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On The Cover: Lea Michele
When: September 29
Where: Tony Duquette's Dawnridge Residence, Beverly Hills
With Victoria, B.C., heartthrob Cory Monteith as her Glee co-star and beau (magnetic couple: check) and an album in the works (multi-platform career: check), Lea Michele is well on her way to icon status. Dawnridge, the Beverly Hills estate built by the late set designer and interior decorator Tony Duquette, was the perfect backdrop on which to shoot our burgeoning Broadway-turned-Hollywood starlet. Known for interiors that appeared luxe—he painted plaster to look like leather and marble—Duquette was a master of illusion. Half a century ago, Hollywood royalty from Mary Pickford to Doris Duke revelled in the showy estate’s faux yet magnificent halls. Duquette was Liza Minnelli’s godfather, and when it comes to multi-talented performers accustomed to OTT sets, there couldn’t be a more apt lurking spirit for our star: this generation’s non-conformist beauty with a big voice. — Emily Ramshaw
Lea Michele is wearing an Alberta Ferretti dress and a Stephen Webster ring. Photography, Max Abadian; hair, John D., TRESemmé Hair Care, starworksartists.com; makeup, Mélanie Inglessis, L’Oréal Paris, The Magnet Agency; nails, Jenna Hipp, HIPPxRGB, Nailing Hollywood; fashion director, Elizabeth Cabral.