Jessica Chastain for Marie Claire Magazine

Posted on November 26, 2012

And for your final pretty of the day, current Broadway star Jessica Chastain gets a very plastic-looking cover for Marie Claire, but models some rather dramatic couture for the inside. She’s getting better at this modeling thing.


Jessica Chastain covers the December 2012 issue of Marie Claire magazine photographed by Tesh.

Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture Collection

Givenchy Fall 2012 Couture Collection

Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2012 Couture Collection

Valentino Fall 2012 Couture Collection



[Photo Credit: Tesh for Marie Claire,]

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  • A. W.

    That cover is uncanny valley territory.

    • victor liu

      WHERE are her eyebrows? WHERE?! WHERE?!


      • Sau-Chih Feng

        Seriously, why is “no eyebrows” considered high fashion?

        • Minspinning

           Actually I think she naturally has very, very fine, pale eyebrows and has them filled in most of the time.  The make-up artist seems to have just left them alone here.  She was in an episode of Veronica Mars years ago, before she hit it big, and I noticed she was pretty much eyebrow-less even then.  I don’t think this is a case of excessive airbrushing.

          • tereliz

            The way the light’s hitting her, right across the brow bone, is helping to make them look even finer and blonder, too. 

        • EditKitten

          I have super-fine, super-thin, super-pale eyebrows (and my hair color is about the same as Jessica’s). If I colored them in — which I do, because then everyone yells “Where are your eyebrows?!” — isn’t that as wrong as deleting them? Let’s take nature into account, at least as much as we can with a magazine cover. I’d kill for eyebrows, but them’s the genetic breaks.

          • victor liu

            It’s really not that she doesn’t have hair on her brows as much as it’s the airbrush that’s virtually erasing the skull-lump that consists the brow.

            Plenty of hairless people (whether through chemo or other things) look fine without hair on their brows, but it’s when that lump of skin disappears that things get into uncanny valley.

  • StellaZafella

    The Valentino is stunning and, even considering the exposures, it almost seems the most believable/wearable fantasy gown. The Margiela just makes me giggle…like Victorian Underwear fantasy #27. The Givenchy would be too expensive for bondage.

    I forgot about the Dior by the time I got to the end of the scroll…meh.

    • 3boysful

      The Dior– I know.  It looks like something Kors would’ve criticized on the PR runway.

  • Adriana Blair

    She looks like Sonique in that cover shot.

  • hughman

    Florence called. The Machine wants her look back. 

  • Vera

    Killer gowns. Fierce becomes her.

  • Lochery

    I’m sorry, but when I saw the second photo all I could think was, “Help, my arm is stuck in my dress!”

    Otherwise, very pretty. Love her smile on the cover.

    • kschwarting

      I know, right?  What is up with that pose?  On the plus side, she is just SO striking-looking.

      • NC_Meg

         My thoughts exactly. Who posed her there?!

    • poggi

      It’s like a straitjacket for glamorous people who might be a danger to themselves or others.

  • librarygrrl64

    Great bone structure, interesting face.

  • VioletFem

    These are some tough dresses to pull off, the Givenchy one especially. The Givenchy gown looks like she would flash everybody if she were to lift her arms up above her shoulders.  I think she looks particularly striking in the Valentino gown. 

  • decormaven

    Boo! I want to see the midriff detail on the Givenchy and she’s got her arm draped over it. I like her makeup on the cover, but the lip color is almost too soft for the strong magenta top.

  • Cassie

    That’s some pretty unusual-looking fashion for Marie Claire. I’m impressed.

  • Ednam0de

    Forget the haters, she looks fee-usss! And they say she doesn’t take good photos.  That Givenchy is to die…

    • homofascist

      To freaking DIE!  

  • marlie

    She looks SOOO much better in photoshoots than she does “live” on the red carpet.

    • Bridget Smith

      And she looks best on film. Girl is GORGEOUS, but she hasn’t figured out how to position her face for still images yet.

  • crash1212

    That first pic is of couture straight jacket? Yeesh. 

  • Giustina Pileggi

    that dior dress-pants-cape combo thing is weird.

  • quiltrx

    That cover shot is seriously creepy.

    But I like the shots inside–I love that they didn’t go the standard ‘pretty dress’ route, and used some riskier looks with an edge.  She actually looks more comfortable in these types of looks.

  • Rachel Philip

    She looks like she could pass for Lady Gaga’s sister.

  • Trevor Scott

    wow, so unless she has severe scoliosis no one has noticed, the line of her back going up from the hip to where her arm crosses doesn’t even come close to connecting to the line the neck and the back of her shoulder makes going down to where the arm crosses. It’s like the “artist” simply clicked and dragged her back in towards the bust and just forgot about the part below. Ick. 

  • Sau-Chih Feng

    That Givenchy is amazing on her.

  • nannypoo

    She looks great but those are some really shitful clothes.

  • Thuc Dang

    That Dior outfit is just ugly. Kinda-mullet + cigarette pants = No. just no.

  • Bob Sponge

    I like her, but I hate these dresses. What’s with the laced semi-nudity thing? I hate it.

  • bertkeeter

    Raf for DIOR…Honey…get to work…that shit doesn’t get even near what Galliano would have been doing had he kept his mouth shut!

  • neofashionista

    she is definitely not a model she thinks to face and her face displays all her emotions so it just doesnt work but otherwise i love it

  • kingderella

    dress over pants: just say no!

    • mshesterp

      Complete with built in nipples and cutouts in the overlay for the pants pockets.  It’s just…weird.

  • leave_Blake_alone

    I think the pictures look pretty bad. As gorgeous as she is, she does NOT take a good picture. She looks much better in video.

  • Cate

    That second looks is AMAZING. Cannot get enough.

  • stardust462

    I always like how you have the designer at the bottom. I like to play a game where I try to guess the designer before I scroll to the name.

    I adore the Valentino. I think it looks better in print than on the runway.

  • Fatima Siddique

    That cover photo is terrible. Her eyebrows are gone and it makes her look like some sort of alien fish creature. 

  • Judy_J

    The inside photos are much more interesting than that plastic face cover shot.  Doesn’t even look like the same person.

  • April Goff

    I’m sorry but that Givenchy looks like a nursing cover for fashionistas. 

  • Dot

    It looks like she’s nursing a very tiny baby in the Givenchy shot.

  • KaileeM

    That is the head of hair I was meant to have.

    Girl is so gorgeous, WHY did the editors choose such a weird picture for the cover? 

  • minnye

    Love her in the Givenchy dress, from the hair to the shoulders to the pose to the back drape cowl thingy to the scrolls at her waist. Fantastic shot.

  • PrunellaV

    Baby SWINTON.

  • kerryev

    I wish they would tone it down on the bronzer for redheads. Is the brilliant inspiration ‘orange hair? I know, orange face!’?

  • Louise Bryan

    I love the Valentino.  And I always wanted to be a redhead, invisible eyebrows and all.

  • StillGary

    So funny that you featured her after Toni Collette — since I’ve always thought they were beautiful in similar (strawberry and patrician nose) ways. 

  • ccm800

    She IS getting better! WHOO!  

  • Mary Lauer

    She looks AMAZING in the Valentino.

  • Lilak

    Ahhh . . . . Miss Chastain has been studying at the Lara Stone School!

  • kvlm

    I think she is Pre-Raphelite spendid!  Except the Givenchy shot, that is a bit drag-gy.