In Vanity Fair’s September 2023 issue, the spotlight is rightfully on Riley Keough, the talented actress of “Daisy Jones & the Six” fame. Under the lens of photographer Mario Sorrenti, Keough’s poised stance oozes confidence. Dressed in a sleek Emporio Armani top paired with Giorgio Armani leggings, she beautifully balances grace with edginess. Her feet, ensconced in Jimmy Choo, further accentuate her fierce demeanor, while glinting pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels add a touch of sophisticated opulence.
Styled by Nicola Formichetti for the cover story, Keough shines in a curated ensemble featuring elite labels like Chanel, Nili Lotan, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. The collaborative efforts of styling, hair by Tomo Jidai, make-up by Frank B, and manicure by Honey culminate seamlessly, underscored by Philipp Haemmerle’s meticulous set design.
In the heart of Hollywood, where stories often shimmer with glamour, Riley Keough‘s tale is one of profound depth and resilience. Graceland, a name synonymous with the Presley legacy, holds a myriad of emotions for Keough. “Sharing Graceland with the world was her idea from the start,” she reflects, her voice tinged with nostalgia. Yet, as time has passed, the estate has transformed from a place of joy to one of sorrow, especially with the loss of her younger brother, whom she fondly remembers as her “twin“, a “very special soul.”
Keough’s journey has been punctuated with moments of intense grief, but also of strength. She recalls the last time she saw her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, after the Golden Globes, noting the radiant beauty she exuded. When asked about her mother’s legacy, Keough’s voice resonates with pride and admiration. “She was just so unapologetically herself… a lioness – a fierce woman, and a really wonderful mother,” she says, her words painting a vivid portrait of a woman who faced life’s adversities with unparalleled tenacity.
Yet, amidst the heartache, Keough has found solace in her craft. Reese Witherspoon, speaking of Keough’s role in ”Daisy Jones & the Six”, notes the raw emotion she brought to the screen, especially in the latter episodes, where her character’s unraveling mirrors her own personal journey.