Nov 19, 2017 @ 7:00 AM
InStyle Magazine Covers: 2015
1. January, Jessica ChastainThe Oscar-nominated actress had two new films in theaters when she appeared on our January cover: Interstellar and A Most Violent Year. Wearing a vibrant top and trousers by Celine (with a necklace by Chloe and bracelets by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Tiffany & Co., and Vita Fede), Chastain told us how she values playing substantial, interesting women: "As an audience member I go to the movies a lot, and I want to see women portrayed like the ones I know-women who are really intelligent and strong and vulnerable," she said. "I'm not interested in playing a stereotype."
2. February, Jennifer AnistonFor her sixth appearance on InStyle's cover, a glowing Aniston wore a red dress by Valentino, earrings by Neil Lane, and a cuff by H. Stern. Inside the magazine, the 46-year-old star confessed that her 40s were her best years yet. "It may be harder to shed those extra pounds," she shared, "but all of this stuff (she circles her head with her fingers) is fabulous. Just thinking about the girl I was at 20-something or even 30-something-there were so many questions, so many worries, so much wasted brain space on things that really don't matter."
3. March, Kerry Washington
The new mom and Scandal star appeared on our March 2015 cover wearing pastel Salvatore Ferragamo, signaling the return of spring. Inside, Washington talked about her hit show, her brand-new baby daughter, and the rise of feminism. "The world is shifting," she told us. "It's no longer about powerful men and the women behind them. It's about powerful people, men and women both."
4. April, Kate Winslet
When the Oscar winner appeared on our April cover (wearing a bright orange top by Ralph Lauren Collection), she had a new baby, a new husband, and a slew of new roles, including Insurgent and A Little Chaos, to be excited about. Inside, she dished about motherhood, friendship, and the secret to her success. "Never, ever take it for granted," Winslet told us. "You can never stop learning. You need to keep pushing yourself, keep trying to get better at what you do, even if it scares you."
6. June, Mindy Kaling
For her first-ever appearance as an InStyle cover girl, Kaling wore a navy Michael Kors dress with floral accents. We fell hard for the hilarious actress-author-producer (talk about a triple threat!) after she spilled candid details about her life, career, and occasional splurges. "After Season 1 of The Mindy Project, I bought myself a men’s Rolex," Kaling says, "just because it made me feel a little gangster." That she is.
7. July, Zoë Saldana
At our July cover shoot, new mom Zoë Saldana snacked on Whole Foods trail mix and sang "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics, all while her twin boys, Cy and Bowie, hung out nearby. "I had forgotten how much fun shoots can be!" The actress said. On the cover, Saldana wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress, bracelet and ring by Dior Fine Jewelry, and rings by Jane Taylor Jewelry. Inside the issue, she discussed being a positive role model for other women: "I love what I do as an artist, but to me it's very important that I leave a mark, that I leave something substantial for women to sort of hold onto and be able to use."
8. August, Eva Longoria
Inside this issue, Longoria showed off her serious side, talking politics, charity, and the challenges (and triumphs) of producing television shows. At our cover shoot at a private estate and beach in Oyster Bay, N.Y., the 40-year-old #girlboss shed her self-professed “control freak” tendencies and got a little playful, rocking out (and singing along) to tracks like “Your Love” by The Outfield and Blondie’s “The Tide Is High,” all while letting her petite-yet-curvy frame do the work in looks by Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, and Burberry, as seen on our cover.
9. September, Anne Hathaway
The Oscar-winning actress graced our much-anticipated September issue in head-to-toe Dior, and appeared inside our pages in stripped-down classics—including flats. She stated with a smile, "I was very happy that the majority of the looks were not shot in heels, because I am a sane person."
10. October, Sofia Vergara
The sassy and beautiful actress appeared on our October cover in a Jason Wu dress, accessorized with earrings by Sidney Garber, and a bracelet by Aurélie Bidermann. “The shoot today was a lot of fun,” Vergara stated. “We covered a lot of looks in a very small amount of time so that’s always very exciting to have so many changes of clothes.”
11. Drew Barrymore, November
The actress was styled in Stella McCartney and Valentino for the November shoot, which took place at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan. Between takes, she approved bindings for her new book of personal stories, Wildflower ($17; amazon.com), coordinated deliveries of her Flower Beauty line, and curated a playlist.
12. Gwen Stefani, December
Stefani modeled couture looks by Atelier Versace, Chanel, Valentino, and Carolina Herrera for our December issue. A designer herself for more than a decade, the musician loved getting up close with the intricate designs. “Being able to wear couture clothes is really special,” she says. “These are works of art, and I get to play around like I’m a big Barbie.”
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January, Jessica Chastain
The Oscar-nominated actress had two new films in theaters when she appeared on our January cover: Interstellar and A Most Violent Year. Wearing a vibrant top and trousers by Celine (with a necklace by Chloe and bracelets by Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, Tiffany & Co., and Vita Fede), Chastain told us how she values playing substantial, interesting women: "As an audience member I go to the movies a lot, and I want to see women portrayed like the ones I know-women who are really intelligent and strong and vulnerable," she said. "I'm not interested in playing a stereotype."
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