The Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award winner Viola Davis takes the cover of Vanity Fair‘s July August 2020 edition lensed by fashion photographer Dario Calmese. In charge of styling was Elizabeth Stewart, who for the cover selected Max Mara look, with earrings from Pomellato. Set design is courtesy of Lizzie Lang, with art direction from Natalie Matutschovksy. Beauty is work of hair stylist Jamika Wilson, makeup artist Autumn Moultrie, and manicurist Christina Aviles Aude.
I feel like my entire life has been a protest. My production company is my protest. Me not wearing a wig at the Oscars in 2012 was my protest. It is a part of my voice, just like introducing myself to you and saying, ‘Hello, my name is Viola Davis. – Viola Davis
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