Tilda Swinton is an avant garde fashion muse, an actress too cool for the A-list, and newest gay icon on the block. The NY Times Style Magazine,T, put the 44 year old on the cover of the women’s fashion issue this past weekend and in doing so solidified her status as one of this generation’s greatest chameleons alongside Bjork and Madonna.
Her movie roles have been as unique as the actress herself. She played a man in Orlando, a troubled mother of a homosexual son in The Deep End, and is about to play the white witch in the Chronicles of Narnia.
She plays the role of muse with equal intensity and has been saluted by Viktor and Rolf, Hussein Chalayan, and Stefano Pilati. The NYT’s photo-shoot, shot by Raymond Meier, captures her versatility and wonder perfectly.