Dakota Johnson is in Full Bloom

The singer strikes a ideal note in her latest purpose as a Gucci redolence muse.

While we wait in a corridor outward a hotel room where my 15-minute speak with Dakota Johnson will take place, one of her handlers pleasantly suggests that we not ask anything about Fifty Shades of Grey. “She’s also removing a small tired, so try to make your questions engaging and she’ll perk up.” #nopressure

I am ushered in and take a chair on a beige sectional. we grin during another handler who is seated opposite from me, prepared to fasten and time my speed-date discuss with Johnson, one of 3 muses for a new incense Gucci Bloom. The 27-year-old singer is solemnly pacing in a adjacent room, no doubt girding her loins for another interview.

Moments later, she walks in and sensitively sits on a building in front of me. She is barefoot and dressed in understated—at slightest for Gucci—black tux pants and a beige silk top. Her makeup is minimal, and her fringed and layered haircut, c/o luminary hairstylist Mark Townsend, has me rethinking my no-bangs policy. She takes a sip of iced coffee and looks up. “You’re median done,” we say, perplexing to be encouraging. “What?” she responds, staring during another handler opposite a room. After being positive that her day is scarcely over, she laughs and says, “Like, how distant do those windows open?!”

She’s had a chaotic few days, that have enclosed walking a red runner during a Met Gala with Gucci’s artistic director, Alessandro Michele, and attending a incense launch celebration during MoMA PS1 in Queens with her associate redolence muses, Petra Collins and Hari Nef. we start a discuss by seeking her what strain or book pretension best reflects a past 24 hours of her life.

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“Oh, my God. That’s such a fucking good question,” she says, smiling. “Give me 3 seconds.” She reaches for her phone and starts scrolling by her music. “I don’t know. Hmm…that’s a craziest question,” she laughs and looks up. At a 1:50 notation mark, we advise we pierce on. I’ve mislaid a minute, and there’s copiousness to cover.

Let’s start with her take on what it means to be one of Michele’s Gucci girls—a pretension that confers present retro-cool status. Since a Italian engineer took over in Jan 2015, his change in conform can’t be overstated. “Guccification,” that was reportedly initial spoken by Yves Saint Laurent as a impact for being too blingy, is now formula for a creative, melodramatic and quirky character that he has championed and that other designers now enviously emulate.

Johnson says she’s celebrated to be compared with an “incredibly cool” code that elevates fashion—and now perfume—to an art form that encourages women to be authentic and loyal to themselves. The span met during one of Michele’s initial shows for Gucci and became quick friends. Earlier that day during a QA event with journalists, a engineer described Johnson as a “super-sweet diva,” adding that “she doesn’t caring to be a diva. She’s a woman.”

Photography by Carlo Mendoza

Being authentic is critical to Johnson as it informs how she approaches her work as an actress. Being cool—or essay to be viewed in a certain way—holds no lean with her. This explains her rhythmical appearance in amicable media. She doesn’t have a Twitter comment though suggests she could “nail it” with some of her one-line zingers.

On Instagram, she has an considerable post-to-follower ratio of 3 to 1.7 million. Her initial and—at a time of this interview—only post is antiquated Aug 11, 2015. It was a cover shot of her on AnOther magazine, that coincided with a recover of A Bigger Splash. It garnered some-more than 290,000 likes and 38,000 comments. “I like that photograph,” she explains, when asked since she posted it. “I only consider that design represents me in an accurate and honest way.”

The Austin-born singer explains that she has a love-hate attribute with amicable media—perhaps it’s a publicity-weary opinion that happens when your relatives are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, your stepdad is Antonio Banderas and your grandmother is iconic Hitchcock troubadour Tippi Hedren.

“I’ve had private Instagram accounts where we post humorous things or we can follow my friends, and that’s nice, though afterwards we only get ill of it,” she explains. “I don’t feel a need to display myself in that way…. we onslaught with this since we could use amicable media as a height to speak about issues that I’m ardent about and to bond with people who wish to speak about art or music, though we can do that with people we know.”

When we ask her what competence prompt a second post, she pauses before responding: “I don’t know. we don’t consider about it.” Nine days after we chat, she re-grammed a shot of Thom Yorke from Pitchfork. The Radiohead frontman is scoring a strain for a arriving Suspiria, a fear film in that Johnson co-stars with Tilda Swinton and Chloë Grace Moretz. The movie, that is a reconstitute of a 1977 magic cult classical from Dario Argento, is about a ballet tyro who attends a prestigious propagandize that is covering adult a array of occult-style murders. It’s Johnson’s second film with Swinton, whom she describes as “brilliant.”

At a try-out for that film, Johnson recalls being greatly nervous. “I only couldn’t trust that it was happening—that we was going to fly to this island off Sicily and do a list review with some of my favourite actors of all time,” she recalls. “My stress is so tricky. It becomes like a uncanny self-sabotage—like a uncanny small gremlin that we can’t control.” Despite revelation herself that she couldn’t do it and that she wasn’t good enough, Johnson was means to lift herself together. But even currently she isn’t certain how she did it. “It’s a sum process,” she says and afterwards pauses. “I only did it.”

It’s a same integrity that’s pushing her to star in and executive-produce a film that she says chronicles one of a “biggest missteps in American justice.” Unfit is a chronological courtroom play about a Virginia lady named Carrie Buck who was sterilized when she was 18 as she was deemed an “undesirable.” “It’s a really shameful and really thespian story to tell cinematically, and it’s also traffic with impossibly heated theme matter that is impossibly timely,” says Johnson, who is an active believer of Planned Parenthood. “It’s about a many elemental thing a lady can do and should have a right to do.” (Just before this story went to press, Johnson posted a couple to a Planned Parenthood video on her Instagram feed with an comical note: She couldn’t “figure out how to ‘post’ or ‘repost’ or duplicate and fucking pulp a thingy into a thingy. How on Gods immature earth do we get a small video into a design square.”)

Her other passion plan is Action in Africa, a village growth plan that her childhood best crony launched in Uganda. Encouraging creativity—whether by dance, music, storytelling or art—is a hallmark of a program. “We’re during a indicate where there’s so most difficulty all over a world, and it’s unfit to save everyone’s life,” says Johnson. “But it’s not unfit to strew a small light and move creativity into a lives of these kids.” She says a module gives children a possibility to dream and to comprehend that they can invent something in their heads that can make them happy.

The handler opposite from me lets me know it’s time to wrap. My 15 mins are up. As I’m leaving, we jokingly ask Johnson if she has suspicion of a strain that defines her past few days. “Oh, God!” she laughs, and afterwards creates a pfft sound. Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” comes to my mind as we leave a room and pass another author watchful in a wings.

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