Posts Tagged ‘Vogue’

#METOO: VOGUE & BRANDS BAN TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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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.

VOGUE ENTERS THE PERFUME BUSINESS!

Friday, December 1st, 2017

In honor of the publication’s milestone 125th anniversary, Vogue is announcing the launch of its first fragrance, 125 Vogue. Collaborating with Rei Kawakabo’s cultish fashion and fragrance label, Commes des Garçon, the perfume was inspired by the very essence of the magazine’s history.  Vogue Beauty Director Celia Ellenberg shares, “Our 125th anniversary presented the perfect opportunity to enter the category with Vogue 125, and Comme des Garçons Parfums emerged as the perfect partner. Working with a brand that has become synonymous with extremely elevated products that are both innovative and unexpected was essential to ensuring that Vogue’s debut scent is timeless, much like our pages.” (more…)

ROONEY MARA: LIVING FOR HERSELF!

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

After a string of blockbuster films, Rooney Mara has spent the past few years on smaller, psychologically demanding projects, and she’s nowhere near done yet.  Appearing on the October cover of Vogue, shot by Annie Leibovitz, Mara, 32, appears in a stunning Valentino gown.  With Benedict Andrew’s dark film, Una (based on the play, Blackbird), in the can and A Ghost Story out this summer, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress is as much a chameleon as her choice in roles.  Speaking with Nathan Heller she shares, “What I try to live by now is: It doesn’t matter what other people think. I try to live for myself.” In some ways, it’s her most demanding standard yet. “I have to get good at myself, which is a challenge,” she says. “I’m the meanest critic there is.”