Vaniry Fair: Portraits of the Ladies

The aristocratic elegance of Mario Testino’s shoot, inspired in part by Downton Abbey, is matched in portraits by illustrator David Downton—no relation—for the Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame.

“She doesn’t really seem like she’s quite of this era,” says contributing editor Evgenia Peretz of Jessica Chastain. Indeed, Chastain—an actress most viewers will recognize as the star of such box-office hits as last year’s The Help and The Debt—radiates a 1950s feminine demureness in person, as well as on-screen, inspiring Peretz to call her “the most sensitive and empathetic actor I’ve ever interviewed.”

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Luciana

Waiting for the day I can ‘professional fangirl’ for a living.