Scarlett Johansson for "Vogue."
Photo: Courtesy of Vogue
Hot on the heels of last night's L.A. premiere of Marvel's The Avengers, Vogue has just revealed their May issue cover girl: Scarlett Johansson. The Girl With A Pearl Earring turned action heroine is ravishing in this old Hollywood-inspired shoot with soft finger waves, deep red lips, and luxurious floor-length ensembles. ScarJo co-stars with fellow Avenger Mark Ruffalo for many of the inner page snaps, as well as a different kind of scene-stealer: a fully-grown LEOPARD, seen above toted on a leash.
With all things LOUCHE and EXOTIC parading before our eyeballs in this shot (I meannn, silk Vionnet dress + perfectly matching over-the-elbow Gaspar gloves + Delfina Delettrez jewels + Judith Leiber clutch + MASSIVE FELINE), our brains are momentarily working in overdrive to compute it all. We're too engaged with the beautifully alien perfection of Scarlett's hourglass shape, the spatial intelligence riddle that is that cape-sleeved gown with full-length gloves and the indeterminate location to take any good hard looks at that suspect jungle cat.
We literally high-fived in the MTV Style office when we found out that Teen Vogue's May cover girl was Katy Perry. We think she's the perfect gal to grace the pages of a young, fash-forward mag because she's always taking fun style risks while keeping her confidence in check. In one of our favorite images from the spread (seriously, this could be an ad campaign!), Katy channels her inner vintage vixen in a black and white polka dot Oscar de la Renta dress and black heels. She also sported a birdcage Victoria Grant headpiece over her twisted back bright blue 'do (which matches her nails!) for a throwback feel we're seriously loving. Katy's modern-meets-pinup style is definitely reflected in her fashion icons. She told Teen Vogue, "I love Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Wood, Judy Jetson, and Wonder Woman." She continued, "I'm still doing the pinup thing, but now when I do it, I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner. But I've always been quirky—it probably started when I was nine years old, and my father used to wake me up at seven every Saturday morning to take me to garage sales. I couldn't afford the clothes that the other girls at school were wearing, so instead I looked for things that were unique to me." Ahhh, now it's all starting to make sense!