Imogen Poots: Generation W

Today’s rule breakers are tomorrow’s household names.


“I honestly have not seduced any older men,” says the 24-year-old British actress Imogen Poots. “I swear!” Onscreen, though, she’s had more than her share of May-to-December trysts, with the likes of Mark Ivanir in last year’s A Late Quartet and Michael Douglas in 2009’s Solitary Man. Equally adept at drama and comedy, and able to skew younger or older than her years, Poots has a variety of high-profile projects on her docket: a Jimi Hendrix biopic, a Nick Hornby romance, a rom-com with Zac Efron, and even a top-secret Terrence Malick film. “Maybe if I play adults, I can let the rest of my life devolve into childlike behavior,” she says. “I’m not really in a rush to grow up.”

Generation W

Chloe Grace Moretz

“A good magician never reveals her secrets.”

Calvin Klein Collection pants; (from top) David Yurman necklace, Tiffany & Co. necklace; (from left) David Yurman necklace (worn as a bracelet), Prada bracelet. Beauty note: Brunettes get texture with Sachajuan Dark Volume Powder.

Lea Seydoux

“I like the difficulty of nudity sometimes.”

Léa Seydoux wears a AG Adriano Goldschmied jacket; Valentino pullover; Tiffany & Co. necklace (throughout).

Olivia Bee

“My awkward phase is well documented on an old Flickr page,” Bee confesses. “I don’t show it to anyone.”

Olivia Bee wears a Marc Jacobs sweater; her own nose ring.

Imogen Poots

“I’m not really in a rush to grow up.”

Imogen Poots wears an Isabel Marant tank top; J Brand jeans; her own bracelets.

Kacey Musgraves

“My favorite music is blunt and honest,” Musgraves says.

Kacey Musgraves wears a Chloé blouse; her own nose ring.

Amy Seimetz in 2013. Photo by Craig McDean. Styled by Felicia Garcia-Rivera.

Danai Gurira

“Certain women turn into warriors when things are dire.”

Danai Gurira wears a Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons jacket and pants.

Mickey Sumner

“I was once the world’s worst model,” jokes the actress Mickey Sumner.

Mickey Sumner wears a Calvin Klein Underwear T-shirt; Eres bra; Rag & Bone shorts; (from top) Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. necklace, David Yurman necklace.