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Ellen's Fashion Fun in W Magazine

Ellen's Fashion Fun in W Magazine

Ellen DeGeneres glammed up as the cover girl for the March 2007 issue of W Magazine. Here are some highlights from Ellen‘s W magazine interview:

  • On making the cover of W: “I know what this magazine is. … It’s a fashion magazine. For me to even be asked to be on the cover – it’s huge.”
  • On not compromising and wearing a dress for the shoot: “I just don’t feel comfortable in it.”
  • Do you enjoy fashion? I usually wear Jil Sander, or I wear Marc Jacobs, or I wear Viktor & Rolf…. I love Raf Simons, but I didn’t know he was even doing the [Jil Sander] collection. I like Neil Barrett. I love clothes, so when I wear clothes, they’re usually somebody’s. You know, I’m not wearing Kmart.
  • Do you think that’s the perception? Whenever Portia and I are on the red carpet, they’re yelling out for her to tell them what she’s wearing. But nobody cares [about what I'm wearing] because I have a suit on, even if it’s a Gucci suit. That to me is frustrating, because I put effort into getting ready too. But I guess it’s not as important, and I’m not as dressed up somehow. I also feel myself more of a person than a gender. When people show me clothing that seems very, very feminine, it’s hard for me to embrace that, because it just doesn’t feel like me…. It was fun [for the shoot] having somebody do that to my hair, and do that makeup. But would I want to do that every single day? No.
  • What will you wear to the Oscars? Everybody’s sending me stuff. Gucci sent me this amazing package with all kinds of different designs and different fabrics, in a beautiful box with my name engraved in gold plate. I picked some fabrics, and they’re making me something. Zac Posen made me a gorgeous tuxedo. Viktor & Rolf is making me something…. I wasn’t planning on changing because it’s just different suits, but I may do it, because I’d like to thank them all for making me stuff, for wanting to do that.
  • What do you think of Kathy Griffin? Very mean…. I know she had a big thing about wanting to be on the show, and we didn’t book her. She did a whole thing that I banned her from the show. I didn’t ban her from the show, because first you have to be on the show to be banned.
  • What about Sarah Silverman? I think she’s hilarious. I think she’s raunchy as can be, not my kind of comedy, but I think she’s brilliant. Smart counts for a whole lot to me.
  • Borat? Sacha? I think Sacha [Baron Cohen], again, is brilliant. He’s a friend of mine. I think he’s hilarious. I haven’t seen Borat, so I can’t really speak [about it] yet. I don’t like bathroom humor and I know that there’s some pretty gross stuff in there. But some of the stuff he does is hilarious—as long as everybody is clear on the fact that he’s pointing out how scary a lot of people are.
  • On having kids: “Ellen would carry,” girlfriend Portia de Rossi says. “That will never happen,” Ellen replies.

Ellen‘s issue of W hits newsstands in NY/LA on Friday and is available nationwide Feb. 23. And don’t miss Ellen hosting the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 25 @ 8PM ET/5PM ET on ABC!

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  • geniass

    Nice to see Ellen looking so different.

  • lula29

    I love Ellen. I never understood why people are trying to force her into a dress, she seems fine as she is to me.

  • drcocks

    For someone who was very uncomfortable with her coming out years ago, I have developed a huge respect for Ellen. She is so intelligent and compassionate. Not to mention truly talented. I loved seeing this cover too. I had no idea she could look so sexy. I would love to see her show in person. I have such admiration.

  • mel

    I like Ellen, I could have did without the whole knock to K-Mart. I’m sure millions of American’s buy clothing from K-mart. I positive more of her audience buy K-Mart than Marc Jacob or Jil Sander.

  • blurb

    She is so funny – I love to hear her. She doesn’t ever revert to bathroom humour or filth – a testament to her intelligence. She is an extremely talented, funny lady.

  • Emma

    I don’t understand why her bra is hanging out…..and what’s wrong with Kmart?

  • Charone

    I think I may even buy that mag.

    I met Ellen at a party years ago.

    I would most likely watch the oscars for her. she is such a soft butch. (sexzy)

  • green lettuce

    Ellen looks great on the cover! Very pretty! She is funny AND compassionate and her show is one of the best because she is RESPECTOUS of people. And I admire she has resisted to all the pressure surrounding her coming out and…people who’d like to force her wearing dresses!Lol!

  • Jazzmine

    She looks so beautiful!

  • Branna Leigh

    i love ellen and all, but i’m more interested in the robert downey jr article!! let’s see those pictures, jj!

  • angelina_mmm

    I love her. She is gracefull, very funny and modest.

  • Saraphine!

    oh how good is ellen looking? wow! shes hilarious, gorgeous and incredibly talented. cannot wait for her hosting the oscars, shes amazing! and im sure she didnt mean the kmart dig like everyone is taking it! so calm downnn! go ellen! :D

  • Yily

    Ellen, an IT girl? hahah don’t make me laugh!

  • Lara

    Can anyone tell me what brand the green bra she is wearing.
    I am in Australia and the mag is not here yet.

  • your mom

    Sexy!!! Boobs look awesome!!!

  • donna

    great! finally i found articles abt this mag where ellen is ont he covers …. have been looking all over her (manila, philippines) .. but im not even sure if its in circulation her ….. ellen is awesome!