Photoshoot: Christina Hendricks for Harper’s Bazaar, November 2010


Remember a few weeks ago when, after the Emmy’s, Christina Hendricks was all over the fashion news because of a  quote that was run in the Scottish Daily Record? Media outlets ranging from The Cut to the UK Daily Mail to bloggers worldwide (Wendy Brandes did a great post on the topic here) were talking about what she had reportedly said:

“People have been saying some nice, wonderful things about me. Yet not one designer in town will loan me a dress. They only lend out a size 0 or 2. So I’m still struggling for someone to give me a darn dress.”

In my opinion, the article had made her sound very UN-Christina-like.  She sounded extremely entitled, and a more than a bit like a spoiled, whiny brat.  So I defended her more than a few times.  I have followed her interviews enough that it seemed – to me – that something was “off” about the whole thing.  Yes, she had commented in the past about the difficulties her size caused when it came to dressing in designer gowns, but this latest quote seemed particularly out of character.

Fast forward to this quote from the November 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar:

Years ago in an interview, Christina said it was difficult to find a dress that wasn’t a sample size, and she recently saw that quote recycled in a British tabloid. “I was like, Whoa! First of all, I am so grateful any time I get to wear one of these great dresses, and since the show has gotten more popular, I’ve had the opportunity to wear the most amazing designers. I mean, L’Wren Scott? How did that happen?” She is also a huge admirer of John Galliano. “Oh, Galliano,” she faux swoons. “Forever and ever and ever. I don’t care what he does, whether it’s leather, delicate lace, or anything. I’ll carry a riding crop down the red carpet.”

It looks like my instincts were right, and the topic and quote was used by the Daily Record as a way to drum up publicity.   I won’t judge her on an old quote, but rather the things she says today… and although she still references the difficulties she has fitting into sizes, she also admits that she is fortunate in that she has numerous opportunities to wear designer pieces.  She sounds neither entitled nor whiny – just grateful.

To read the rest of the interview, click here. Check out the photos by Terry Richardson and behind-the-scenes video below.

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Photoshoot Details:
Harper’s Bazaar, November 2010
Photographer: Terry Richardson

What do you think of the shoot? Pretty low-key for Terry Richardson, right?

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  • Heather Fonseca October 12, 2010, 12:25 AM

    As usual I totally missed the drama, but I’m glad I heard about it here first. I do so love seeing a not-skinny WOMAN in fashion shoots. I think the photos are OK. Like a lot of people I just love seeing her in vintage-esque fashions. I find these photos seem to me to be almost 1970’s or early 80’s in flavor.

    • Beautifully Invisible October 13, 2010, 9:03 PM

      The drama was kind of intense after the Emmy’s. Hearing that they were old and recycled wasn’t a surprise to me at all!

      I think this shoot mostly surprises me because it’s Terry’s work, and it’s so UN-Terry like. I like it. It’s not one of my faves, but I like it. I think I lean more towards an early 80s feel than 1970s, but I can see that.

  • Anonymous October 7, 2010, 1:50 PM

    She’s gorgeous and has real screen presence! Love her look in the cover shoot!

    The media can play foul at times, comes with being rich and famous or just being an actor!

  • Anonymous October 7, 2010, 6:20 AM

    She really is fabulous! I’m not really a fan of the shoot but maybe that’s because I prefer to see her in Mad Men-esque attire? Glad to hear she’s not an entitled brat, although I hadn’t heard that quote 🙂

    • Beautifully Invisible October 7, 2010, 6:58 PM

      That quote was driving me absolutely bonkers for awhile, because it just made her look really bad. So glad it turned out to be something recycled and non-relevant!

  • Anonymous October 7, 2010, 2:17 AM

    That’s surprisingly classy for Terry Richardson. And you know how she swoons over Galliano? That’s how I swoon over Christina. “Forever and ever and ever.” I don’t care how the tabloids portray her!

    xo Marissa
    (The Well-Appointed Catwalk)

  • Monique October 7, 2010, 1:12 AM

    She looks ridiculously sexy in all these photos! Love her fire red locks!!

  • Casee Marie October 6, 2010, 9:23 PM

    Of course it had to be Terry. But, I mean, look at it! There’s no skeeviness! I didn’t look at these pictures and see his name screaming at me like with so many other things he’s done. It’s classy. Christina’s classy. I love it.

    I’m not loving the cover, though – so much text! They just barely left enough room for her pretty face.

    • Beautifully Invisible October 7, 2010, 6:56 PM

      I know, I did a double take when I read who the photographer was! I agree re: the cover – I hate when magazine’s do that in general, regardless of who is on the cover! Text overload is never a good thing.

  • Tanvi A. October 6, 2010, 8:53 PM

    She looks seriously wicked! [in a good way!]

  • MJ October 6, 2010, 7:41 PM

    It’s crazy how people love to take an old quote and run with it!

    These photo shoot is gorgeous! She had just made me a fan of the highwaisted pants! I was a little iffy about them due to my size 14/16 curves but seeing her in them has given me faith! 🙂