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Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Bono–talk about moral support! When Penelope Cruz was asked to be the guest editor of French Vogue‘s latest issue, the Oscar-winning actress called upon some very famous friends to help her out. For the May issue–traditionally dedicated to the Cinema and the Cannes Film Festival– Cruz corralled Streep, Winslet and Moore as models and talked Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Bono and others into collaborating. “She was very intense and precise about what she wanted,” Olivier Lalanne, the magazine’s associate editor-in-chief told WWD. The resulting magazine–which hits Paris newsstands Friday, April 23–has three cover choices featuring Cruz with her A-list entourage. Inside, black and white photography accompanies Penelope’s winning editorial mix, including an interview between Spanish director Pedro Aldomovar and French screen legend Jeanne Moreau, some personal photographs of Salma Hayek, Javiar Bardem and Sean Penn, and a photo layout featuring Vanessa Paradis in Shanghai. Get a sneak peek at Penelope’s very stylish issue online at–Peter Mikelbank


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