Ava DuVernay Covers ELLE [Photos]

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Ava DuVernay is covering ELLE’s The Women In Hollywood Issue. Shot by Paola Kudacki and styled by Simon Robins, the Oscar-nominated director wears a silk dress from Calvin Klein Collection and a copper, zinc, and silicium earring from Balmain for the cover. Peep a few excerpts.

Selma star and rapper Common on working with DuVernay:

[She] created an environment where we felt like we were doing something with a higher purpose.”

On her film, Venus vs. Venus:





It was fascinating to really explore Venus Williams as the first of her kind, the first to break down the wall—so young, so graceful, so gracious, so at the top of her game.”

On the process of creating the Oscar-winning Selma:





It was important to me when I took over the film and rewrote the script that there were those silences and spaces where these icons are being people.

The November issue of ELLE is on newsstands nationwide October 20. ?

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Authored by: Kellie Williams