That’s MIT professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Cambridge writer Junot Diaz posing as diplomat Walter Van Rensselaer Berry in Vogue’s September spread about writer Edith Wharton. Annie Leibovitz photographed Diaz and a group of actors and authors at Wharton’s place in Lenox, The Mount, for the feature. Boldfacers involved in the shoot included Meryl Streep’s daughter and actress Mamie Gummer, Angelica Huston’s nephew Jack Huston, “The Marriage Plot” author Jeffrey Eugenides, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” author Jonathan Safran Foer, and “Wilfred” star Elijah Wood, who took on the personas of Wharton and her inner circle such as Henry James and Wharton’s love Morton Fullerton. “The Social Network” actor Max Minghella, who’s on the far right, is supposed to be Maxfield Parrish. It’s a good look, right? The issue hits newsstands Aug. 21.
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