Vogue Interviews Dakota Johnson

I have uploaded new photoshoot of Dakota Johnson for Vogue US February issue.

On the eve of becoming notorious with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey,Dakota Johnson, its under-the-radar star, relishes her last moments of anonymity.

My most favorite thing about London,” confides Dakota Johnson on the first day of our madcap foray into the capital’s Fashion Week, “is that nobody recognizes me. It’s really . . . cool.”

At this point, it must be noted, Dakota hardly recognizes herself: She’s temporarily a flaxen blonde, and an overeager hairdresser has chopped something approximating sideburns into her tousled mane. “I’m not the kind of person who is like, ‘What have you done?!’ ” Dakota shrugs. “I’m like, ‘I love it!’ ”

But although she passes generally unnoticed by the city’s paparazzi as they scramble to photograph Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne, et al, that situation, it can safely be assumed, will soon change dramatically once Dakota, 25, embodies Anastasia Steele, the adventuresome heroine in the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, E L James’s erotic best seller (“a very dark Grimm’s fairy tale, told for adults,” as director Sam Taylor-Johnson describes it). The Fifty Shades trilogy’s critical lambasting was rewarded with sales of 100 million copies worldwide, and the movie, a very alternative love story that opens on Valentine’s Day weekend, might just make Dakota this decade’s Vivien Leigh. [Read more]

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