Tom Ford has become something of a crack-addict of late; from bearing all in a W magazine spread to his Amber Nude line of Estee Lauder cosmetics, the guy has just about gone naked-crazy. So when he was offered the guest editorship of this year's Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, well, let's just say there were more than a few silent prayers around the Conde Nast HQ that he would steer clear of any Elizabeth Taylor tribute photo essays. Luckily, that potentially mass-traumatizing crisis was averted, which is not to say Ford's bareness bias did not lead to complications:
Ford had prearranged with [Rachel] McAdam
s rep, Wolf Kasteller
s Amy Van Iden, for the in-demand Red Eye actress to appear naked in a group portrait of Hollywood
s breathtaking beauties-of-the-moment, alongside Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, and others. [...]
When she arrived on the L.A. set and found out what Ford had in mind, we
re told she turned tail and promptly fired Van Iden.
We must say, this is impressive, even by standards of the hot new modest actress trend. For McAdams, widely thought to be poised for breakout superstardom, rubbing parts against Knightley and Johansson could be just that added X-factor material for A-list producers to linger over, office door closed, hold all calls please, before deciding she is the perfect face to launch their next nine-figure tentpole production.