(SL) – Vogue will be using its first-ever black photographer thanks to Beyonce. The pop star was given complete control of her September cover issue. She hired a 23-year-old artist named Tyler Mitchell from Atlanta, Georgia to shoot the issue.Beyonce also makes history by being the first celebrity to have complete creative control over their issue. She and husband Jay-Z are currently on the North American leg of their On The Run Two tour.
(Paris) – French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91. The late designer dressed first ladies and movie stars, including Jackie Kennedy for her husband President John F. Kennedy’s funeral, and Audrey Hepburn for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Givenchy founded his fashion house in France in 1952.
In a tribute post on Instagram, Givenchy’s current artistic director Claire Waight Keller called Givenchy “one of the most influential fashion figures of our time,” as well as, “one of the chicest, most charming men” she had ever met.
The editor of French “Vogue,” Emmanuelle Alt, added, “Today we say goodbye to a fashion legend, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy. You were the incarnation of chic.”
(Vogue) – Serena Williams tells Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter. In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted Wednesday on Vogue.com , Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs while in the hospital after Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born in September.According to the article, the tennis superstar ”spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed.” When Williams originally announced her baby’s arrival, via social media postings in September, she said in a video, ”We had a lot of complications, but look what we’ve got.”
Days after winning Wimbledon in 2010, Williams cut both feet on broken glass while leaving a restaurant, leading to two operations on her right foot. Then she got clots in her lungs and needed to inject herself with a blood thinner. Those shots led to a pool of blood gathering under her stomach’s skin, requiring another hospital procedure. In all, she was off the tour for about 10 months at the time, returning in 2011.The 36-year-old Williams, who is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January 2017. Williams is skipping this year’s Australian Open, which begins next week.
Williams said in the Vogue story that she has her sights on getting to 25 major titles, which would break the all-time record of 24 held by Margaret Court.
(SL) – The Jolie-Pitts: Angelina Covers Vogue set to star in ‘By the Sea’ with Brad. It’s the first time they’ve shared the screen since Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Click on link to Vogue for full article.
Watch Trailer For Angelina and Brad’s New Romantic Drama ‘By The Sea’
(Daily Mail) – Lupita Nyong’o resembled a golden goddess clad in Valentino on her second Vogue cover,
which hits newsstands next Tuesday. ‘What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue!’ the 32-year-old Oscar winner wrote to her 1.7M Instagram followers.
Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the Non-Stop actress – styled by Tonne Goodman – in Paris at the Schiaparelli House and the Picasso Museum.
The discrimination continued while the 12 Years a Slave star attended Massachusetts’ Hampshire College at age 20.
‘I realized that my skin color was making some people see me differently,’ the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress recalled.
‘As Africans, we don’t grow up with a racial identity.
We grow up with cultural and ethnic identity before racial identity. I never used the word black as a child. It was never a thing. When was I ever discussing black? Why?’
Now an undisputed fashion icon, Lupita fronts Lancôme and relies on her stylist Micaela Erlanger for vibrant red carpet ensembles.
(Daily Mail) – Having seen his parents grace the cover of the fashion magazine it was perhaps inevitable that he would eventually do so himself.
Brooklyn Beckham has made it a hat trick for the family by appearing on the front of October’s issue of Miss Vogue. Where he grants his first ever interview.
The 16-year-old gives an exclusive peek into family life, dating, his London and LA hang outs, future plans and famous friends.
The eldest child of David and Victoria cut a trendy figure on the cover as he posed alongside a model. He wore a monogrammed baseball jacket and snap for a black and white snap inside.
Brooklyn, who recently celebrated passing all of his GCSEs, told the magazine he wants to go on to study art and photography in America after finishing his A Levels.
Talking about his future career prospects, he said: ‘I love football, but I’m also very passionate about photography and film. I’m keeping my options open right now.’