Jun 15, 2011 12:00AM

James Franco x Agyness Deyn

Don't worry, it's not what you think!

Ladies, the important thing to know is that there's no need to panic. We haven't become a celebrity gossip magazine, and we're not here to inform you that Oyster's biggest crush has a new ladyfriend rather that he's picked up a camera and taken a few shots of ex-It Girl Agyness Deyn for Elle magazine.

The shoot, entitled 'Chateau Dreams', marks Franco's first foray into the world of fashion photography. Don't waste your time breathily posing the question, "Is there anything that man can't do?" because, if the perfectly composed images of Deyn, Natalia Bonifacci and Imogen Poots are anything to go by, the answer is clearly a resounding no.

Franco's fashion editorial is yet another extension of the actor/artist's fascination with Hollywood heart-throb James Dean, an obsession that began when he took the illustrious role of the screen legend in the 2001 biopic. 'Chateau Dreams' is a taster of Franco's Rebel exhibition at the Venice Biennale, a mixed-media showcase that looks at the significant influence of Dean's Rebel Without a Cause on American culture.

Words: Lillian McKnight

Latest


Juergen Teller Exhibition at Lehmann Maupin

Featuring portraits of Kristen McMenamy and Vivienne Westwood.


Barack Obama's Spotify Playlist

Includes No Doubt, Bruce Springsteen, Ricky Martin, Wilco.


ACMI Presents Click! Fashion Photographers on Film

Documentaries about Bill Cunningham, David Bailey, Brian Duffy and more.


Interview: Larysa Kondracki & Giveaway

We catch up with The Whistleblower writer/director.


James Franco x 7 For All Mankind

James Franco directs and shoots the campaign images and film.


Strummer AW12 Campaign

Tiah Eckhardt in a trailer park.


Exclusive: TOME NYFW AW12 Presentation

Designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin invites us into their studio for an exclusive look at their latest collection.


Watch: 'Cheerleader' by St. Vincent

Inspired by artist Ron Mueck.


Watch: 'Gee Up' by Kindness

Is this the best video of 2012?


Topshop Collaborates with Britain's New Generation

Including Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Marios Schwab and more.


Kj by Kirrily Johnston AW12 Campaign

The designer's basics / lounge line hits stores tomorrow.


Social Snaps: Wonders Cease Concept Store Launch

Last night at The Grand Social in Darlinghurst.


Test Shots of Miranda Kerr, Abbey Lee, Arizona Muse & More

Supermodels before they were supermodels from Wild Things book.


Alex Prager Shoots Hollywood Stars as Cinematic Villains

Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling and more as baddies.


ASOS SS12 Lookbook

We got pretty excited when this landed in our inbox.


Playground Weekender Second Announcement

Shapeshifter, Cameras, Paper Scissors, Guerre & more!


Look Inside Diane von Furstenberg's NY Apartment

See the designer's penthouse which sits above the DVF HQ.


Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Emily Barclay Come To Opera House

Please excuse us while we punch the air with glee.


Michelle Williams & Ed Ruscha x Band of Outsiders

The artist and the actress (not the ex?Destiny's Child member) star in the SS12 campaign.


Exclusive: Palms 'Summer Is Done With Us' Video & Interview

We premiere Palms' new clip, plus talk party tricks and snapped boners.


Deadly Ponies AW12

The NZ accessory label is all about fur and luxe.


Ryan Kenny Shoots Laneway Sydney

Festival photos on film.


Charlotte Free for Wildfox Couture

This new lookbook might make Tumblr explode.


Model of the Moment: Krystal Glynn

We profile Aussie model Krystal Glynn ahead of New York Fashion Week.


Watch: Sofia Coppola's Marni for H&M Commercial

Shot in Marrakech, starring Imogen Poots, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and more.


Social Snaps: Vice Presents Chateau Rdio

Did you party with Das Racist on the weekend?


Oyster #97: Lake Bell

Keeping it real.


Topshop/Topman Secret Show Street Style

A secret show at the Melbourne Laneway Festival.


Interview: August Street

Rachel Rutt stars in the Sydney label's AW12 lookbook.


Franco To Play Mapplethorpe

We know you've missed him.


Lover Flagship Store

Lover's new flagship store, opening in March.


Exclusive: Sara Phillips AW12 Lookbook

Quite literally using the Outback as inspiration.


Warhol Exhibition at the MMK

Latest exhibition centers around the artist's fascination with the media.


Exclusive: Maurie & Eve AW12 Campaign & Interview

"Tallulah Morton is the essence of youth — that girl is like an exotic animal."


Oyster #97: Myffed

Myf Shepherd shot by Colin Dodgson.


Exclusive: Kym Ellery's NYC Photo Diary Pt 1

The designer captures her G'Day USA trip for us.


M.I.A Has Been Arab Drifting and Cheerleading

M.I.A's two new videos are in juxtaposition musically and visually.


Pitchfork & MoMA PS1 Present 'From Scratch'

A five hour Nicolas Jaar performance to launch Clown & Sunset Aesthetics.