Hollywood’s most regal star, Julianne Moore, is the July cover. Inspired by the couture catwalks, this is the 58-year-old actress as you have never seen her before, wearing custom-made feather eyelashes by make-up artist Hung Vanngo to complement her dramatic Prada dress. The ultimate fashion muse, she transformed into a different character for every look, including the dazzling chartreuse sequinned Valentino Haute Couture gown, which she chose to wear again at the Met Gala.
Over brunch in Manhattan’s West Village, the Oscar-winner spoke to Jane Mulkerrins about family, fame and holding it all together. Indeed, she gets candid about deciding to start a family in her thirties, having grown up in the late Seventies when the idea of having a career was more important. ‘It wasn’t until I was in my early thirties and I was really unhappy that I realised I hadn’t made my personal life a priority. I realised: “I really want this. I want to be married. I want to have children,”’ she says. ‘This idea that you can do whatever you want at whatever time, it’s not true in terms of work and it’s not true in terms of having a family.’
Elsewhere in the interview, she opens up about meeting Gloria Steinem, who she is playing in upcoming film The Glorias: A Life on the Road, saying: ‘She’s so kind and very self-deprecating, with a great sense of humour. But I can ever talk around her. I can never think of anything to say. I just kind of… disintegrate.’
A favourite with designers, she counts Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford as good friends, and was shocked at the former’s passing earlier this year. ‘Losing Karl was a shock to everybody, because he was one of those people who we all believed would live forever,’ she explains. ‘He was so vital, so present, he did everything himself. Whenever you went to the atelier he was right there, working.’
The July issue of Tatler will be on newsstands on Thursday 23 May.