Anna Wintour goes live, CXA develops new production guidelines, updated men’s rankings and more of the news you missed

Anna Wintour Goes Live
In a rare public interview (for Masterclass), Anna Wintour speaks to longtime friend and editor Hamish Bowles about the role of Vogue and the state of fashion during these times. It’s a warm, insightful conversation with the world’s most powerful figure in fashion; take a look here.

Creative Exchange Develops New Guidelines for Safe Productions
CXA has developed a comprehensive and systematic production guide outlining protocols, recommendations and operational guidelines that are rooted in safeguarding the health and safety of artists, clients and crews, while integrating underlying principles of sustainability and social responsibility. CXA says, “We have the unique opportunity to reset and reshape the values by which we measure our actions.”. Updates Men’s Rankings
Even as the fashion industry quickly ground to a halt, new campaigns and editorials continue to appear from shoots that took place before the world went on pause. Take a peek at the updated Men’s Hot List, Top 50 and Top Sexiest rankings. More updates on the other rankings (men and women) coming soon!

Amazon Enters the High Fashion World
He’s been lingering at the edges of the industry for a few years now, and Jeff Bezos is now officially part of the high fashion club. The controversial tech giant’s company Amazon has partnered with Vogue and the CFDA to unveil a new storefront showcasing independent, high-end designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Batsheva and Derek Lam. Created as an initiative to support brands facing bankruptcy due to COVID-19, Common Threads: Vogue x Amazon Fashion isn’t the “one simple fix” for the fashion industry, claims Anna Wintour, but “this is an important step in the right direction.” [NYT]

Brands Revisiting Old Campaigns
With the industry at a standstill due to the pandemic, brands are now turning to their archives for content. Louis Vuitton has gone for some deep cuts, with a long-forgotten campaign originally shot in 1998 by Jean Larivière reprinted in The New York Times. Versace has gone for something a little more recognizable, posting iconic Avedon lensed images from the 90s. With no new productions on the horizon, it seems that image licensing is the way of the future. [BoF]

Vera Wang Models
In a series of images that sent Twitter into meltdown, 70-year-old designer Vera Wang is pictured at home in Miami showing off her sculpted body and flawless skin. After the recent sea of bad news and uncertainty, Vera’s abs are a beacon of hope. [NBC]

Robert Pattinson is an Incredible Quarantine Photographer
Based on his self-shot editorial for GQ, it seems like Robert Pattinson is the one person thriving in quarantine. Shot at the London home where he’s in isolation, the one-time teen idol chose to capture himself amongst tins of baked beans wearing $1,400 Dior boots and drinking beer in $1200 Burberry pants. [GQ]

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