Jessica Chastain Lands First Vogue Cover

With her beauty, grace and covetable fashion sense -- not to mention her major film successes of late, including an Academy Award nomination for her leading role in Zero Dark Thirty -- it's surprising that actress Jessica Chastain has never before graced the cover of Vogue before now.
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With her beauty, grace and covetable fashion sense -- not to mention her major film successes of late, including an Academy Award nomination for her leading role in Zero Dark Thirty -- it's surprising that actress Jessica Chastain has never before graced the cover of Vogue before now.
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With her beauty, grace and covetable fashion sense -- not to mention her major film successes of late, including an Academy Award nomination for her leading role in Zero Dark Thirty -- it's surprising that actress Jessica Chastain has never graced the cover of Vogue before now.

Annie Leibovitz captured the red-haired beauty for the title's big December issue in a photo that, as Fashion Gone Rogue points out, evokes another iconic red-haired beauty: the subject of Frederic Leighton's 1895 painting, Flaming June (see bottom).

Chastain wears a diaphonous yellow Theory by Olivier Theyskens gown in a rare full-body shot. Equally rare is the lack of jewelry on Chastain's person. It's a captivating cover, altogether.

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