Kate Winslet Channels Elizabeth Taylor On V's September Cover (PHOTO)

Dressing up as Elizabeth Taylor, it seems, is the fashion trend du jour.

Aymeline Vadale, Lara Stone and Kate Winslet all darkened their eyebrows and threw on some jewels to channel to iconic actress for V magazine's "Heroes"-themed September issue, which hits newsstands today.

On the cover, shot by Mario Testino and styled by Carine Roitfeld, Winslet embodies the deceased actress whom she calls her own hero.

Kate talked about Taylor to the magazine :

"There was a real fearlessness in her... Back then, there didn't seem to be a rule book, and there was some expectation in terms of how glamourous a woman should look. There is sort of a coolness and aloofness to the way [Elizabeth Taylor] would look in posed photographs. In candid snapshots she was really quite soft, and she would really screw up her face. I do that as well."

Kate's face looks none too screwed-up to us, as she peers through a string of pearls. Kate's always been comfortable in her skin, hitting the red carpet's in stylish but not overly-trendy pieces -- and hitting the big screen in a lot less.

The 35-year-old actress told V about her frequent nude scenes:

"I hate it! Listen make no mistake, I just get on it. I just go in and say 'Oh f*ck' let's do it.' and Boom. If you complain about it or procrastinate it's not going to go away. Its a profoundly bizarre thing to do. As actors you talk about it all the time. You can literally be tangled in sheets, and you turn to the other actor and say 'What the f*ck are we doing?' Dear Mum, at work today I had so-and-so's left nut sack pressed against my cheek. It's sort of unethical if you think about it in those terms."

Well said, Ms. Winslet -- who knew we'd ever be hearing the phrase "left nut sack" from you? Then again, the actress as always been quite outspoken, particularly on the topic of body image. Last month she made headlines for founding the informal "British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League" with pals Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson, vowing to stay away from plastic surgery and not succumb to industry pressures.

"I am an actress," Winslet told the Telegraph, "I don't want to freeze the expression of my face."

Her expressions are certainly not frozen in this month's V. Winslet's stunning Taylor-inspired pictures can be found on Vmagazine.com -- check out the cover and a few preview shots below.