Leonardo DiCaprio and his “Killers of the Flower Moon” co-star Lily Gladstone reunite in an artistic alliance for British Vogue’s October 2023 edition.
Photographed by Craig McDean, the first cover (above) encapsulates DiCaprio in Loro Piana’s luxurious ensemble while Gladstone exudes sophistication in a Chloé cape and dress, accentuated by a necklace from Elias Not Afraid and earrings from Patricia Michaels.
A shift to monochrome unveils another artistic dimension in the second cover (below). DiCaprio in a Gabriela Hearst rollneck and Gladstone enveloped in an Eighth Generation blanket and John Smedley rollneck, complemented by Don Supplee earrings and a Jennifer Younger necklace.
Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, curates a selection of attires from the crème de la crème of the fashion world. The silent whisper of luxury echoes in every stitch of creations from Jokuma, Giorgio Armani, to Alexander McQueen. With the expert touch of Orlando Pita and Pat McGrath, Gladstone’s visage mirrors celestial beauty, while Yoshimoto elevates DiCaprio’s iconic looks. Each page is a journey through visual storytelling perfected by Jin Soon Choi’s manicure artistry and Mary Howard’s enigmatic set designs.
Prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone divulged details of their partnership in Martin Scorsese’s monumental narrative during an interview. Portraying the real-life couple Ernest and Mollie Burkhart, they immerse themselves in the 1920s Osage Reservation tragedy in Oklahoma. DiCaprio, typically reserved and selective with interviews, candidly converses alongside Gladstone with journalist Afua Hirsch.
Praising Gladstone, DiCaprio expresses awe at her mesmerizing performance. “Lily is absolutely astonishing in this movie. She carries the entire film and the story,” he remarks. Scorsese’s immediate selection of Gladstone was prompted by the profound honesty radiating from her gaze, even through a digital interface.
The film, unraveling an overlooked chapter of American history, features the investigative journey into the systematic murders of the Osage community, co-starring notable actors like Robert De Niro Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion and Tantoo Cardinal. “It’s a completely forgotten part of American history, and an open wound that still festers,” asserts DiCaprio, underscoring the necessity of authentic storytelling to foster healing and reconciliation.
DiCaprio shares insights into Scorsese’s pivotal decision to reposition Gladstone’s Mollie as the narrative’s focal point, a move that shifted DiCaprio’s originally slated role as FBI agent Tom White to Plemons. “We weren’t immersed in the Osage story,” shares DiCaprio. ”There was this tiny, small scene between Mollie and Ernest that provoked such emotion in us at the reading, and we just started to penetrate into what that relationship was, because it was so twisted and bizarre and unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before.”
Apple, in partnership with Paramount Paramount, announced the film’s worldwide premiere slated for October 20th.