Spanish actress Penélope Cruz takes the cover story of W Magazine‘s Directors Issue Volume 2 captured by the Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodóvar. In charge of styling was Katie Grand, with tailoring from Alison O’Brien, and production by Martin Becerra and Paula Bustos at North Six. Beauty is work of hair and makeup artist Pablo Iglesias for Lancôme at NS Management, and manicurist Lucero Hurtado for OPI.
If I can tell the story of Spain through anyone, it would be Penélope. Her character has always been maternal in the best possible way. Even when she was so young, she always had that capacity, that generosity, that gift. – Pedro Almodóvar
I have wanted to play Carmen since I was 4.I was a ballet dancer, and Carmen is one of the great roles in ballet. When Pedro told me that we were reimagining Carmen, I was so happy. – Penélope Cruz
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