For nearly thirty years, legendary Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, has signed off on every print page with the moniker, AWOK (short for Anna Wintour Okay). Now collaborating with Nike, Wintour serves as the inspiration for a limited-edition capsule of Air Jordans. Launching on July 21st is the Air Jordan 1 High Zip AWOK (above), available in red or white leather with a crimson tongue. On September 7th, the Air Jordan 3 SE (below) launch will featuring a tweed upper (channeling Wintour’s signature tweed Chanel suits) in either red or black. Both models will feature “AWOK” on the soles, as well of a keychain reading, “Edited by Vogue.”
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In response to multiple allegations of sexual harassment brought to light in a New York Times exposé, Condé Nast has temporarily banned top fashion photographers, Mario Testino (pictured) and Bruce Weber, from its publications. “Abuse of power has gone on for too long in so many places—including in Washington, in Hollywood, in broadcasting, journalism, Silicon Valley, and last but not least, in fashion, where many young women and men have spoken up about manipulation and coercion on go-sees, on shoots, and in other working environments,” shared Vogue Editor-In-Chief and Condé Nast Artistic Director, Anna Wintour. “I’m proud to say that Condé Nast is responding, here and internationally, with a new Code of Conduct, a set of guidelines for outside contributors which has emerged after bracingly honest discussions—with model advocates and agents, stylists, photographers, hair and makeup artists, set designers, and many of our own editors.”
The allegations have been difficult for Wintour to hear, calling both photographers “personal friends.” While acknowledging their incredible contributions to Vogue and Condé Nast’s other publications, she shared, “I believe strongly in the value of remorse and forgiveness, but I take the allegations very seriously, and we at Condé Nast have decided to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future.” Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, and Burberry have all publicly backed off of Testio, where as Ralph Lauren and L’Oréal have publicly distanced themselves from Weber. According to the Times’s report, thirteen male models and assistants claim that Testino had subjected them to “sexual advances that in some cases included groping and masturbation,” while fifteen male models alleged “unnecessary nudity and coercive sexual behavior,” in conjunction with shoots involving Weber. Both photographers have challenged or denied the allegations.
Kate Hudson shared images of herself on social media preparing for Monday night’s Met Gala, an event affectionately known as The Oscars of The East. Covered in a golden facial mask (above), she captioned the image,”Off to a good start.” Similarly preparing for their closeups were gilded model, Bella Hadid, and fashion designer, Alexander Wang (below). Benefits of the 24k gold mask are believed to be rapid cell renewal and rejuvenation, increased elasticity and cell metabolism, reduction in inflammation and breakdown of collagen, and improved circulation for an enhanced overall glow.
Hosted by Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, Katy Perry, Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen, and Pharrell Williams, the gala celebrates the opening of the Rei Kawakubo exhibit, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” Officially called the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, the gala raises money for the Costume Institute, the only department of the Metropolitan Museum which must fund its own exhibitions. The Costume Institute underwent a complete renovation in 2014 and became known as the Anna Wintour Costume Center.