Tis the season for “Best of 2009″ lists. I’m sure that Stephenie Meyer, Twilight and it’s cast will be on several lists again this year.
The first list is Time’s Top 10 Magazine Covers-
This is a hauntingly beautiful rendition of a visual pun — allusion meets illusion. The model for Interview‘s 40th anniversary issue is actress Kristen Stewart, who currently stars in the monster hit Twilight series. Using her as the model is a masterstroke of celebrity-cover timing, perfectly executed. The image is two photos — if you pull back, you can see her holding over her own face a same-scale, torn black-and-white photo of her, whose only color is in her blood-red lips. The ghoulish makeup is perfectly in keeping with current fashion photography, and it serves the dual purpose of enhancing the metaphor while making her look drop-dead beautiful. A final touch: the allusion gets heightened by more blood, this time on the fanglike letter I in the logo. That’s why the lady is a vamp!