Angelina Jolie, Hedi Slimane And Elle, A Maleficent Multi Covers Deal

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Whatever will happen, however she unfolds, Angelina Jolie is a steady value in entertainment. In 2014, she sealed yet another life-size story she’s known for: Elle Magazine has Angelina Jolie on their June 2014 cover, the US edition and some 40 other international editions reprinting as well. Not bad, huh? From this issue onward, Disney’s new Maleficent is going to be on every newsstand in the world, a random fact worth of a world record title.

Photographed by Hedi Slimane in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane exclusively, Angelina delivers one of her stunning pictorials in her favorite black & white palette. Actually, it somehow reminds me of a story she did in 2007 with Marc Hom in 2007, for Esquire magazine…

Angelina Jolie Elle multicovers deal

Angelina Jolie Esquire magazine 2007

Angelina Jolie used to pose provocatively in 2007, Esquire magazine

I distinctively remember that the first time I consciously bought a magazine because Angelina Jolie had the cover was in the early 2000. She was the newly appointed Lara Croft and she would make even more people dream of the Tomb Raider adventurous Lady as she took the game out of the virtual context and brought it to a new, superior level of fame.

Angelina Jolie Elle June by Hedi Slimane

Angelina can do that with a simple leg slit. She can bring a new, superior level of fame to almost anything, whether we care to admit it or not. And, good or bad, she seems to be doing quite fine for herself and her family, steady on her course for more than a decade already!

Angelina Jolie Elle Magazine suit Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

See also: Who else was wearing dramatic leg slits on the Red Carpet!

Angelina Jolie is going to be 39 in less than a month and, just before that, she’ll premiere her latest movie, one she’s actually acting in: Maleficent. Disney is pushing the boundaries of their kingdom further than the usual fairy princess movies would. And Angelina Jolie as the ‘most loved’ evil character from fairy tales is certainly a smart move. Remember when Charlize Theron played Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)? She was, by far, the most impressive character and interpretation from the entire movie. It takes a strong, flawlessly beautiful woman to play the Evil!

Angelina Jolie black and white photos Hedi Slimane

Back to Elle and Angelina Jolie: to many who do not see beyond the ‘cover’ issue, it may look like a little deal, downgrading Angelina from a Vogue crown to a mere ‘Elle’ chair. But make no mistake, the kind of international reach Elle provides through its many reprints has no rival. Not even the mighty Vogue! Plus the added class from Hedi Slimane’s lenses… Vogue would most certainly wouldn’t have let him in, let alone for an exclusive such as this!

Angelina Jolie Saint Laurent Elle Magazine

See also: Angelina Jolie looking stunning in a Saint Laurent tux on the Red Carpet!

Elle Magazine Angelina Jolie by Hedi Slimane

Angelina Jolie skinny Saint Laurent jeans Elle magazine

Angelina Jolie by Hedi Slimane Elle magazine

Angelina Jolie black and white photos by Hedi Slimane


#1 Adriana V on 05.12.14 at 12:37 pm

This is indeed a stunning photo shoot what else can I say? The only photo I do not really like is the one in the skirt. It’s not very Angelina and it makes her look older than her age. I love the one on the stool the best. Great photo!

OMG, this collaboration to promote Maleficent and Saint Laurent is massive and I think very expensive too! I don’t even think the movie needs it! The excitement on the web is huge since months. Does Saint Laurent need such a huge campaign? Who can afford it really? Angelina herself of course but I bet she gets these clothes for free.

I love our Dutch Elle just bought their May issue and denim bible instead of Vogue. Nothing wrong with Elle and never has been. Look at Vogue these days? Well, we know what the complaints are don’t we? ;)
Dutch Elle has the same cover as American Elle which I like the best.

I am not familiar with Disney’s Maleficent, never been into Disney really. I only know the evil, wicked witch of the rewritten story by the Grimm Brothers. I loved so much as a kid as “Doornroosje”. Hard to translate, literally it says “little rose with thorns” in Dutch it has a sweet ring to it. And it’s related to “sleep like a rose”.

I wish all the anxious waiting Angelina and Maleficent fans lots of fun. Enjoy! :)

#2 kpriss on 05.12.14 at 11:21 pm

couldn’t agree more! I actually uploaded the pictures into the story from the one I loved most to the ones I loved least (save for the covers, of course, which go without saying at the very top)

it appears that studies pointed out that people (of all ages) like Maleficent the most from all evil characters Disney has animated on our small and big screens over the years. I just hope that’ll prove just as interesting as Ravenna was, in Charlize’s interpretation! Was ‘Doornroosje’ different from Disney’s version?

#3 Adriana V on 05.13.14 at 12:22 pm

Ehh……yes, I think so as I wrote above….so the animated Maleficent isn’t Disney then? I have no clue. Only read the book ‘Doornroosje’= ‘Sleeping Beauty’ a few times as a child. If Angelina is good, I suppose she is by looking at the trailers, I certainly will watch it. I also loved ‘Sneeuwitje’ = ‘Snow White’ as a book in those days. Still has to see the movie with Charlize because I love her acting! I just adored the Grimm Brothers and Andersen stories. :)

#4 Ellington on 05.15.14 at 6:41 pm

I really like Angelina Jolie and I will mos def have to get this issue of American Elle.
She looks stunning her photo spread and very her.

#5 jacqui on 05.16.14 at 2:38 am

The covers are beautiful & it proves that corporations have taken over creativity with mass marketing of Maleficent across the globe.
This photo spread is stunning – Angelina is phenomenal at modelling. But we have seen / heard / read it all before – Brad; tattoos; marriage; kids; humanitarian aid etc – yawn.

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