Lily Collins is on the cover of L’Officiel’s global winter issue, photographed by filmmaker and artist Sam-Taylor Johnson. With the release of her new David Fincher film, ‘Mank,’ the actress looks inward. In the interview, conducted as a conversation with fashion legend Alber Elbaz, she opens up about love and life in quarantine, and reflects on the influence of ‘Emily in Paris.’
“What’s interesting is that Charlie [McDowell] and I met just before ‘Emily in Paris,’ and we got engaged this September. Quarantine has made and broken up a lot of people, but the time together just solidified what we already knew about each other. Everyone has very much been who they are these last few months, because there aren’t any external distractions. We’re all really getting back to the core of who we are without the layers of society. When you’ve seen someone at their best and at their worst and you’re still right there with them, that’s a beautiful thing.”
“This has been such an intense experience of self-reflection and identity crisis. It can be scary, especially when you’re surrounded by the same space and have to look inward to face the things about yourself or your future that you really hadn’t had to before. There’s the metaphorical mirror everyday of: Who am I? What do I want to accomplish? What makes me happy without distraction? Aside from that, it’s been a really important time to think about greater issues in the world like COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and politics in America. There’s been so much time to be quiet and sit still that I think there’s going to be a version of a Renaissance after this, where people are just dying to be creative.”
L’OFFICIEL USA Winter 2020 will hit newsstands starting December 8, 2020.
Cover: Coat and tights by Prada | Shoes by Tod’s
Image 1: Shirt by Loewe
Image 2: Blazer, Pants, Shirt, and Tie by Dior | Shoes by Tod’s
[Photo Credit: Sam Taylor-Johnson for L’Officiel Magazine]