Behind the Scenes of O's 15th Anniversary Cover Shoot
For the cover of our 15th anniversary issue, Oprah got her glam on.
They are sewing up my dress so you don't see my bra-ssiere," said Oprah, holding still so tailor Nile Cmylo could stitch the back of her elegant Xscape gown. "And Lord knows I have to wear a bra-ssiere. Bra is not a bad word, people!" Foundation laid, Oprah channeled her inner Elizabeth Taylor to vamp it up old Hollywood–style...until a new problem breezed in. "The wind machine is making my eyes tear," she said, before urging the crew to pick up the pace: "Let's shoot this thing!"
Fashion editor Jenny Capitain, Cmylo (stitching Oprah's dress) and hairstylist Andre Walker.
Manicurist Roseann Singleton and makeup artist Derrick Rutledge prep Oprah for the shoot.
Amid a sea of colored earrings...
...classic white diamonds from Leviev were the stars.
O creative director Adam Glassman peruses necklace options.
Rutledge plays up Oprah's brows. (To try this look, use Lancôme Sourcils Tint Eyebrow Pen, $26; Sephora.com
The elegant long-sleeved dress contenders.
Cmylo amps up the wattage of Oprah's on-trend navy gown by adding Swarovski crystals.
"It's very iconic," said Oprah of the first-ever black-and-white O magazine cover.
Walker perfects Oprah's hair while photographer Ruven Afanador gets his shots.