ART & DESIGN

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

W‘s favorite photographers offer a vernissage of never before seen images of the women they’ve captured—and who’ve captivated them.

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“I chose to photograph my daughter, Ruby, because I thought she represented the exuberance of youth combined with the age-old fantasy of fashion.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“For someone else’s camera, I get self-conscious, but I like experimenting with ideas alone in front of my own camera, using myself in an abstract way. It’s a different head space.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“In the past 10 years, we have witnessed a total revolution in image making. A new form of imagery is being created that can no longer be called just photography, as it shares nothing with that medium’s defining parameters. Daphne Guinness and designer Gareth Pugh perfectly embody that spirit of technological and artistic change, so I felt they were very appropriate subjects for W’s 40th-anniversary issue. Vive la révolution!”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“I do not know what a W woman is for the future. It just felt right to photograph what is close to me—my daughter Lola is becoming a woman very fast, and I find that very exciting.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“This photo represents past, present, and future. Real beauty is simple, deep, and timeless.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“We shot this picture about a year ago at the Gramercy Park Hotel. When Tilda ­Swinton got there, she told me that she wasn’t going to leave until we did a great picture. I loved that!”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“This picture of Ginevra Elkann Gaetani was taken last summer in Paris, in an unlikely garden retreat. It looked rather like a set in a Chekhov play.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“This image is about a modern woman who is a revolutionary, a woman who is fearless in expressing her contradictions and beliefs. She embodies the masculine and the feminine.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“Kate Bush, for me, encompasses the ­passionate heroine with a tender ­ordinariness, kind of like a mother going into battle.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“The nineties were a different time. Models like Amber Valletta seemed more important and graced the covers of magazines because we did not have the celebrity culture that we have today.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“I love Pat McGrath.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“Ideally, the future will be a better and more accepting place than where we are today. This collage represents a diversity in beauty, shape, and ethnicity.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“It is a picture of optimism and self-reliance—pulling oneself up and all that…”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“I just loved the lighting, the girl, the mood. She’s very impressive, very strong. The woman of the future is strong.”

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Stylist: Patrick Mackie

“For us, Lady Gaga epitomizes the ultimate woman of today. She will inspire a lifetime of women and men to aim toward reaching their full potential, both conceptually and spiritually.”

Walker Subject: Kate Bush; Hair by Malcolm Edwards; makeup by Sam Bryant. Set Design by Andy Hillman; costumes by Hazel Pethig; armor by Robert Allsopp; Photography Assistants: Emma Dalzell, James Stopforth; Photographed at Shotover Country Park, Oxfordshire. Turbeville Subject: Ginevra Elkann Gaetani; Styling by Robert Rabensteiner. Dress By Ulyana Sergeenko