For this year’s Directors Issue, Bong Joon Ho, Noah Baumbach, and Quentin Tarantino collaborated with the W team and the photographers Lee Jae Hyuk, Stephen Shore, and Angelo Pennetta to create distinctive cinematic worlds featuring the muses Cho Yeo Jeong, Debbie Harry, and Margaret Qualley and Mikey Madison. Shot on location in Los Angeles and New York City, the productions brought together dozens of fashion editors, makeup artists, videographers, assistants, and a few furry friends. Here, go behind the scenes with some of the people—and animals—who made our three cover stories happen.
“Domestic Bliss” Starring Cho Yeo Jeong. Directed by Bong Joon Ho. Photographed by Lee Jae Hyuk. Styled by Sara Moonves.
“Life of the Party” Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Margaret Qualley and Mikey Madison. Photographed by Angelo Pennetta. Styled by Sara Moonves.
“Queen of New York” Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Debbie Harry. Photographed by Stephen Shore. Styled by Sara Moonves.