25-year-old Johnson may be relatively under-the-radar right now, but it's her role as Anastasia Steele in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey (E L James's best seller) that is about to ski-rocket her to fame.
Dakota wears an array of designer gear for the shoot (Balenciaga, Carven, Derek Lam) and in her interview with Vogue's editor-at-large, Hamish Bowles, she talks everything from London, her "dwindling anonymity" and Stella McCartney.
"My most favourite thing about London is that nobody recognises me. It's really... cool."
On newfound fame
"I think about my dwindling anonymity, and that's really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses - which I will do anyway."
On the Fifty Shades of Grey film
"I wanted to be involved because it's so different and it's an intense love story."
On the huge success of the trailer
"It's just the most insane thing to be a part of. I've never experienced anything like this; I don't think anyone has. It's terrifying - and it's exciting."
There's no doubt that the release of the film, Valentine's Day (clever), is going to send die-hard E.L James fans into total frenzy or Jamie Dornan ones for that matter but we've got a feeling it's going to do very well for Dakota.
The film's director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, told Vogue that it was Dakota's Fifty Shades audition that really impressed, "She blew us out of the water. She understood the nuance of that passage and how to play something delicately.
"Dakota has the ability to play so fragile and vulnerable, but with this underlying strength that makes you feel she is going to triumph."
Read the full interview here.
MORE: Watch all the latest on the leading lady right here.