Marion Cotillard for W Magazine

Posted on November 14, 2012

And now, your Pretty of the Day, darlings; Marion Cotillard getting her cray-cray on for W Mag. This one doesn’t need words; not because it’s breathtakingly beautiful, but because it’s so freaking weird we don’t know what to say. Still: eye candy. Enjoy, kittens. For fun, try and make up a story to go with the pictures; maybe something along the lines of Dominatrix in Wonderland.

Marion Cotillard is featured in the December 2012 issue of W Magazine photographed by Tim Walker and styled by Jacob K.



[Photo Credit: Tim Walker for W Magazine]

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  • StellaZafella

    “The Rubber Nutcracker Suite”

  • Ruth Preston

    …aaaaaand cue nightmare with full-grown painted-face toy soldier. And me trying to escape but wearing whatever those things are in the last shot and not getting anywhere.

    • JosephLamour

      Where does one commission a latex nutcracker suit? Extremely-Rare-Fantasies-R-US?

      • Ruth Preston

        Well, you might check at Fetish Mart dot com* and search “Giant Patent Leather Human Ear Culottes.”

        *I have no idea whether that’s an actual online store; I’m not sure I want to know.

    • Sara LaBatt

      Oh god I didn’t see those, had to scroll back up!

    • Kristin McNamara

      He looks like the TERRIFYING love child of V (from V for Vendetta) and one of those display-on-your-mantle-in-December wooden nutcrackers.

    • ushoda

       Rose McGowan anyone?

  • Pamela H

    I would’ve loved to see Keira Nightley rock that last ovary dress.

    • Ms. Bee

       Iris Van Herpen I believe …

  • Cassie

    Okay, that’s fucking awesome. Ridiculous, but awesome.

  • cooperalden

    Cool styling, but i feel the photographer was off his game here.  It takes a village.

  • MilaXX

    JAY-SUS! Nutcracker man is scary! 

    • cooperalden

      A little like those creepy burger king ads a few years ago.

      • marlie

         I haaaaated those commercials.

      • Cassie

        Oh, those were THE WORST. Who decided to link “Burger King” with “existential terror”?

        • Monabel

          A vegan?

    • The Hilariest

      He’s going to be in my nightmares for ages.

    • Qitkat

      Especially the 4th picture where he appears to be missing half his right leg.

      This creature could supplant clowns for terrifying small children and not a few adults.

  • Joyce VG


  • Pennymac

    Good Lord, weirdly creepy, especially that last pic. Are those HANDS holding onto her upper arms through the back drop?  And I title it “Fetishes in Toyland”.

    • marlie

       I had to go back and look at that one. Creepy.

    • kimmeister


    • MilaXX

       or Toys in Fetishland

  • marlie

    That nutcracker dude is weirding me the f out.

    Marion looks GORGEOUS in these shots, though.

    • 3boysful

       I am not sure the Nutcracker IS a dude.  He has awfully slim thighs.  Marion’s pretty tiny, right, so it could be a tall woman wearing shoulder pads?

      • Bob Sponge

        I noticed that too!  and if that toy soldier IS a gal, that really adds some cross-dressing vibe to the fetish toyland, which is ever more wierdly cool, isn’t it/

      • Jaime

        I’m reasonably certain that’s visible schlong in the first photo…

    • Laylalola

      I don’t understand how the mask makes his head look SMALLER — I mean almost inhumanly small. 

  • Victoria Pavlova

    that third picture, it’s so Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction… Love this shoot, visually arresting.

    • MintyRefreshed

      Marion’s wig and Uma’s wig are slight variations of the bobbed haircut popularized in the 1920s by Louise Brooks.

      • Victoria Pavlova

        Yeah, but there’s also something in the facial expression, being sly or something…

  • TieDye64

    Third pic down, that is one terrifying massage therapist.

  • MajorBedhead

    What is that last thing that she’s wearing? It’s almost as scary as Tin Soldier Man.

    • norseofcourse

      Vulva Pants.

  • hughman

    Her hair is very Swing Out SIster. I adore SOS. 

    • John Hodgins

      You beat me to it.  I was going to mention that.  I’ll gladly join your club in adoring SOS.

    • kimmeister

      Break out . . .

    • MintyRefreshed

      They are all copying Louise Brooks’ hair.

  • Katherine Pavlica

    I love MC, but I hate her hair here.  Too Pulp Fiction-ish, too geisha-ish.

  • joything

    The Borg Queen Dreams of Data.

  • Jennifer Sowell Glover

    In that last pic, you say cray-cray.  I say vajay-jay!  

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    i think this may be inspired by the steadfast tin soldier *hans christian andersen geek right hur* and she’s supposed to be the paper ballerina…

  • rawrgrowlrawr

    Yes, I do believe I love this. The second photograph is breathtaking. And I may be creepy, but I want a gigantic tin soldier as my friend. 

  • WittyCism

    For me, it was Alice in Wonderland meets Dune.  (Really showing my age here.)

    And is it awful to secretly want to own a pair of those latex-like boots in the fourth picture? Teehee!

    • adnama79

      I think those are latex stockings w/ pumps.  Which is even better than boots, imo.

  • kaycem

    “babes in toyland” obvs.

  • frannyprof

    Nutcracker. Heavy on the crack.

  • guest2visits

    Nutcracker nightmares!    The last picture is almost JLo in ‘The Cell.’

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    bitch may be shutting it down, i just dont know what IT is.

  • l_c_ann

    Woman enters her rose garden with her gardener, both dressed to prune roses.
    But first she’s enveloped in a pesticide haze as she tries to kill the beetles that eat her roses.

    She…misplaces… her knickers

    She begs him to find her knickers

    He gives her a bloom instead and the largest beetle decides to eat her and her rose.

    She finds a perfect bloom.

  • Call me Bee

    Fabulous black and red fantasy.  Weird, but fabulous. 

  • kingderella

    i like this editorial. but sharon needles should have been the model.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      you.  you are the chosen one.

  • Louise Bryan

    That last outfit made me think of Alien and The Fly.  Science fiction.  Disturbing science fiction.

  • Artemis Ephesus

    “Oh, mon mari, do you remember our wedding, so many years ago in this very garden?”

    “I blew into ze ceremonee enveloped in a red veil, wearing a red dress and red lipstick, like ze naughty not-so virgin I was. I carrieed a single red rose just like ze first rose you gave me when we met ze week before at the backstage partee celebrating your debut in ze Nutwacker. Ze ceremonee was agonizingly beauteeful…”

    “But not as agonizing as ze wedding night…”

    “We couldn’t wait! We deed it on ze bench, right under ze statue of your father! Oh ze ecstasy!”

    “Oh ze swelling!”

  • aumerle9

    I guess it’s the raised hand and veil, not at all a perfect match, but the 2nd picture made me immediately think of this painting: (Thomas Cooper Gotch, “Death the Bride”, 1895)

  • aumerle9

    Geoducks aren’t pants, Marion.

  • nannypoo

    This is strange and interesting, but I think she’s a lot more beautiful when she’s in the real world. 

  • Carla_Charlton

    As as kid I thought nutcrackers were scary and these photos have reinforced that!

  • Kato16

    So many nightmares between this and tonight’s AHS episode.

  • hazydaydreams

    She looks like Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.

  • facebook-724916801

    The only thing I don’t like is the last one…it looks like a vinyl vagina. :/

  • MK03

    I’m gonna see that toy soldier in my nightmares tonight…

  • kmk05

    This is FABULOUS. I don’t know how I hadn’t noticed Marion Cotillard’s legs until now, because that fourth picture? OH MY GOD.

  • Puck Thornton

    I would love to see the full version of that Nutcracker!

  • RzYoung

    Hmn, interesting!

  • Jimmy

    The last weirdo thingy is from Iris van Harper couture collection, if I’m not wrong.

  • alice20c

    Nutcracker meets nut cracker.

  • Dixie Murphy Ross

    Nutcracker + V for Vendetta = something in this shoot is going to eat your face.

  • decormaven

    Roses make people do strange things? Babe in Toyland? Petal Pusher?

  • Beardslee


  • Mary Lauer

    LOVE the hip cage corset (who knew?) with the thigh high vinyl boots! How does she manage to look sexy and sleek in that and not slutty?

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Ok, I am getting those thigh-highs.  Yum!  

  • Yinzerella Yinzerella

    Was no one else getting “American Horror Story” bride of Rubberman here? 

    • Jennifer Coleman

      *raises hand*

  • quiltrx

    If it wasn’t for the giant kidneys (complete with ureters) on her legs, I would love that last pic. I really like the gauzey red one too.  Decidedly bizarre editorial.

  • Lola67

    I want to BE her in the 3rd picture down. Can’t quite explain it, but I adore it. The look on her face says “Don’t worry, I have this under control, and crazy nutcracker doesn’t even know.”

  • Judy_J

    I fear that nutcracker will soon appear in my nightmares.

    • ralish

      Yes, me too! Freaky.

  • Mary Saucier

    Warner Brothers Presents Marion Cotillard in ‘The Candyland Dominatrix’!

  • bertkeeter

    What’s the point?

  • Vanja

    I just love that last dress by Iris van Herpen, it’s cracktastic.

  • marilyn

    I am trying to figure out what W Magazine is trying to sell with these pictures.  Usually fashion magazines are all about showing clothes, so the readers will buy them.  There is nothing in these midly grotesque pictures that anyone (in general) would want to buy.   And, the freaky clothes with the Nutcracker props does not promote the holiday.  Yikes.

    • Tom and Lorenzo

      ” Usually fashion magazines are all about showing clothes, so the readers will buy them.”

      You’re confusing fashion magazines with clothing catalogues. Fashion mags are more about highlighting trends or showcasing fashion as an art form.

  • tereliz

    I would have gone for “Babes in Domanatrix-land.”

  • Kate4queen

    I can’t even look at them because of that creepy soldier!!

  • Deborah Lipp

    And then, at the end, her legs exploded.

  • Sara LaBatt

    Wow, that is weird.   I assume those vinyl thigh-highs were so tough to get on their just decided to leave them on for the whole shoot.  Love the cage dress in 3rd & 2nd to last shots, but that last “dress” (?) is nuts!  

    Also, can’t sleep, Nutcracker will eat me.

  • Vera

    Weird and wonderful.

  • Scott Isaacs

    Cannot analyze logically. She crosses the line into Helena Bonham-Carter territory, which is to say: LOVE LOVE LOVE. You get down and crazy with your whackadoo self anytime you want if this is the result, Miz C.

    Last picture: THOSE PANTS! Love. Also, OMG CREEPY HANDS!

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Oh that was fun. Though my legs are little sweaty now….

  • librarygrrl64

    Sorry, but I can’t see the pretty because that nutcracker scares the everloving shit out of me.

  • PeaceBang

    I love Miss C but this called for a real model. 

  • Anna Elizabeth

    Holy crap. She looks just like Rose McGowan in The Doom Generation. I love the hair.

  • Judy_S

    A cross between Louise Brooks and Alice Liddell (as photographed by Lewis Carroll). I love these pictures but I worry about the thing that is swallowing her in the last picture.

  • xclamationmarcus

    Fetish accents and historical references? From Tim Walker? What a surprise.