Lea Michele for Harper’s Bazaar

Posted on August 04, 2011

Soon to be unemployed (maybe) Glee cast member and not-upcoming Funny Girl cast member Lea Michele casts about for a backup career by doing catalogue work.

Oh, we’re just teasing, she’s in a quite nice editorial for Harper’s.

Lea Michele featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar
photographed by Mark Seliger.

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Ruby Jean Wilson (ELITE)

On not taking a break: “I don’t stop. It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do Evita. I want to do Sweeney Todd with [Glee costar] Chris Colfer. We want to do Wicked. I’ll be Elphaba and he wants to play ‘Guy-linda.’ I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning.”

On her unconventional features: “I’m five foot three. I don’t look like a lot of other people, you know what I mean? I look like I’m 12. How many managers told me, ‘Get a nose job. You’re not pretty enough’? But I proved them wrong.”

On rumors that she’s a diva: “People have to remember this is all new for us. We’re all reasonably young, except for Cory [Monteith], who’s old. I’ve learned some lessons, but people are going to say what they want to say. I know who I am, and I’m not perfect.”

In other words, “Yes, I’m a diva.” The first rule of being a diva is to own being a diva, so she’s well on her way. And in pure diva fashion, she is working that face so hard she must have needed some muscle relaxers at the end of the day just to unlock it. It’s a fun editorial; the clothes are dramatic and look great on her, and she’s working that lens like it just stole her parking space.

Lanvin Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Caterina Ravaglia (ELITE)

Moschino Cheap and Chic Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Charlotte Nolting

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Jac (IMG)

Valentino Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Maud Welzen (ELITE)

Gucci Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Joan Smalls

 

 

[Photo/Video Credit: Mark Seliger for harpersbazaar.com, style.com]

    • Marie Drucker

      Does anyone know why she didn’t get (or perhaps didn’t even try for) Funny Girl?

      • Anonymous

        I read somewhere that the producers wanted to steer as far away from the Barbra Streisand version of the show, and casting Lea Michele would not have allowed them to really do that because they are compared so often. They cast Lauren Ambrose (from Six Feet Under) instead, who will be able to pull of a fresh take on the show.

        • Anonymous

          Seriously? Where have I been? Lauren Ambrose to play Fanny Brice has got to be the WORST casting I’ve ever heard of. Are they also changing her name to Fanny O’Brien?

          –GothamTomato 

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, looks-wise I’m not so sure about it- but she definitely has the voice! I think the producers are fighting an uphill battle to make it work with anyone but Barbra.

          • Rand Ortega

            I agree, none of that works. Though I’m not a fan of Ms. Lea, if anyone today could pull off “Funny Girl”, she was born to do it. I certainly don’t understand the logic of the producers wanting to steer away from Streisand. I mean, she is what immediately springs to mind when the title “Funny Girl” is mentioned– she’s part of that brand whether they like it or not. Don’t they realize they’re setting an audience up for disappointment if they don’t deliver some aspect of that legend?

            • Anne Slovin

              But I think Lauren Ambrose does have some aspect of that legend–she has a voice.  She’s older than Streisand was when she played Fanny Brice, but Ambrose’s voice is just raw power, and that’s what Streisand sounded like on the OBC of Funny Girl.  I think Lea Michele is already too produced and polished to play Fanny Brice–plus she would have to live up to all of those Streisand comparisons, which is an impossible task for anybody.  Everybody would go into that thinking, oh, it’s going to be a lot like Streisand, and be disappointed.  Whereas I don’t think anybody going into the revival with Lauren Ambrose will expect anything of the kind.  They can concentrate on her performance instead of trying to compare her to Streisand.  I think it’s a very savvy move.

            • Rand Ortega

              Good points, Anne. I just hope Lauren– who I adore both as a singer & actress– can overcome a 40 year brand. People are still going to come in w/ strong pre-conceived notions. It’s up to her, the composers, writers & producers to have the skill to give them something they weren’t expecting & still be entertained.

            • Rand Ortega

              Good points, Anne. I just hope Lauren– who I adore both as a singer & actress– can overcome a 40 year brand. People are still going to come in w/ strong pre-conceived notions. It’s up to her, the composers, writers & producers to have the skill to give them something they weren’t expecting & still be entertained.

            • Anonymous

              Disagree. Lauren’s going to have to live up to the Streisand comparisons also. Anyone playing Fanny Brice would. And Lea was really the only reason non-theater people even cared about the revival. This is going to be a tough one for Ambrose (who I’ve seen perform live and really does have a great voice) to pull off. 

            • Anne Slovin

              Agreed, but I think Ambrose maybe has it just a hair easier than Lea Michele, who has already sung “Don’t Rain On My Parade” on national television.

            • Anne Slovin

              Agreed, but I think Ambrose maybe has it just a hair easier than Lea Michele, who has already sung “Don’t Rain On My Parade” on national television.

            • Anonymous

              Or a hair harder? Because at this point, Lea Michele’s name is linked to this revival (and is still being used to draw media attention to it despite the fact that Sher announced months ago that she would be unable to do the revival due to her Glee schedule). And while I’m sure plenty of people will be happy or indifferent that she won’t be Fanny, plenty of people will also be disappointed that it’s not her. And like it or not, Lauren Ambrose just does not look (stereotypical, I know) Jewish enough to play Fanny. She just doesn’t. And I really do believe that will be a problem because that was so central, in a way, to Fanny’s story. 

            • Anonymous

              “…plenty of people will also be disappointed that it’s not her {Lea].”  You nailed it; it’s not Streisand they’ll be comparing Ambrose to, it’s Lea. To hear what I mean, compare the ladies’ performances of “My Man” on YouTube.  Stylistic interpretations aside, it’s a night and day difference in vocal qualities. Anyhoo, Ambrose has already played a Jewish woman on stage with the same director, and she’s a good enough actress and singer to make it interesting.  At least it will be an anti-Streisand production, a breath of fresh air.

            • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

              Also Lauren can Act – something I’ve never seen Lea Michelle do.

            • Anonymous

              What you personally have or haven’t seen has little to do with what has or hasn’t happened in the world.  Michele, with one “l”, was worthy of a Tony nomination for Spring Awakening and has been a terrific comedienne on Glee.  Lauren held her own among an outstanding group of actresses on 6FU.  Her gritty singing may well prove a good fit for a hopefully grittier Fanny.

            • Anonymous

              With this casting, they aren’t steering away from ‘Streisand’, they are steering away from Jewish.

              –GothamTomato

            • Anne Slovin

              I understand where you’re coming from, but I’m not sure I buy it.  There are plenty of Jews who can’t be visually identified.  I’ll grant you that Ambrose isn’t really a visual match for Fanny Brice, but it’s already a fictionalized account of Brice’s life, and there are certainly pale red-haired Jews in the world.  The trickiest part is probably internalizing Brice’s Jewishness, which I know is incredibly important to her appeal and to the story of Funny Girl–but a good actress could do it.  Renée Zellweger played an orthodox Jew in a movie once and I believed her.  It can be taught.

            • Anonymous

              While there are Jews who cannot be visually identified, casting is done by look, to give an immediate visual. And this immediate visual says they are de-ethnicizing this role. 

              And this isn’t a film – this is stage – it’s a whole other thing. There is a soul and a miriad of nuances that would have to be ‘taught’ and that won’t work. It will sound and look put on rather than organic. This casting is like bad sitcom casting where, instead of hiring funny people, they hire good looking people and try to teach them to punch certain words so they ‘act’ funny. There is a difference between being funny and acting funny. Beyond that, there are THOUSANDS of actresses who are continually told they are ‘too ethnic’ for most roles, so to take this role, which IS ‘ethnic’, and give it to someone who isn’t, is simply stupid and insulting. And she is not even the best person for it.This show is going to be a flop.–GothamTomato

        • Anonymous

          Oh, so they don’t want Fanny Brice to be Jewish.

          Lovely.

          • Rand Ortega

            I thought the same thing. It seems a little insulting that this icon of female Jewish strength, a pioneer of radio, Broadway etc won’t be played by a Jewish woman. I wonder how the Jewish community, who have quite the presence in the Broadway community, will react.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001876170796 Michel Falk

              Why does the actress have to be Jewish? In the upcoming musketeers movie, D’artagnan, that icon of French whatever, is played by a Jewish boy from Beverly Hills. Nothing wrong with that. That’s how it works.

          • Anonymous

            It’s probably the toughest role out there to cast because it’s so singularly associated with Babs. AND they need someone who can pull of a demanding score, nail a very specific brand of comedy, and act the hell out of the dramatic moments. While physically Ambrose is wrong for the look of Fanny Brice, she’s a tremendous performer and an out-of-the-box casting choice that I think could very well work out. I don’t think casting her was a matter of making Fanny “not Jewish.” I think it was more about finding someone with the raw talent for the part and the nerve to follow up Streisand.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZMWIWVVDFHJK5M3VJEXHOUDQPY anon

        It conflicted with her Glee schedule – there’s no way Fox was going to release her from that contract.

    • Anonymous

      the red Valli Dress and the Turquoise Gucci are both Spec-Effing-Tacular.  Most of the rest of it, pretty hiddy I must say.  But she looks great.

    • Anonymous

      I agree…red gown and turquoise gown are great.  Don’t like that the dress on the cover makes her look like she’s wearing a dog collar with leash.

      • Anonymous

        I’m just not happy that the way the cover image is shot, the dress, (what we do see of it) is nearly invisible.  The runway shot of it shows it to be a nice, but pretty uninspired classic “Grecian” look. In fact in looking again. are those pants on the bottom?

        • Anonymous

          Yes!  My first thought was she’s naked but where are her boobs?  Once I realized that it was a white on white issue I went from confused to meh.  The dog collar chains don’t help it. I don’t think it’s pants on the bottom, though.  Just a case of movement trickery.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

      “…like it stole her parking space.”  I LOVE YOU, TLo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      Love it!

    • Anonymous

      In that first photo I though she was wearing a dress with a huge red rose train and matching headpiece! Imagine my disappointment to see she was just wearing a very pretty Lanvin.

      She does look good here. I like all the looks on her, and she is sporting quite a variety of silhouettes, which at 5’3″ is pretty impressive.

      • Anonymous

        Oh my goodness, so did I.  Those roses are on some sort of pillar, aren’t they?

        Like the outfit on the cover, but it was a bad choice for a white cover.  Her head and shoulders are just floating amongst the headlines.

      • Anonymous

        Glad it wasn’t just me. It took me a minute to realize she wasn’t wearing any of those spectacular roses.

      • Bridget Dierks

        I had exactly the same response…  I was very impressed with an apparent red cape and giant headdress! 

    • bailey debruynkops

      she came into my work once. she bought 10 things without trying any of it on. and has bad skin.

      • Anonymous

        Me-OW!

      • Terence Ng

        So wait, is that good or bad?

      • mellbell

         Better than if she’d tried on ten things and bought nothing, no?

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I really like the blue Gucci, but I don’t think it flatters her.  The color is great, but the bare stomach is giving her the appearance that the belt is cutting in.  The girl is far from overweight, so it’s got to be the dress.

      • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

        I totally agree.  The skin triangle is odd..

      • Anonymous

         And whose idea was it to do only one sleeve of the petal ruffles? It looks like a fashion slug trying to eat her face. And this dress is one of the many reasons I need the sheer skirt over granny panties to stop. I hate, hate, hate that outfit.

        Meanwhile, she owning that Valentino which I actually didn’t like so much on the model but works like crazy on Lea. Brava!

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Gorgeous!

    • MilaXX

      I don’t know if it was not getting funny girl or backlash from those earlier pedo looking shoots but her recent shoots have been rather nice. This is very nice & she looks especially pretty in that red dress. Not liking the teal Gucci, leave that to the hoochie divas like JLo.

    • lilibetp

      You don’t think the huge rose hat is a bit OTT?  ;o)

      • Anonymous

        I agree.

    • Anonymous

      Most of these looks seem too old for her.

    • Anonymous

      Love everything except for the Gucci. 

      I really don’t think I’ll ever like dresses that show the stomach. Just looks tacky to me.

    • Rand Ortega

      She’s 1 of those performers who, & I don’t know why, but I just don’t like her. I think it’s because she seems so phony. & not Barbra Streisand “yeah I know you know I’m a phony but we’re both in on the joke” early career phony, but more Karl Lagerfeld “I guess I’ll just have to lower myself to talk to this festering underling” phony.
      But then, I don’t watch “Glee” so what do I know?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, but I give her the benefit of the doubt re: very young and full of herself.  I was, too, at that age.  Growing up mellows us a bit (well, hopefully).

        • Christine Campbell

          Me too.  I don’t know what I’d be like with that kind of life – I mean, Broadway since the age of 8? The mindblowing pace of the rise of glee?  I’m not making excuses for her – your story actually made me sad and I wish she had stopped for you – but she definitely took a detour into a bizarro kind of existence pretty early in life.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you and I do try not to dismiss her out of hand, but she doesn’t make it easy for me.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I’m still stuck on the cover story about “Best Dressed” celebrities….Jennifer Anniston? Angelina Jolie? WHAT?

      • Anonymous

        I know! Me too.

      • Anonymous

        dang, I forgot to comment on that…guess that should tell me what Harper’s Bazaar’s standards are…Then this editorial is the cat’s pajamas..

    • Anonymous

      I absolutely love all the clothes featured here.  Love them.  I wish I’d seen them modelled by someone else, though.  I can think of dozens of other actresses, not to mention actual models, who would look so much more interesting in these fabulous clothes.

      I know she wants to do it all but I think Broadway is her natural home.  So far, she doesn’t have the acting chops to really command interesting movie roles nor does she have the looks for the typical rom com heroine.  She could make a reasonable career out of playing the heroine’s quirky friend but I think she’s more ambitious than that.  Her voice is her best asset.  She should focus on utilizing that.

      • Anonymous

         errr, you also have to have acting chops to command a stage. which, like her or not, she has. I think it’s more getting the right roles at the right time for her.

      • Anonymous

         errr, you also have to have acting chops to command a stage. which, like her or not, she has. I think it’s more getting the right roles at the right time for her.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Have to show these to my husband, the rose gardener! Does anyone know where the photos were shot?

      • Anonymous

        As a gardener myself, gotta think those are virtual roses….either that, or I’m hanging up my Felco shears.

        • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

          In the video, it appears they are real roses (and peonies) but probably on frameworks meant to present that fantasy element.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

      really nice

    • Anonymous

      It’s all very (wa,wa) I don’t love the photos and I am not moved by the fashion or settings. They could have styled her hair differently or given her a pop of color on her lips, that may of helped the mundane editorial.

    • http://twitter.com/the_angelone Jill Angelone

      I just don’t like her. I’m a big Broadway fan and tried to get her autograph back when she was in the original cast of Spring Awakening. She just sneered at my friend and I and walked away after we waited by the side door for her to come out. She was a diva even back then. However, I think this editorial is really gorgeous.

      • Anonymous

        I’m going to defend her here, because, not to marginalize your experience or anything, but I feel like at this point people love to hate her and are just looking for reasons to continue to justify that hatred. I met her during her SA days and she was nice and talked to use for a while and was actually a naturally pretty funny girl (told some jokes about us all having seen her breasts and we should buy her dinner now) and was nice. I’m a big Broadway fan so I was around during that mania. A lot of Spring Awakening fans were overly entitled and became super creepy. They posted her address everywhere, camping outside of her apartment during her off time looking for autographs or taking underhanded pics, were really lascivious when they talked to her, and were stalking her home. She came out a lot with everyone else when the show first started but when all of that started happening, I think she justifiably got a lot more cautious. So maybe your impression is correct and she was a diva, or maybe she was just having a bad day.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

      Gorgeous editorial but the cover picture sucks. WHY would they put her in a white dress with a white background? It looks like she has nothing on and half a chest :)

    • Mariah J

      Love the clothes and she looks good in them. Big step forward from the “teen sex doll” spreads of the past.

    • Anonymous

      I gotta give it to Ms. Joan Smalls, puertorriqueña representando…that Gucci looks incredible on her. No way Lea is going to look good in something that only is meant for Glamazons.

      The rest of the editorial is pretty, but you could insert anybody in it and it would look the same. I don’t know if that was the purpose, but it’s just meh.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great.  And OMG that Valentino dress is stunning stunning stunning.  Tho I prefer the runway version with the more subtle, taupe flowers on the skirt.

    • Anonymous

      The cover is horrible…her dress just disappears against the white, making her torso look bizarre.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. It looks awful. I don’t know why they would do that. A lot of the photos make her body look very odd. Like the rose bush dress thing making her look lopsided and the red gown making her look like she has either one very long leg or a tail.
        She’s gorgeous and lovely, whoever planned the photos is not.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, the red dress makes her look like a centaur trying to hide her back end!

      • Anonymous

        You’re right!  I thought there was some deformity until I read your post and re-looked at it real hard!

    • Anonymous

      Now those are some great pictures of Lea Michele. I love her in the turquoise with the gold flowers in the background.  And the profile picture, wearing flowers and surrounded by flowers, is a work of art. 

    • Anonymous

      Most of this looks really good. I think that first dress with the hat looks like its swallowing her, as does the teal thing. She looks great in everything else. In general, I’m not a fan but I do admire her for not giving into the managers who recommended she get a nose job because they thought she wasn’t pretty enough. I think she has a really unique look and kudos to her for recognizing it. 

    • Sasha Jefferson

      I feel like she’s just playing dress-up.

    • Anonymous

      That Gucci is wearing her. The rest are OK, but she gets on my every last little nerve so none of them really do anything for me.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you. She jumps up and down and chews on my last nerve, and her interview did nothing to change that.

        But I must say, that Valentino dress?  Oh my god…so so so want!

    • Shawn Hill

      She’s pretty in florals, and her hair is amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786229820 Rhonda Hanson

      She is really beautiful but don’t you know she poses like a bad senior photo?

    • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

      Nose job would have ruined her face! She would have been just like 1000s of other women in the biz, all looking alike. What would Barbara Streisand have been with a nose job? (and yes, she does seem to pose like a bad senior photo, but heck, she can be taught)

    • Jessica Rowe

      I think she was the school bully.  I hate her.  Even though the pictures are great.  Which makes me hate her more.

    • sonictofu

      How odd to see so many floral backdrops and prints in a fall fashion issue.  I’m not sure what I think about this.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she is doing a bondage shot on the cover. Very odd with the chains. It made me a little queasy.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she is doing a bondage shot on the cover. Very odd with the chains. It made me a little queasy.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Five foot three?  There’s hope for me yet!  Overall she looks great, with the exception of the wonky cover (which is hardly her fault) and the Gucci.  Gorgeous color aside, that’s just not her dress.

    • Anonymous

      Stunning! I especially like the shot of her in the Valentino.

    • Anonymous

      I think the red dress looks better on her than anything she’s worn on the red carpet. And I adore the YSL on the runway, wish there had been a full shot of her in it because I’m curious if she could pull that look off.

    • Anonymous

      Snarkykitten said it better than I could. My first reaction to the cover shot was what happened to her breast? It too me a while to see the dress fading into the background. NOT a good picture–the photographer, and the editor should both be seriously reprimanded.
      The rest of the pictures were very nice although she does get swallowed up by the red gown. The teal is a lovely color and  I liked the photo with it light and airy.
      Her character gets on my last nerve, as well, but I keep hoping that she is more grounded in real life. Do like that she refused to have a nose job.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      like this editorial well enough, but not a fan of the MODEL FACE in every shot. she has an adorable face when she smiles, or even just lightens up, and she should’ve had more fun with this.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MLLBFH44MCF7FQV4TQTRVTYGM Cranky

      The red Giambattista Valli suits her like a tee. What a vision! Love!

    • belleinchanel

      I hate the cover, even if you could see the dress I hate the gold/white combo, a bit too tacky for my taste. Otherwise, I think she looks stunning in this editorial, a big change from GQ. I especially love the red dress and the Valentino number. I also love the backgrounds. Overall, I love her (so fabulously overconfident) and I love the editorial.

    • Anonymous

      Except in the Giambattista Valli and the Gucci (in wich she looks fantastic), she really looks short everywhere : the bust, the legs. The Lanvin dress is gorgeous but the set up makes her look shorter than she is (that roses bush looking like a cape, how silly).
      Not crazy about the whole editorial.

    • Anonymous

      I hate hate hate the sideboob on the cover. Tacky. 

      It’s good that she steps away from the ubersexy schoolgirl shoot and she’s working the clothes. But she does not manage to be likeable (something a diva must accomplish, IMO). And if I hear the nosejob story one more time… 

      Oh and “Corey Monteith [who] is old”… that was gratuitous.

      • Anonymous

        I was trying to figure out if she was joking, because he’s a whopping 4 years older. Not exactly a big difference.

      • Anonymous

        She was joking. Apparently they tease each other about it in other interviews in response to people who think they’re too old to play high schoolers. 

        • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea Jody Lee

          She thinks she looks twelve?  My husband and I both thought she was 30 when we saw her the first time.  That doesn’t bode well in the acting world.

      • Anonymous

        She was joking. Apparently they tease each other about it in other interviews in response to people who think they’re too old to play high schoolers. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure what’s more annoying – the laundry list of Broadway legends (Lansbury, LuPone, Streisand) and demi-legends (Menzel) she wants to spend her creative years copying… OR the belief that a fine, stage-seasoned actor/singer is wrong for a part because she doesn’t look stereotypically Jewish enough.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure what’s more annoying – the laundry list of Broadway legends (Lansbury, LuPone, Streisand) and demi-legends (Menzel) she wants to spend her creative years copying… OR the belief that a fine, stage-seasoned actor/singer is wrong for a part because she doesn’t look stereotypically Jewish enough.

    • Anonymous

      Glancing quickly at that cover, I thought it was Natalie Portman.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw that!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

        I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw that!

    • Anonymous

      The white on white cover is a bit odd/dumb (and didn’t Jennifer Aniston do the same thing in last year’s September issue? HB is getting rally repetitive). But it does make her skin look amazing and her eyes pop. Girlfriend is blessed with a seriously great head of hair. And lucky to have such great proportions because she is tinny. I feel like they styled her way too old. But she really is rocking that red Valli dress. And I wanted that Valentino dress in my closet the day I was born. 

    • Anonymous

      I love the feel of the spread, but curiously each picture has something that doesn’t work.
      White on rice & overly photoshopped cover. In the first shot it looks as if she was funneling an avalanche of roses through her head and out of her shoulder; black rose tumor needs to be removed; hair obscuring boob gives her a weird shape; extensions look like Cher around ’98; and the Gucci is not very flattering. Still dig the concept and set design.

    • Anonymous

      I like, overall. For some reason the ridiculously over-exuberant floral foliage takes my fancy. I think the most impressive shots are the red Valli and the Valentino. 

    • Anonymous

      I like, overall. For some reason the ridiculously over-exuberant floral foliage takes my fancy. I think the most impressive shots are the red Valli and the Valentino. 

    • Anonymous

      so Fox couldn’t give Lea time to do Funny Girl, which she’s so obviously perfect for, but they did give Darren Criss a chance to do How To Succed in Business?

      I mean, their favoritism for Darren has been obvious for quite a while but this is just plain mean and despicable

    • Anonymous

      Don’t like the cover, don’t like the Valentino, and I don’t think cutouts work on her. Everything else looks pretty fantastic.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

      love that! but i dont like the belly-hangin-out cutout of the dresses a ot of starlets are wearing these days. its such an unflattering cut!!):

    • Anonymous

      She looks so stiff, she makes me need a hot, relaxing bath.

    • elzatelzabelz

      This is actually one of the best editorials in recent years. Too bad she didn’t get cast in “Funny Girl”, she’s perfect.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks great in everything, especially love the cover. Glamour is intoxicating… Rock on sista!

    • Anonymous

      not feeling this one, i think she cheapens both the Valli and Gucci dresses in her poses… too bad cuz they are stunning. Also she’s way too stiff. the clothes are wearing her, she’s not wearing them. 

    • http://twitter.com/pattorikku Paddy

      Precious Moments figurine crossed with garden gnome plus couture = this editorial

    • Anonymous

      This is painfully bad. Wracking my brain to remember if I’ve seen a worse model who was being devoured by the clothes. Lea, honey, give it a rest. But Harper’s! Who let this happen!?

    • Anonymous

      She looks gorgeous in the red G. Valli.

    • Lattis

      I love the picture with the roses and the Valentino. 

    • Rebecca Johnson

      No, I’m sorry, I just can’t. Despite wearing many thousands of dollars of clothing, she looks like she’s playing dress-up. My BFF and I used to make those same faces playing Vogue in seventh grade. Leaves me completely flat.

    • http://profiles.google.com/withano Loren S

      She does so much better when she’s not trying to be sexy.  As evidenced by the fact that her Marilyn Monroe shot is easily the weakest in this set.

    • Emily Webster

      She has great hair, doesn’t she? 

      HOWEVER. What is going on with that cover? White cover/white dress/bad photoshop turns into a game of “What body part is that?” 
      (Turns out, it’s arm/sideboob)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Guarino/13902216 Joseph Guarino

      What’s with her side boob?

    • Anonymous

      What is she doing on a September cover? Vogue has Kate Moss and Bazaar has… Lea Michele. Yeah.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      She looks great and everything but the hair extensions… UGH YUCK.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      She looks great and everything but the hair extensions… UGH YUCK.