Photograph by Craig McDean. Styled by Edward Enninful. Hair by Didier Malige at Art Partner; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior; manicure by Chelsea King for Orly at Celestine Agency. Set design by Miguel Bento at Streeters.
Even without her lasso and shield, Gal Gadot looks as though she could save the world. Like her comic book alter ego, Gadot is stunning and skyscraper tall, with a gracious, lovely demeanor. In W‘s May 2017 cover, she is every bit the Wonder Woman she portrays in the upcoming blockbuster, the first time in more than a decade a woman will headline a superhero film. Whether she’s baring her shoulders in a Burberry trench or looking seductive in nothing but a coquettish Gucci cardigan and Hermès swimsuit, the former Miss Israel and mother of two is the Wonder Woman we need today, a beacon of truth, beauty, love, and goodness in an uncertain age.