Posts Tagged ‘Vogue’
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik grace the cover of Vogue’s August cover. Labeled “part of a new generation embracing gender fluidity,” the couple was shot by Inez and Vinoodh, who were inspired by the gender-bending Virginia Woolf novel, Orlando. “Orlando had become a woman,” Woolf writes, “but in every other respect, Orlando remained precisely as he had been. The change of sex, though it altered their future, did nothing whatever to alter their identity.”
Hadid and Malik represent millennials who have a blasé attitude towards sexual identification. They borrow each other’s clothes and blur the line between masculinity and femininity. Fashion has followed this fluidity. According to Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain, the new generation does not want to be defined. “You see boys wearing makeup, girls buying menswear—they are not afraid to be who they are. This category or that category—who cares? They want to define themselves.”
The latest beauty to join L’Oréal Paris‘s all-star line-up of Brand Ambassadors is Elle Fanning. The 19-year old actress announced to fans on Monday, “I can FINALLY let you all in on the mega SURPRISE!!!! I am officially a #lorealista!!!!! Thank you @lorealmakeup for welcoming me into your EMPOWERING and FABULOUS family!!! I am beyond proud to represent a company that celebrates WOMEN!!! BECAUSE WE ARE ALL #WORTHIT.”
This announcement quickly follows the young star’s Vogue cover debut, shot by legendary photographer, Annie Leibovitz. In a release issued by Pierre Emmanuel Angeloglou, global president for L’Oréal Paris, “Elle is a natural choice for the brand, as it highlights our love for beauty and cinema. Indeed, she is the face for the new generation as an accomplished actress, but also an inspiring canvas for makeup artists.” Fanning is wearing Color Riche Matte in Scarlet Silhouette (above and below) for the L’Oréal campaign.