When Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, that much-satirised celebrity couple, were given their first American Vogue cover last month, they immediately asked for Leibovitz. The photographer was said to be reluctant at first, but the amount of money on offer was apparently too tempting to turn down. The resulting shots managed to make two of the most photographed people on the planet look enigmatic, glossy, romantic and ethereal. No matter how staged the images were or how much effort had gone into the studio production, Leibovitz's pictures seemed also to offer us a glimpse into the couple's intimacy, even, perhaps, a small sense of their vulnerability. … [Read more...] about Annie Leibovitz: can her magic now bring lustre back to M&S?
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