andrea Riseborough as King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson dressed up in a string of sumptuously-designed period garments against an equally gorgeous backdrop at West Wycombe House in Buckinghamshire, England. We’re not exactly surprised the costumes are amazing: The film’s costume designer, Arianne Phillips, has worked on drool-worthy films A Single Man and Walk the Line, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
Blessedly, the film, which follows Edward’s and Wallis’s famed love affair as well as a modern-day romance, offers no shortage of costume changes–about “60 or so” according to Vanity Fair, which our fashion calculators put at about 1.5 changes per minute! Phillips worked with labels Cartier, Dior, Dunhill and Stephen Jones Millinery and jeweler Alexis Bittar to create one-of-a-kind designs for the film.
If you weren’t already looking forward to seeing W.E., this should put you over the top.
See all the images from the shoot below.