WSJ Asks What Makes a ‘Perfect Ten’

It’s a perfect 10 for WSJ Magazine‘s anniversary issue that salutes a decade of style with 10 of the top faces of the moment. If 5 covers and 20 pages of editorial aren’t enough to fill your fashion appetite then this behind-the-scenes videos featuring Karlie Kloss, Carolyn Murphy, Adwoa Aboah, Freja Beha Erichsen, Tao Okamoto, Anna Ewers, Andreea Diaconu, Rianne Van Rompaey, Imaan Hammam, and Doutzen Kroes will surely satiate your hunger. Directed by Magnus Berger to supplement the issue, the supermodels discuss how their lives have changed in 10 years, the first $10 they made and what charity they would contribute $10 Million to. We give it 10s across the board.

Be sure to pick up WSJ Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue is on newsstands now!

This Fall, Models Took Over Magazine Covers

Can anyone deny the return of models to covers this fall? After a few spurts of appearances for the past couple of seasons, the September issues gave way to the flood of top-ranked faces for their leading trend stories. There was WSJ Magazine, celebrating a decade of issues with Inez and Vinoodh shot portraits of 10 of the biggest models in the game: Imaan, Andreea, Karlie, Adwoa, Rianne…the list goes on and on. Numéro joined the fray featuring Abbey Lee and Jamie Bochert in vampish couture from YSL, Dior, and Chanel. There was Irina for Vogue Espana, Halima and Gigi for CR Fashion Book, the triple-threat that was i-D, and Karolina Kurkova for the first issue of Vogue Czechoslovakia – and that’s just the surface. Check out the rest we spot this month below.




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The shape of things to come, starring the season’s freshest faces. For T’s Women’s Fashion issue cover story, the models of the moment — cover star Adesuwa Aighewi (@adesuwa), @AnokYai, @AlyssaTraore and Sora Choi (@sola5532) — try on a mix of supersize streetwear and pumped-up couture details. T’s editor in chief @HanyaYanagihara writes: “Asian, black, Middle Eastern and Latina women aren’t gimmicks, and finally, their presence is becoming less a stunt and more a matter of fact. When I’m at the shows, I’m watching the faces as much as the outfits, and as soon as I saw our cover model, #AdesuwaAighewi, I knew I wanted her for this magazine. The Nigerian-Chinese-Thai-American daughter of scientists, she is clearly black and clearly Asian, clearly beautiful and clearly and inimitably herself. What more could fashion, or its admirers, hope for than this? A woman who belongs to several places at once; a woman who is entirely her own. That is the dream of belonging, because it is also the dream of self.” Click the link in our bio for a preview of #TWomensIssue, on newsstands inside the @nytimes this Sunday, August 19. Photos by @WillyVanderperre, styled by @AlastairMcKimm. #TWomensIssue

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New September- New Season – New Cover ❤ Welcome #VogueUA #SeptemberIssue which celebrates controversy and beauty. With royal @lara_stone and corgis. 20 числа у продаж виходить головний номер сезону – вересневий #VogueUA. На обкладинці – топ-модель @lara_stone і коргі Лілі та Прінс, зірки серіалу “Корона”. Photo: Quentin de Briey @quentindebriey Style: Julie Pelipas @juliepelipas Hair: Paolo Soffiatti @paolosoffiatti @Bryant Artists Makeup: John Mckay @john_mckay_ @Frankreps Production: Western Promises @chloewmartin Model: Lara Stone @IMG @lara_stone Art director: @sergei_kovalyov @dior @miumiu #dior #miumiu #cover #septemberissue

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Vogue Paris Calls on the Legends for September

And we’re off! The September covers have been rolling out for the past week or so and EICs seem to be focused on making grand statements for the influencial month. Take Vogue Paris who yesterday revealed three covers of the legends of fashion that can go by one name: Kate, Naomi, and Christy accordingly. Decades after their first Vogue Paris covers, the glamazons that ruled the 90s and beyond, showed their longevity remains unmatched in portraits by Mikael Jansson and Inez and Vinoodh. Presented in all their glory, the special issue that inside interviews Claudia Schiffer and Elle Macpherson, marks the 23rd time Kate’s been on the cover (a record!), is 30 years (and a month!) after Naomi’s first Vogue Paris cover, and Christy’s 150th (!!!) Vogue cover in history. What can we say, we like statistics here.

Adut, Anok, and Adesuwa usher in the future for i-D Magazine no. 353

i-D Magazine released a preview of no. 353, The Earthwise issue, starting of course with covers. There’s three, each in good, if not great, company and each marvels, “Imagine you could be the one to change it all”, a quote from Westminster fashion graduate Paolo Carzana. There is: Anok Yai by Ethan James Green, a story which explores the A/W 18 collections styled by Alastair McKimm; Adesuwa Aighewi is photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch in Brooklyn, New York; and Adut Akech gets lensed by London-based Campbell Addy who offers his fresh perspective for his first ever print cover. Introducing the issue, Holly Shackleton, Global Editor-in-Chief writes of Addy, “We first met Campbell when he was just a student at Central Saint Martins, and in the few short years since we have watched him skyrocket into one of London’s freshest photographic talents,” and Shackleton continues to welcome a new senior fashion editor, Carlos Nazario and a new fashion editor at large, Ib Kamara. Beyond that, inside the magazine, an interview with Demna Gvasalia is promised, artwork by Coco Capitan and more.

Read more about the issue directly on i-D

Vogue Bets on Black with photographer Tyler Mitchell

Avedon. Penn. Meisel. Leibovitz. Klein. There are few jobs in the fashion industry that grant you the clemency of unironic, mononymous status but shooting the cover of American Vogue certainly helps. The fortress of fashion known for its stable of photographic talent has in a rare showing of evolution given 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell the life-changing opportunity to shoot the September issue featuring music icon, Beyoncé. Styled by Vogue veteran Tonne Goodman and shot right outside of London, the issue is marked as the first cover story ever shot by a black photographer in all of the US tome’s 125-year history – a monumental achievement that is hopefully not the lone one of its kind. The wow factor of taking portraits of the entertainment powerhouse puts the project on another playing field of notoriety as Knowles-Carter discloses her personal thoughts on opening doors for people of color, the recent buzz on her Coachella performance and the On the Run II tour with Jay Z, and her difficulties with her pregnancy and body acceptance. Read an excerpt from the singer in her own words, as told to Vogue, and be sure to pick up a copy of the issue when it hits newsstands later this month.

“If people in powerful positions continue to hire and cast only people who look like them, sound like them, come from the same neighborhoods they grew up in, they will never have a greater understanding of experiences different from their own. They will hire the same models, curate the same art, cast the same actors over and over again, and we will all lose.”
– Beyoncé

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