I saw someone note that this cover looks very much like an American Vogue cover — especially as compared to the usual work of Harper’s UK, which tends to be dreamier. (Although their previous Cate cover was pretty standard, and actually perhaps not quite as adept as this one.) I think part of the reason for that is because American Vogue LOVES the Hello, I’m In a Field set-up for its covers.

I am, however, delighted to note that Cate has fallen back on her old tic of posing for photos as if they’ve just photoshopped out the cigarette in her hand:


Also seen here, and here. Although, honestly, although I do not smoke, if Cate Blanchett, wearing a sparkly suit in field, were to ask my for a light, I WOULD FIND HER ONE.

[Photos: Harper’s Bazaar UK]