From our US sister site, Shiny Style...

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I think it is fair to say that Vogue US hasn't had a decent cover in quite a while. After all, look at all the fuss stirred up by its April cover, starring LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen. For the latest May issue, Anna Wintour has chosen Gwyneth Paltrow, perhaps in the hope of redeeming herself.

Photographed by Mario Testino, Paltrow is wearing a gown from Oscar de la Renta's pre-fall '08 collection. A helmet from her latest film, Iron Man, has also been sneaked in for a bit of extra movie promotion.

The last time Wintour promoted a movie on her cover was in September '06 when Kirsten Dunst posed for her flick Marie Antoinette.

[Images: FWD / Style.com]