Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl
The worlds of fashion and entertainment are incredibly public places. While the creation of these media is mostly done in private, their presentation is nearly always for the masses – with the work that goes into their fabrication a closely-guarded secret.
But secrecy is not confined to entertainment. Everyone has worlds that they keep private: white lies, hidden stories from the past, parts of one’s personality that only come out at night. For us, this mystery, the tales that play out behind the curtain, is endlessly alluring. In this exciting new issue of Schön!, we’ve decided to pierce this veil and welcome you to the clandestine. This is Schön! 44: Behind Closed Doors.
We dive right in with cover star Halle Bailey, who dazzles in Pandora as she describes how real-life isolation informed her interpretation of Ariel, in Disney’s update of The Little Mermaid. Meanwhile, in a faraway galaxy, Pom Klementieff, shining in Valentino, reveals how she got into character for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, before hinting at a top-secret plan for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
Justice Smith, wearing CALVIN KLEIN, tells us about thriller Sharper, where no one is quite who they seem, and how role-play was made real in Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Truth meets fiction for Dylan Sprouse, dressed in GANT, as he draws parallels between campus comedy Beautiful Disaster and his own real-life love story.
Styled in jewellery by Pandora, rising star Ariana Greenblatt confesses to using cookies and candy to bag her role in Barbie, and takes us behind-the-scenes of the star-studded Borderlands. We get another glimpse behind-the-scenes from Dark star Lisa Vicari, as she captivates us in CHANEL while describing her journey to the Wild West in Django.
Fear the Walking Dead favourite Alycia Debnam-Carey explores loss and betrayal in dramas Saint X and The Flowers of Alice Hart and opens up about the challenges of making her directorial debut. The equally open Grace Van Dien talks about channeling her own trauma and vulnerability in both Stranger Things and her new film What Comes Around.
We discover the real Nathy Peluso, as the Argentinian recording star discusses her on stage and off stage personas. Model and philanthropist Gustav Magnar Witzøe tells us about his childhood, charitable work and the man beyond Instagram, while skateboarder extraordinaire and style icon Ishod Wair philosophises about the heart and soul of his sport. Talking of sport, we join with BMW Motorrad to tell a love story of the bond between biker and bike. And finally, we escape to Sicily for an incredible trek to the seaside with Emporio Armani.
We love our secrets, but sometimes, a secret must be shared. Explore the enigma ofSchön! 44 – and maybe share some secrets of your own.