Emma Stone for Interview Magazine

Posted on August 28, 2012

Miss Emma totally looks like a 1980s Revlon ad on the cover of Interview.

Emma Stone covers the September 2012 issue of Interview Magazine photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer. Hair: Paul Hanlon. MakeUp: Mark Carrasquillo.


And that is AWESOME.


Chanel Fall 2012 Collection

Inside, she takes a stroll through a very filtered version of the decade, looking like she’s shooting her latest music video with The Human League or Spandau Ballet. To which we say again: AWESOME. ’80s-themed editorials aren’t the newest idea on the block but this is beautifully styled and Emma makes an arresting figure in these styles. Who knew she could serve up Nagel realness?

Lanvin Fall 2012 Collection

Versace Fall 2012 Collection

Haider Ackermann Fall 2012 Collection

Balenciaga Fall 2012 Collection

Christopher Kane Fall 2012 Collection

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012 Collection



[Photo Credit: Mikael Jansson for interviewmagazine.com]

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  • Paigealicious

    Very Max Headroom.

  • Anathema_Device

    She looks amazing in these photos. And in general, I prefer this ’80s retread than the neon leopard print or mesh shirt retread.

    • Sobaika

      If we ever see a high-fashion editorial with neon leopard print and mesh I will probably sputter and steam at the ears until I collapse and my coworkers discover I spend my day on a fashion blog.

      • Anathema_Device

         How about an oversized men’s v-neck undershirt, no bra, and a bandana kerchief at the neck, like a f’ing frisbee dog?! Oh yes, I did that back in the day.

        • Sobaika

          I’m really glad I wasn’t a teenager in the 80s. The shit I would have worn… *shudder*

          • TheOriginalLulu

            Girl, you would have had SUCH a good time! We had so much fun with our goofy fashion and most importantly, HAIR and MAKEUP. All the girls went to school in full hair and makeup. We all looked like we had just stepped off the set of Dynasty, lol.

          • DeborahJozayt

            The higher the bangs, the better!

          • TheOriginalLulu

            If I had back all the money I spent on hairspray, I could probably put a down payment on a house.

          • JackieOBlue

            This.  I cringe when the pictures come out

          • Lori

            Oh lordy, the things I did to my bangs. So much product.

          • LambeeBaby

            Remember “Stiff Stuff”? It made your hair so hard that you needed to use special shampoo to break down that stuff!

          • VRuss

            I was a teenager in the 80s… While my friends all wore the usual shit, my style was more punk than them… I have yet to wear anything neon or those stupid Flashdance sweat shirts.

            I remember I soooooo wanted to be a Robert Palmer girl back then!

          • Spicytomato1

            Yeah, my 80s style wasn’t this dark and glamorous, it was more of “the usual shit,” as you put it. Definitely some neon and Flashdance-inspired, with early Madonna thrown in. By the time I was old enough, post college, to rock a more glam look, grunge was making its way onto the scene. :(

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

            Moi aussi. I was ‘Pretty in Pink’ meets punk, or as close as one could get in a s***hole town in the South.

          • RebeccaKW

             Ugh-early 90’s.  Cuffed denim shorts, white socks, and low-top Doc Martens.  Makes me wish for an oversized t-shirt with a scrunchie tying up the hem.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

            The early 90s were SO bad. Maybe the worst. I remember how I dressed then and it was like there was no direction – we were supposed to be ‘over’ the 80s punk/new wave influences, but grunge really hadn’t come to town yet. (At least, not in the backwater where I lived.) It was just like whatever was available at the local Ross.

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            Anyone remember insanely oversized clothes ravers would wear in the 90s?  We could fit multiple teens in some of those pants!!!!  

            I was in grade school in the 80s, so hell yes, high bangs, florescent socks, tight jeans, socks with ruffles, baggy t-shirts, polka dots everywhere, oh man.  Tacky.

          • SapphoPoet

            I recently found my legwarmers. :)

          • NCDFan

            Not a teenager in the 80s but the day I went to work knowing I’d be laid off I was wearing a purple and black tiger stripe dress, high heeled black leather boots and had spikes of purple in my hair. When someone plowed into me on the way in, I walked to the nearby police station to report the accident dementedly trying to get rid of those spikes! 

    • ballerinawithagun

      I agree on both counts!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SYNWNMDUBJBJL66NUNMGZEIDI AnonMom

    The cover photo has me singing Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.”  AWESOME!

  • Vickiefantastico

    I don’t really understand her appeal, and this spread isn’t really helping me with that. The models look better in each picture, in my opinion.

    • HobbitGirl

      Yeah, I usually find her at least cute in some way, but here…I don’t see any charisma.

  • iCouture

    Love love love love love.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    There was/is a very Blade Runner feel to this editorial, that I like a lot. She makes a very hot Replicant.

    • amf0001

      just what I was thinking!

    • http://twitter.com/spygrl1 Trish

       Yes. Blade Runner and a bit of The Hunger.

      • Lizzyisi

         And the Tech Noir scene of The Terminator.

      • lovelyivy

         See I was liking this until I remembered how outrageously gorgeous everyone in the Hunger was, and then this was a wee bit less impressive.

        Still, this is miles better than Emma Stone’s ever looked, and possibly the first time I think I ‘got’ what she’s trying to do with the (mostly unflattering) edgier choices on the RC.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        Oh jesus. Now I have “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in my head. Thanks.
        Actually, not a bad earworm to have. So thanks, really.

        • cmb92191

          Thanks now I have to drag out my out cassette mix tape with Bela Lugosi’s Dead…  it was a great tape with Smiths, Bauhaus, CocTeau Twins and the Cure

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

             I have that same mix tape.

      • TieDye64

        Yep, you nailed it.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

       I got Blade Runner and Annie Lennox.

      • Spicytomato1

        And Bowie?

        • LesYeuxHiboux

           Definitely Bowie. Gawd, Emma Stone could totally do a Ziggy Stardust-inspired editorial.

          • Little_Olive

            Yes! From the thumbnail I thought she might not be able to pull it off but she is, and with flying colors.

            On a totally unrelated note, the knees on the Lanvin model make me weep. 

    • kikisayshi

      I just posted that comment! Great minds . . .

  • lehen

    love it.  love her.  hate the smoking.

    • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

      Yeah I really don’t get the need to glorify smoking, which not only poisons the smoker, but the people around them.  It’s a head scratch for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/GuidosDaddy Jason M. Galloway

    Blade Runner realness.  LOVE.

  • SneakyKitty

    As others have said, this is so very Blade Runner.  Love it.  But I’m biased, because I love her.  Nice to see her do something serious/severe and really work it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UKFP2JMZ66Q7KTK7PPHHQA42HQ Katie

    They make me think of the movie The Hunger  and the club scene with Bauhaus.

  • Catiline

    I’ve just given up trying not to stan for her.  She’s amazing.  She can rock floaty, girly looks so well and yet also manages to pull off this 1980s Neuromancer power bitch realness without looking like a tryhard. 

    Bowing down.

    • jilly_d

      I’ve always had a girlcrush on her, but you just explained exactly why in perfectly chosen words.

  • elemspbee

    this editorial transform the clothes. very smart.

  • miatamam

    Wow, did someone open the darkroom door while these were developing?  They’re so dark and muddy I can’t see a thing.

    • Spicytomato1

      I know, without TLo’s runway shots, it would be hard to make out much of most of the garments. Thanks, TLo!

  • call_me_schmeg

    she is serving up some serious FACE. young ladystars take note, this is how it’s done.

  • elemspbee

     this editorial transform the clothes. very smart.

  • StellaZafella

    Makes me think of Deneuve, Sarandon, Bowie in “The Hunger”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047749944 Katherine Pavlica

      I felt a lot of Aladin Sane album cover on the first shot.  I can’t get enough early Bowie  influences!

  • mjude

    most impressive

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    Day-um!  This spread is great.  I just wish they weren’t so dark so we could see the clothes better.

  • SewingSiren

    Yes sir, these were the ’80’s that I know’d and love’d.

  • Chillmer

    I can hear “Into the Groove” by Madonna playing in the background.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Easily the most arresting set of photos I have ever seen her take. The lighting in this looks fantastic playing off of her skin. Love it.

    • AudreysMom

       Yes. And the hair and makeup (+ talent of the model) take her to a whole different look. Good for her.

  • Alyson Epstein

    Very Blade Runner

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Feels very “Tron”. IN A VERY GOOD WAY.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    OMG she’s totally a Nagel girl! She could have been on one of my t-shirts or on the cover of a Duran Duran album! LOVE

    Also: I would seriously cut a bitch for that YSL dress.

    • kimmeister

      I’m so glad TLo mentioned Nagel girls.  I’ve always seen them but never knew who designed them or what they were called.  You can still see them in a lot of Vietnamese nail salons today!

      • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

        Heck, you can still see them in nail salons in the midwest USA.

        • kimmeister

          Just to clarify, I didn’t mean nail salons in Vietnam.  I meant salons in the US operated by Vietnamese people (which is virtually ALL of them on the west coast).

  • Anne At Large

    This is a great spread, but all I can see is Amanda Seyfried. That is quite the makeup job.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

    That’s one of the best most interesting editorials I’ve seen in a long time and she’s WERQing it. Nicely done.

  • PeggyOC

    If only they didn’t do the smoking shot, I would give this an unreserved “Fantastic”. 

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Yeah but like it or not, that was part of the whole 80s glam thing. It’s just the way it was. 

  • mhleta

    Ah, this brings me right back to my days living in the West Village, and the velvet-rope hipness of club Area ca. 1986. Someone get me a rolled up dollar bill and some Stiff Stuff. 

  • Call me Bee

    Since I had two small children at the beginning of the decade, I missed the 80s altogther, save for listening to Arrowsmith and watching videos on that new cable channel, MTV, once n a great while (which seemed to be a lot of Michael Jackson.) 
    So I have no reference point from which to compare these photos.  But–I do remember the 80s being “fabulous…”  and these are fabulous! 

    • Judy_J

      I share your experience, Bee.  My recollections of the ’80s are of Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and Electric Company (Morgan Freeman as “Easy Reader”….what’s not to love?)  And Bob Ross….loved to watch Bob Ross paint those pictures of happy little trees.

  • PastryGoddess

    DAYUM! Girl is serving up FIERCE! with a side of FACE! for reals

  • http://twitter.com/HDizzay Hayley

    Kinda Shirley Manson!

  • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

    She looks great here, really capturing the atmosphere of the shoot concept. 

    I quite like her, both as a model and in movies. Most of the giant gaggle of Hwood starlets are interchangeable and forgettable to me, but not her. 

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    These are great photos, and I love Emma, but she pretty much has the same expression in every picture.

  • http://michjeff-quiltersparadise.blogspot.com/ Michelle Young

    I much prefer how she looked in the movie “The Help.”

  • Mod_girl

    Also reminds me of a would-be character  in “American Psycho,” that Christian Bale’s yuppie Patrick Bateman would have lusted after….

  • MilaXX

    She looks like an extra  in the latest Blade Runner reboot. I kinda like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    Damn. I’m not an Emma Stone fan by any stretch and I’m actually impressed. 

  • Vanja

    This is the type of 80’s reference I like, it’s as stylish as Nagel’s work.

  • VRuss

    Having lived through the 80s, I have to say this is as fabulous as it can get… Totally took me back in time!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Lanvin coat is making me drool.  Well, more than usual, anyway.

  • Imasewsure

    So glad she went away briefly after all of the spidey barrage so we can adore her again… just wish they would stop adding cigaretttes to pictures to try to evoke coolness… love the photos though and luv huh in them

    • SRQkitten

      Thank you! Haven’t we moved beyond the adding cigarettes to a picture or a movie scene to denote coolness?

      Otherwise, love the looks & the way she’s werqing it!


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  • minnye

    Didn’t we see that chainmail dress somewhere recently? I WANT IT.

    • PinkLemon

       Yes, i believe on riri? It’s the new Balmain gold mini.

  • Adrienne Melton

    I look at these photos and now have Human League’s “I’m Only Human” as an earworm.  Totally see these pics as part of an MTV video.  Like, Totally, back in the 80’s when they still played music videos…

  • crash1212

    Wow. Nicely done. That second to last pose/outfit is my fave. I can’t tell you how many Nagel prints I had on my walls in those days! I remember fondly my spikey haircut as well! As for the poor model second picture down – do you suppose Chanel paid to have her eyebrows re-planted when they ripped them off removing those stones? Hope so.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I think they just rolled some catepillars in glitter, glued them to her face and that was it. 

  • jmorino08

    If only they’d gone with the bedazzled eyebrows…

  • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

    She’s cute, and I love that Chanel collar thing, but I”m so glad I”m too old to redo this particular version of the ’80s, *shudder*

  • marilyn

    Very awful.  The worst is the blue dress with the see-through skirt and the bronze boobs.  I know that this is not my style, in general, but this blue mess is the worst imaginable.  What a shame because she is a beautiful woman.    

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

    Great as a photo shoot – never seen her look better.  But damn I do not want to live through 80’s fashion again.

  • EEKstl

    Other than that to-die-for Lanvin I’m not that in love with these clothes, but no question she looks fierce in this editorial and it is shot well.

  • Vodeeodoe

    I am so in love with her. She looks good in almost anything AND she’s funny. Two-fer!

  • kikisayshi

    Work that Bladerunner shit, girl!

  • sk8tfan

    Terminatrix. She looks like she’s in the club where the original Terminator finds Sarah Conner (not that I’m a geek or anything like that). And she’s rocking the look, big time.

  • cmb92191

    Reminds me of the nightclub scene in the first Terminator movie…. like you just expect Arnold to come in and shoot the joint up!

    • adnama79

      I had the same thought!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

    why did they put the squiggle over her boobs?? 

  • http://promiscuouslola.com/ Cate

    bitch looks FIERCE!!!! I love this so much! She looks amazing.

  • fursa_saida


    Seriously, as far as I’m concerned, this is the best and most interesting she’s ever looked. (She herself is great, all the time, but in terms of working a look? I’m in love.) She’s also doing some of her career-best modeling, IMO.

    • adnama79

      After Transformers, Tron, Avatar, Total Recall…  I can’t take another spin-off/remake that is worse than something that was only okay to begin with. 

      • fursa_saida

        Well, I’d dispute your claim that Bladerunner was only okay to begin with, but generally I agree with the sentiment. It’s not so much that I want a Bladerunner spin-off as I want to see her looking like this on film.

        • adnama79

          I guess I have to live with the fact that a stranger has different taste in movies from me.  😉

          You’re right, though, this look could carry a sci-fi movie pretty far on its own.

  • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

    Who else was just wearing that Versace dress? They were on here a couple of weeks ago I think…?

  • Amy Ellinger

    She’s on my Irrational Irritating Overrated list, but I like this editorial.  She looks good, big kudos to the stylist and makeup artist. 

    But she’ll never be Bowie.  Come on guys, that’s close to blasphemy.  We all know that role goes to SWINTON or Cate.  

  • elzatelzabelz

    I love this editorial. She looks “Totally Awesome.”

  • guest2visits

    Completely like the MTV videos of the 80s. Beautiful cover.

  • PeaceBang

    I think she’s shutting it down in the YSL dress. LOVE.

  • LambeeBaby

    Amazing! Great flash back. Hard to believe the 80’s was 30 yrs ago AND even harder to believe that I had Nagle posters on my bedroom walls. Too cool.

  • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

    it’s nice to not see NEON NEON TEASED BANGS 80’s.  :)

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    I love it, I love it, I love it!  It’s very Human League Meets Bladerunner!  She looks unbelievably fabulous!  And the front cover shot reminds me very much of that unbelievable Harper’s Bazaar cover of Nadja Auermann in August of ’94 (http://www.themashidip.com/.a/6a014e8644c126970d014e88125a47970d-800wi)  – GORGEOUS!

  • gabbilevy

    Hot damn, Emma Stone. I love that Versace collection so hard.

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  • Susan Crawford

    This made me SO nostalgic for the faboo, fierce, sexy eighties.

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    WERQ, bitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/interplanet.janet1 Janet Smart

    The Haider Ackerman model in the red coat looks really bulky. It’s a pretty bad design/styling choice when you make a twig skinny model look like a plus size model …. just sayin’. 

  • H3ff

    The Lanvin coat is STUNNING. And girl can WERQ.

  • veronkimo

    These are really not my style preference. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but almost all 80’s fashion is not appealing to my eyes. 

  • BrightsideSusan

    I saw some Nagel prints at a garage sale – I hadn’t thought of him years. She does rock that look.

  • ccm800

    Go on gurl!  

  • aristida_girl

    I love it! She looks amazing…

  • Dagney

    Very Annie Lennox.