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WATCH AND LEARN On the set of our new issue’s cover shoot in Miami, Gigi Hadid was busy executing her own stunts, which ranged from catching air on a Sea-Doo to piloting a dune buggy. But in between her high-flying acrobatics, the supermodel managed to drop some wisdom on us: “Pressure is a privilege,” she said, quoting her good friend Serena Williams, who also interviewed her for this issue. Made famous by tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King, this mantra underscores a notion of competition and drive. It’s what it takes to move forward, and stand apart. And to this day, King remains a crusader for women’s equality and a champion for change. It’s with that game spirit that we look forward to fall. While the end of summer may mean less fun in the sun, it also means a new chapter is on the horizon. No one better embodies the kinetic energy of the fastapproaching autumn season than Gigi, whose athletic vigor jumps off the page thanks to our most ambitious cover story to date, shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by George Cortina. In conversation with Williams, Hadid opens up about fearlessness, competitiveness, perfectionism, and sister-sister dynamics. It’s a rare moment between the two remarkable women. Speaking of powerful teams, we joined forces with stylist Anna Trevelyan and photographer Paul Maffi for our collections story, depicting an impactful crew of top girls, celebrating the fortitude seen on and off the runway. The synchronized ensembles, emphasizing bold prints and unexpected silhouettes, are sure to inspire some fearless fashion choices. We’re also revving up for fall with a sweeping story styled by Patti Wilson and shot by Luke Gilford. Flanked by a fleet of eye-catching cars, V favorites, including Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls, and Alek Wek, rock the season’s return of ‘80s excess—and it’s an adrenaline-pumping look. In addition to moving ahead, we’re also looking back at some legacies that have paved the way—from Gwen Stefani to Jean Paul Gaultier to the B-52s. And as a new wave of empowered creators spring into action, we spotlight four talented, young V Girls who transcend age with their daring, dialogue-sparking projects. So buckle up for an action-packed issue—and an exhilarating fashion season ahead—because as our cover star proves, a little bit of added pressure is always a good look. MR. V

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WE SALUTE FIVE LEGENDARY GAME-CHANGERS WHOSE IMPACT ON THE POP-CULTURE LANDSCAPE REMAINS AS STRONG AS EVER. ILLUSTRATIONS BY APIRAT INFAHSAENG

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER THE DESIGNER DISCUSSES HIS DEBUT AT THE FOLIES BERGÈRE AND A BRAND NEW FRAGRANCE. Jean Paul Gaultier sits in the lobby of New York City’s Mercer Hotel, three small pizzas and an iced tea in front of him, excitedly discussing his upcoming projects. The first is the U.S. exclusive of his new fragrance, dubbed In the Navy, available this August. “It’s fresher,” says Gaultier of his olfactory creation. “It’s lighter, easier for summer time.” The designer considers it an extension of his bestselling scent, Le Male, which, as many pointed out, may have inspired the bottle for Kim Kardashian West’s own KKW Body fragrance released earlier this year. While Gaultier’s Le Male comes in a blue, striped, male-torso-shaped bottle, the latter is an actual mold of Kardashian West’s body. “I couldn’t make my body,” he laughs. “So, I had to make another one!” Over 40 years ago, Jean Paul Gaultier began experimenting with some of the same concepts deemed new by today’s generation of designers. Think men in skirts, gender-defying clothing, and models of all shapes, sizes, and races cast from the streets. Plus, dramatic shows that proved to be equal parts showmanship and runway. He first launched his own line in 1976, prior to working under Pierre Cardin (who recently paid homage to Gaultier by attending his Spring 2018 couture show). “The truth is,” he muses, “at the beginning, I wanted to do fashion, but through a movie. Not the clothes on a hanger, the clothes that are on a beautiful girl who had a certain way of walking and personality.” After becoming a designer, he

distinguished himself by choosing a varied group of models to walk in his shows. “It was real girls I was attracted to, that I was finding in the clubs,” he says. At one of his first shows, the Parisian punk Edwige Belmore sang “My Way” by Sid Vicious and, according to Gaultier, some people were so shocked they left mid-show. Gaultier cast models based on personal style and makeup, which in turn, inspired his theatrical collections and performances, like Coco Rocha (whom he cites as his forever muse) doing an Irish jig down the runway for Fall 2007, or walking down the catwalk as a surreal mermaid on crutches for Spring 2008 couture. Enamored of big ideas and painstaking techniques, Gaultier switched to couture exclusively in 2015. His relationship with Madonna, whom he has dressed for years, is also not without its drama, from the iconic cone bra she wore for her Blonde Ambition tour in 1980, to the gothic ecclesiastical pieces Gaultier designed for her at this year’s Met Gala. “I didn’t go to a school of fashion,” Gaultier says. His other upcoming project, a stage production at Paris’s Folies Bergère called Fashion Freak Show, will follow Gaultier’s life trajectory through the mediums of dancing, singing, and acting—and, of course, fashion. Unsurprisingly, it was another intersection of theatrics and fashion that started Gaultier’s whole journey— Paris Frills, a 1945 film set in a Parisian couture house, directed by Jacques Becker. “If people say I’m provocative in my career,” Gaultier says, “It’s all relativity. It’s only what I like.” KRISTEN BATEMAN

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THE B-52S THE INIMITABLE NEW-WAVE BAND CELEBRATES THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY. “There’s nobody that sounds like us, and there’s nobody that looks like us,” Kate Pierson says of her band the B-52s. She’s right. For over 40 years, the new-wave rockers have occupied a singular place in rock and roll, lacing their rollicking anthems with equal parts catchiness and camp. And unlike many legacy bands, the Athens, Georgia-bred group has never broken up. To celebrate their four decades together, the band, made up of Pierson, Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, and Keith Strickland, is hitting the road with Boy George. But Pierson, now 70, isn’t necessarily keeping track of time. “The 40th anniversary will last for several years if you want to make it last,” she quips. After all, the B-52s are young at heart, touring with the stamina of a band half their age. “When we [toured] with the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde said she wanted to go on first. She said, ‘When you’re going on, I’ll be in bed.’” It’s no wonder where the band gets its energy: few songs can please a crowd quite like their cult classic “Love Shack,” which, despite its mass popularity, remains a favorite even to the band. “It’s such an audience pleaser, we have to do it,” Pierson says. “Each time you’re dancing it feels like a new song.”

The band seems to prioritize touring over releasing new music, having waited 16 years before releasing their 2008 album Funplex. “The first thing every interviewer asked was, ‘Why 16 years?’” she says. “We had to think about it ourselves.” And though it’s been 10 years since Funplex, don’t expect a new record any time soon. Citing geographical restrictions, Pierson, who now lives in Woodstock, New York, says the band is more interested in collaborating with artists like Dave Grohl or Tune-Yards than producing another album. “We’d be more likely to do one song or two songs, but not another album,” Pierson admits. Following the band’s tour with Boy George, Pierson plans to release her second solo album, the follow-up to her 2015, Sia-produced debut, Guitars and Microphones. The record is full of dance-pop numbers and ballads, but also politically driven songs, like one she made with Mexican artist Aleks Syntek. “It’s called ‘The Wall’ and I want it to go to a charity that supports immigrants,” she says. But still, the B-52s, and the legacy they’ve created, will always remain at the core of who she is—even if they never put out a record again. “There’s something about staying together, the longevity of it, that’s interesting,” she says. “We still hang out together, and we still really like and love each other.” ILANA KAPLAN

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THE POP-ROCK ICON HAS GONE FROM TRAGIC KINGDOM TO VIVA LAS VEGAS. Gwen Stefani has only three solo albums to her name (along with a Christmas album), but her impact in the music industry would make you think otherwise. Her output, both as a solo artist and lead singer of No Doubt, helped to define the music and fashion worlds for an entire generation. After over two decades in the game, she’s not slowing down. Last month, Stefani mounted her Las Vegas residency, “Just a Girl,” which tells the story of her career and the music that soundtracked it. “It’s a great time for me to do a show like this because I feel like I’m in a place in my life where I’ve written enough music that I can do a theatrical stage show,” she says. As one of the music industry’s most enduring chameleons, Stefani has been the queen of ska and a chart-topping solo artist, started her own blockbuster fashion line L.A.M.B., and held down a high-profile judging gig on The Voice opposite boyfriend Blake Shelton. But Stefani is looking forward to the stability of the Vegas residency, which kicked off at Planet Hollywood on June 27. “It gives me a little more freedom to do things I couldn’t do on tour,” she says. An Orange County native, Stefani’s personal connection to Vegas runs deep. “Some of my first memories are of my grandpa coming home from Las Vegas with silver dollars to give us,” she says. “I remember wondering what

this place was because it had quite a weird stigma in my family since my parents were so conservative.” Stefani’s first exposure to Sin City, she recalls, was a kind of rite of passage. “The first time I went to Vegas was with No Doubt,” she says. “We’d go in our van and it was usually the first stop of the tour. Everybody would use up all of their per diems gambling. We were just kids. It was just close enough to home that we could go there, but it was far enough away that it felt like we had to work hard to get there.” With “Just a Girl,” Stefani has joined the ranks of the increasingly saturated Las Vegas legends club—and she’s been sizing up the competition. “I went to see Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, and Elton John, and it was really exciting,” she says. “They all love doing the show and thought it was a great experience.” Like Britney Spears and Celine Dion before her, she plans to prove that a Vegas stint no longer signals semi-retirement, saying she’ll release new music whenever she pleases. “Writing songs is one of the greatest gifts I have in my life,” Stefani teases. What better place to find inspiration than Viva Las Vegas? JAKE VISWANATH VMAGAZINE.COM 3 3

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WHITNEY HOUSTON AN AUTHORIZED DOCUMENTARY BY AN OSCAR-WINNING DIRECTOR EXPLORES THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE ULTIMATE SONGSTRESS. Whitney Houston was talented, beautiful, and successful. So why, at 48 years old, did she succumb to drugs? This is the central question of Oscarwinning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s latest documentary feature, Whitney. The first account of Houston’s life to be authorized by her estate, the film is told through rare archival footage and original interviews with more than three dozen of Houston’s family members, friends, and colleagues— shining a new light on the all-too-short life of the supremely talented yet tormented vocalist. Born in 1963, Whitney was always surrounded by music. Her mother, Emily “Cissy” Houston, was an accomplished backup singer who supported the likes of Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin, who was Whitney’s godmother. Houston’s cousins Dee Dee and Dionne Warwick were also both famous singers, performing together as the Gospelaires in the 1950s and 1960s. The documentary includes the shocking revelation that, as children, Houston and her half-brother Gary were allegedly molested by Dee Dee. Mistreatment by close family members proves to be a theme in Houston’s later life as well. In 2002, her father John Houston, who once managed her career, sued her for $100 million. “You get your act together, honey, and

you pay me the money that you owe me,” he said on television that year. In 2003, Houston’s then-husband Bobby Brown was charged with misdemeanor battery following an altercation that left Houston with a bruised cheek and cut lip. The film also addresses rumors of Whitney’s bisexuality, confirming a romantic relationship with her longtime best friend and employee Robyn Crawford, who declined to be interviewed. Despite her complicated interpersonal relationships and struggles with drug addiction, Whitney broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. In 2009, the Guinness Book of World Records declared her the most-awarded female act of all time, tallying 415 career awards, including six Grammys (she won a seventh in 2013) and two Emmys. Singles like “How Will I Know” (1985) and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (1987) were pioneering in their merging of R&B and pop and still hold up today. Subsequent smashes like “I Will Always Love You” (1992), “I’m Every Woman” (1992), and “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” (1998) also endure as classics, having undoubtedly shaped pop music as we know it today. By tracing her record-breaking highs and unfathomable lows, Whitney cements the fact that, even in her death, we will always love her. NICOLA FUMO

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KIM GORDON THE GRUNGE GODDESS ON SEGUEING FROM SONIC YOUTH TO BODY/HEAD. name Body/Head was in it. It was such a good name, we basically said, ‘We should just start a band.’ I had a big basement; we went down there, and started playing.” Between Body/Head’s first and second albums, Gordon released her melancholy, snarling first solo track, “Murdered Out.” She’s working on more solo music which will likely be released sometime in 2019. Body/Head’s new album, which came out July 13, was recorded in 2017 in Western Massachusetts, where Gordon once lived. “We’re improv-based; we go in the studio, play it back for a couple days, then take time, step back, kind of sift through and see what seems interesting,” Gordon says of her process with Nace. The otherworldly music is experimental, noisy, and demands to be mulled over. Rather than pleasantly ambient, it is filled with sometimes erratic sonic surprises. “I think we’ve gotten better at starting with a couple ideas and really letting them evolve slowly,” Nace says. “The connective tissue has gotten way stronger.” There’s more ease and spontaneity to Gordon and Nace’s music rapport. “When we do a show, we just get right down to it. In the beginning, we were still exploring each other’s sounds, and I think we’re more deeply connected now.” ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV

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In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Sonic Youth reigned supreme as a seminal alternative rock act—and has remained one of the most influential bands of the past few decades. Kim Gordon, one of its three founding members, endured as the face of the band for its 30-year run—from 1981 to 2011. These days, she’s not terribly sentimental, though. “We were together a long time, and I feel like we kind of took it as far as we could,” Gordon says. “We had a lot of good times, but I don’t really feel nostalgic for it.” She moved on rapidly, starting Body/Head with musican Bill Nace in 2012, just a year after Sonic Youth disbanded (the same year Gordon split from then-husband and the band’s guitarist, Thurston Moore). “When we started out, “noise” was considered a derogatory term, and we were unconventional in music,” Gordon says of Sonic Youth’s success. “It’s weird that we got as big as we did, being pretty unconventional.” Gordon asked Nace to collaborate on a cover of ‘50s song “Fever,” and then, Body/Head, their new act—with its cinema-inspired moniker—emerged organically. “We just would hang out, watch movies, and talk about how we both really liked French filmmaker Catherine Breillat,” Gordon says. “I had a book of hers that analyzed all of her films in terms of sexuality, and the

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SAWEETIE THE RED-HOT “ICY GRL” WHOSE CONFIDENCE MANIFESTO BROKE THE INTERNET. Going viral in the age of social media has evolved from mere happenstance into a goal-driven arena full of hungry artists and influencers alike. One who broke through the noise in 2018 is rapper Saweetie, who hit it big with the release of the video for her infectious track “Icy Grl.” “Music is something I always wanted to do but I didn’t have the resources,” she says. But shortly after graduating from high school, the rapper met her manager who prompted her to record the track. “I put it on SoundCloud and it did 50K streams. But once we shot the video, it just went crazy.” Saweetie is known for her keen ability to turn “like”worthy looks on her socials. “With social media, the gatekeepers are our followers. It has opened so many doors for me not only musically, but fashion-wise as well,” she says. “Fashion has always been important to me. I think style is important and what I love about my style is it’s all based on my mood. I’m not really into trends. I do like high fashion. I love my Chanel and my Louis, but I love my Forever 21 too.”

From a young age, the rapper has pursued a career in music based on self-reliance. “The beautiful thing about being on the bottom is the only way you can go is up. When I wrote ‘Icy Grl,’ I was renting rooms off of Craigslist. I was broke. I wasn’t happy with my life,” says Saweetie. “I wrote that to give myself an aspiration. I was working three jobs and going to school full time. I was really unhappy and I told myself, You are not this girl. This sounds corny but I would tell myself, You are an Icy Grl. I’m a confident person, but that was the first time I experienced insecurity and low self-esteem. I was able to build myself up. If you don’t take control of your life now and if you’re not happy with what you’re doing, it’s never going to happen.” With an exceptional EP under her belt and a studio album on the horizon, the musician is proving, one move at a time, that she’s not in the game for only 15 minutes of fame. “With music it’s all or nothing, so I better give it all I got or go home. I am not a loser. I’m high maintenance. I’m Icy.” AJ LONGABAUGH

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LILY ALLEN THE BOLD BRIT FOLLOWS A TUMULTUOUS PERIOD WITH HER MOST PERSONAL ALBUM YET. British pop star Lily Allen has taken on everything from politics to fellow pop stars to gross men at the pub. While she has never been one to mince words in her music, on her fourth studio album No Shame, Allen turns her trademark honesty toward a subject that, until now, has gone relatively unexplored: herself. Her rawest record to date, No Shame addresses the demise of her marriage, her relationship with her kids, and her struggles with alcoholism—all laced with the same blunt honesty and wit we love her for. It’s no wonder that No Shame is Allen’s most personal work yet. Since 2014’s admittedly disconnected Sheezus (“I think you could definitely call bullshit on that last album,” the singer says), Allen has weathered back-to-back crises, from divorce to stalking. “When me and my husband broke up, some of our friends went with him rather than me,” she explains. “Then I had a stalker in the U.K. that broke into my house. In between that happening and the court case, it was really difficult to articulate to people what was going on,

so I became very disconnected and isolated.” But Allen spun her pain into creativity. “It became an introspective album because I wasn’t really experiencing any kind of social life. I was just kind of forced to confront my own demons,” she says. “I didn’t really leave the house; the only people I was talking to on a regular basis were my kids, my mum, and the people I was working with.” The result is a return to form that reprises the wit and intelligence of early hits like “The Fear” and “Fuck You,” which, Allen asserts, hold up today. “Those songs have never really been more relevant than they are right now,” Allen says. “The opening line of ‘The Fear’ is ‘I want to be rich and I want lots of money, I don’t care about clever, I don’t care about funny.’ That’s literally Instagram in a sentence!” In sound and substance, No Shame is the antidote to any lingering baggage. From the attacking synths of “Come on Then” to the reassuring chants of “Cake,” Allen goes on a confessional journey of self-discovery—leaving shame at the door. JAKE VISWANATH VMAGAZINE.COM 3 7

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TSCHABALALA SELF THIS IT-PAINTER OF FEMALE BODIES FINDS INSPIRATION IN URBAN LIFE. Tschabalala Self’s mixed-media works have been everywhere, from exhibitions at the New Museum and the Museum of Sex to the fair booths of Frieze New York and Art Basel in Switzerland. But when it comes to her subjects, often abstracted black and female bodies, the 28-year-old, Harlem-born artist thinks locally; her multimedia series Bodega Run depicts the aesthetics of a typical New York City bodega. “If I was to meet or see one of my characters in the real world, where would I see them?” Self says of the series. “I really felt like it was time for me to add a new level of complexity to my work and tell a larger story about where my figures come from.” Self describes bodegas as “emblematic of Harlem and neighborhoods like it,” a lens through which to explore topics such as access, value, and productivity. The series, she adds, “is a way to think about the body from the inside out.” Aptly, this year, Self is participating in the Studio Museum in Harlem’s prestigious artist-in-residence program. She also has a solo show slated to open at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai this fall.

Self received her B.A. from Bard College and her M.F.A. from Yale, then had her first solo show, ”Bodega Run,” at Pilar Corrias Gallery in London in 2017. A slew of residencies have also taken her to Detroit and to Naples. While her practice is rooted in exploring the complexities of where she grew up, her travels have more firmly solidified the personal aspect of her work. “These kinds of environments exist all over the world, but they still exist for the same kinds of communities,” Self says. “It made me more critical of the space in New York. It made me more thankful for it.” Self also creates animations, sculptures, and installations for many of her shows. For “Bodega Run” at Corrias, she turned the gallery itself into a pseudo-bodega, citing the work of David Hammons as a reference point. But painting, for Self, is what ultimately creates the stakes for her work: “The paintings create the environment for all this action to exist. I feel like this project couldn’t exist without [them]. The paintings are what hinge everything together.” ALEXANDRA PECHMAN

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ART

ECKHAUS LATTA THE WUNDERKIND TRENDSETTERS LAND THEIR FIRST SOLO EXHIBIT AT THE WHITNEY. Some say artists should be solitary, protected from earthly concerns like the public or the marketplace. But Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, founders of the fashion label Eckhaus Latta and the subjects of the forthcoming exhibit Eckhaus Latta: Possessed, which opens at the Whitney Museum on August 3, are none of those things. They are, rather, a wildly soughtafter brand worn by everyone from Kylie Jenner to Walter Pearce. But, more so than most brands, they also function as a collective, frequently populating their campaigns and runways with non-conforming models, activists, and artists who reflect the politics and youth culture of the day. Given their penchant for breaking norms and reflecting the culture at large, it’s fitting that they would break the Whitney’s 21-year streak without a fashion-centric exhibit. “It’s incredibly humbling,” says the pair over email. “The Whitney Museum has always held a very special place in our hearts so it feels pretty unreal to be presenting something there.” True to form, the exhibit will smudge the line between art, fashion, and politics, featuring everything from surveillance-inspired photography to shoppable Eckhaus Latta clothing. “People can expect a spatial representation of some of the familiar networks underlying fashion consumerism condensed within one gallery. Displays of photography that resemble advertisements. An

operational retail environment, complete with staff, purchasable clothing exclusive to the exhibition, a dressing room, and many other fixtures. They will also be watched,” Eckhaus and Latta say. “But the way we’re working together to create this exhibition is akin to how we build all of our Eckhaus Latta spaces. From our L.A. store to our runway shows and pop-ups, we build them with our community.” That community will include other artists like ’90s zine-queen Susan Cianciolo, who has walked in their shows, and Jay Latta, a designer and Zoe’s father, who were brought on to create the exhibit’s ersatz retail store. “Each of the artists will be contributing functional fixtures to the installation: clothing racks, display shelves, and a dressing room, for example,” they say. But for all its DIY DNA, the exhibit will also make a case for the union of art and commerce. “Art has an ability to ask more direct questions and fashion has an ability to access more people. We’ve always happily existed in the gray area between and enjoy how both spaces can lend themselves to one another,” they say. “Balancing creative design with commerciality is a compromise but if you can strike the right balance, it can be incredibly exciting. It took us a little too long to figure that out for ourselves. At the end of the day, it’s a business and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.” SAMUEL ANDERSON

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SONOYA MIZUNO THIS DANCER-TURNED-ACTRESS IS REACHING NEW HIGHS WITH HER ROLE IN CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

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she still dabbles in dance, she finds film a much more freeing form. “I’m learning to let go of the idea of trying to be perfect,” she says. “Since ballet has such a solid classical framework, everything is supposed to be a very specific way, so you learn to look at things with an eye towards perfection. But in acting, it isn’t always necessarily good to be like that— really magical things can happen when it’s unexpected and messy.” Next on the horizon for Mizuno is the forthcoming Cary Fukunagadirected Netflix series Maniac, a black comedy based on the Norwegian television show of the same name. In it, she will appear in her biggest role to date, alongside Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. “My part was the most interesting and fun and complex character I’ve played,” explains Mizuno. “What Cary and the writer Patrick [Somerville] created was really bold and brave. I love being a part of things like that.” And while her film parts may be growing in scale, Mizuno is still open to interesting side gigs. Having modeled for everyone from Shiseido to Ivy Park and appeared in music videos for Frank Ocean, Mizuno says that one of her goals is to dance in a video with Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. When asked about any upcoming dance projects in the works, Mizuno— like any great dancer—leaves us wanting more. “I have something I can’t tell you [about],” she says, “but I’m excited about it.” LISA MISCHIANTI

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This August, Sonoya Mizuno will walk down the aisle in a $40 million dollar wedding—on-screen, that is. It’ll be her character Araminta Lee’s big day, the event at the narrative center of Crazy Rich Asians, a film adapted from Kevin Kwan’s hit novel. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the movie has been hotly anticipated for its juicy storyline, over-the-top opulence, and stellar all-Asian cast including Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, and Ken Jeong. Shot on location in Southeast Asia, the production was a singular experience for Mizuno and her co-stars. “We knew we were doing something special, so there was this heightened feeling the whole time—the energy was kind of unusual,” recalls Mizuno of filming. “I think all of us had been in so many experiences where we played the token Asian person or the stereotyped Asian character, but in this film everyone is a whole, unique character and is funny, beautiful, intelligent, charismatic. I think we just revelled in that.” Born in Tokyo, Mizuno grew up in the U.K. attending the Royal Ballet School. Her major break into acting came in 2015 with the sci-fi flick Ex Machina, in which she captivated audiences with a surreal robot disco dance scene. Roles in 2016’s La La Land and this year’s Annihilation followed, both of which also featured memorable choreography. While

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MENA SUVARI & ALICIA SILVERSTONE THE ‘90S ICONS TACKLE A STORY SET IN THE ‘70S. Money, gender, and power define the narrative of American Woman, the juicy, addictive show co-executive produced by and based on the childhood of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards. When Alicia Silverstone first read the script—written by 30 Rock alum John Riggi—she was immediately drawn to her character Bonnie Nolan, a glamorous Beverly Hills housewife who leaves her cheating husband to raise her two young daughters solo. “She’s such a badass; she’s really fiery, yet also extremely vulnerable,” Silverstone says. Bonnie, based on Richards’s mother, relies on her two best friends: Kathleen, an unmarried thirtysomething played by Mena Suvari, and Diana (Jennifer Bartels) who deals with workplace harassment. “I love that all three women are evolving and finding themselves; they’re not just trying to find boyfriends,” Silverstone says. For Bonnie, it’s about reinvention. “She’s like, ‘I’m gonna open my own bank account!’” Suvari says. “I’ve always had a bank account, never relied on a man, and I was like, ‘Holy shit, I can’t even imagine living like that.’”

The show takes place at a time Silverstone describes as a feminist juncture—after the relatively conservative ‘60s, but before Roe v. Wade. “Some women are like, ‘I can be sexy, I can be whatever I want,’ but not everyone gets that memo yet,” says Silverstone. To that end, Bonnie is a firebrand, or as Silverstone puts it, “an incredibly impulsive person, left with nothing, and has to slowly build up. I think that takes such courage and is so brave, because it’s so easy for all of us to stay stuck.” The show saliently explores pre-#MeToo society—when financial inequality, sexual harassment in the workplace, and reliance on a man were not only commonplace but received as natural. And while times may have changed, Silverstone says that modern-day parallels remain. “I’m sure everyone can relate to the idea that we all get stuck in our lives. Sometimes, it’s not even that bad. It’s just not quite good. It’s sort of hovering, so you don’t think it’s worth ending, exiting, or taking the leap to actually live your dream and live the way you want.” ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV VMAGAZINE.COM 4 1

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V NEWS

GET THE SCOOP ON GELATO-INSPIRED JEWELS, ’80S-INFUSED ACCESSORIES, AND MORE BUZZWORTHY RELEASES IN FASHION, ART, AND CULTURE.

ART NET

On June 23, Chicago’s MCA unveiled “I Was Raised on the Internet,” an exploration of artistic production in the postWorld Wide Web world. Over 100 artworks—from Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s glitchy, VHS-quality videos featuring chat room-bred vernacular, to Jacolby Satterwhite’s lowtech 3D explorations of gay club culture—trace the Internet epoch from 1998 to now. SA

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INNER STRENGTH

“What’s underneath my DKNY?” asks the most recent DKNY lingerie campaign. The answer is as wide-ranging as the label’s latest collection, which has everything from solid white body-con underwear to lacy rompers to a boxing-style graphic robe that’s perfect for your post-Rumble class cooldown. After teaming up with the recently revamped brand last year, Emily Ratajkowski will once again embody the DKNY woman this season— offering a message in the campaign that encapsulates the expansive yet sporty collection: “I believe all women are powerful,” she says. “Like really, really powerful.” In sum, what’s under her DKNY is whatever she says it is. SA

SPINNING GOLD

Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo, the husband-and-wife duo behind Venetian label Golden Goose Deluxe Brand, have built their company on embellished, subtly futuristic sneakers and apparel. But the brand’s fall collection harks back to the old country with a series of classically tweed coats and pants. Created in collaboration with Scottish wool producers, the pieces are made with authentic Harris Tweed—the only fabric in the world with its own law. Enacted by parliament in 1993, the Harris Tweed Act ensures that the quality and authenticity of all Harris Tweed be approved by a governing body, protecting the livelihood of the Outer Hebrides’ sheep farmers. And while they may be the products of old-school craftsmanship, the pieces themselves are fit for the modern shopper. SAMUEL ANDERSON

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LADIES FIRST

When ’70s-inspired womenswear label Land of Distraction launched last fall, it quickly earned a high-profile following that includes Kate Bosworth, Mia Moretti, and Jaime King. But this year the brand proved it caters to It Girls and first ladies alike by partnering with the United State of Women, Michelle Obama’s philanthropic organization on gender equality. The commemorative shirts, reading “Barriers Were Meant to Be Broken” and “Land of Equality,” pair perfectly with the line’s inclusive aesthetic. Collection Two, which hit stores earlier this summer, emphasizes versatile pieces like widelegged jeans and workman shirts that evoke the strength and sensibility of the women’s movement. SA

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BULGARI SERVES GELATI

RIDE THE NEW WAVE

Make a splash with Louis Vuitton’s New Wave handbag, a collection of colorific leather bags that take visual cues from the excesses of the ’80s club scene. Named for the musical genre that peaked in the go-go decade (think the Psychedelic Furs), the New Wave collection comes in a sidewalk chalk rainbow’s worth of hues, from bubblegum pink to mint green. The lambskin leather bags combine groovy, Art Deco-inspired details like the wave-shaped stitching and statement gold chain with maximal splashes like the strap’s Technicolor “Vuitton” nameplate. In addition to the monochrome bags coming this summer, the house will release a second wave of embellished, patch-laden editions in September—as well as a denim number sure to pair perfectly with those vintage Jordache jeans. The bags arrive in the wake of the ’80s mania that has recently gripped fashion and culture—from the neons and fringe on the Fall/Winter 2018 runways to recent Hollywood remakes like Heathers and Dynasty. But the cheeky collection also winks at the more distant past: the wave motif is a nod to the legacy brand’s first nautical-themed tote—a trunk introduced in the 1800s. SA

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Last month, Bulgari dropped a batch of baubles designed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Just in time for ice cream season, the BVLGARI BVLGARI Gelati collection boasts a popsicle motif that’s the perfect accessory to your Roman holiday. The bracelets, brooches, and rings come in three flavors: striped-green malachite, mother-of-pearl, and black onyx. The latest in the long-running BVLGARI BVLGARI series—inaugurated in 1977— the Gelati jewels are a refreshing take on classic Italian style. While cheeky and accessible in shape, the appetizing designs also nod to world-famous Italian indulgence: a cluster of diamonds set in each popsicle symbolizes a recently taken bite. SA

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V NEWS

All images courtesy Ryan McGinley and Team (Gallery, inc.) New York

SELF REFLECTION

For his new exhibition and book Mirror, Mirror photographer Ryan McGinley challenged 200 close friends to take self-portraits using a specific list of instructions written by McGinley himself. Each of the subjects, including family, college friends, brothers-in-law, moms, aunts, former models, and ex-boyfriends, captured themselves nude in their homes, surrounded by mirrors arranged by the artist’s team (McGinley was not present). “I’ve always been fascinated by projects in which the artist conceives of the idea and provides instructions, but the work is executed by others,” he explains. “I wanted to empower the subjects, while stripping my photography down to its conceptual roots. I felt like the models were still working within my photographic language and the themes I have explored for years—nudity, sexuality, gender, beauty, and fantasy.” Shot in a variety of angles and vantage points, the portraits reflect the limitless and subjective exercise of self-reflection in the social media age—while evoking the honesty and intimacy for which the photographer is known. (Subjects had to shoot five rolls of film within an hour, eliminating the ability to self-edit.) McGinley’s wide-ranging inspirations for the project included “the mirrored room in Bruce Lee’s movie Enter the Dragon, trying on clothes in a fitting room with multiple mirrors, FaceTime, make-up tutorials, profile pictures on dating apps, thirst traps, and Versailles’s iconic Hall of Mirrors,” he says. But, he adds, he encourages future participants to make it their own. “The best part of this exercise is that anyone can carry it out, and become part of this project.” Here, the artist shares a selection of instructions exclusively for V. Get snapping. DEVIN BARRETT

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ART OF THE SELFIE: APPEAR TO BE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF TAKING A STEP. PRETEND YOU’RE A PAPARAZZI ON ONE SIDE OF THE MIRROR AND A CELEBRITY ON THE OTHER. SHOOT MULTIPLE FRAMES AS YOU WALK ACROSS YOUR ROOM AND BLOCK YOUR FACE FROM THE CAMERA. SAY TO YOUR REFLECTION, “IF YOU’RE COOL WITH ME, I’M COOL WITH YOU.” THEN LOOK AT YOURSELF AND SHOOT MULTIPLE FRAMES SAYING, “YOU TALKING TO ME?” PRETEND YOU’RE A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER AND TELL YOURSELF TO PUT YOUR CHIN DOWN.

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V GIRLS

FROM SUNDANCE TO SOUNDCLOUD, THESE RISING STARS ARE USING THEIR PLATFORMS TO TACKLE ISSUES LIKE MENTAL HEALTH AND REPRESENTATION. PHOTOGRAPHY JUSTIN CAMPBELL FASHION YANA KAMPS

THE STAR OF EIGHTH GRADE EXPLORES THE REALITIES OF GROWING UP ONLINE.

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As you may recall—perhaps with perfect clarity—eighth grade sucked. It was when cool-girl cliques that had just begun to form became terrifyingly crystallized, and sudden spurts of boobs or acne determined your place in the social hierarchy. As bad as that time may have been, consider yourself lucky if it happened before social media existed. You might have had it rough, but kids these days have it rougher. Such is the subject of Eighth Grade, the Sundance darling hitting theaters in July. Written and directed by Bo Burnham, the film stars the fearless Elsie Fisher as Kayla, who is voted “most quiet” in her class. The superlative is, like everything at that age, embarrassing, but it gets her in a room with the object of her affection, Aiden, played by Luke Prael. When Kayla sees Aiden across the room, the musical swell is enough to make you remember the feeling of an unrequited crush. Burnham’s film feels unprecedented in the seriousness with which it considers the teen experience and its commitment to observing the world through its heroine’s eyes—never falling into the “another

teen movie” trap. Fisher, whose voice you might recognize from the Despicable Me movies (though she’s grown up a lot since then) was grateful to get a script that didn’t call for a leading actress with perfect skin—or perfect anything. “Teenagers should be able to see themselves on screen,” she says over the phone. That includes “weird, gooey, crackly, normal skin” and all, she says. Like her character, Fisher struggles with anxiety, which she says is often triggered by her phone. “It’s definitely addicting, and it can lead to over-analyzing of the self,” she adds. “You watch yourself live, you watch other people live. It’s too much.” But also like Kayla, Fisher is an optimist, acknowledging the positive aspects of social media. “I think it makes it easier for people to become friends,” she says. “I think it makes some people feel less alone.” That is also what Eighth Grade accomplishes. Even many adults who see this film will walk out of movie theaters feeling—finally—seen. ELIZABETH KIEFER

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SYD THE FRONTWOMAN OF GRAMMY-NOMINATED GROUP THE INTERNET STRIKES A CHORD. Syd may be the frontwoman of the R&B group the Internet, but her feelings about the Internet itself are complicated. On a phone call, the singer explains that she has recently deleted the Instagram app from her phone—something she does with some regularity. “Every week, I delete Instagram so I’ll stop seeking validation through it,” she explains. “Honestly I delete [it] to get that part of my selfdoubt away.” And yet, Syd adds, that self-doubt is also a driving force. “It pushes me to get better,” she says. “I don’t think I’ll ever stop wanting likes on my pictures.” The 26-year-old L.A. native got her start in her teens as the lone female member of Odd Future alongside Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean. While she officially left the provocative crew in 2016, Syd remains the lead singer of the Internet, the Grammy-nominated offshoot that she and fellow Odd Future member Matt Martians founded in 2011. Last year, Syd, born Sydney Loren Bennett, gained a newfound independence with her solo debut, the sparkling, Aaliyah-inflected Fin. But, despite being more center-stage than ever, Syd originally intended her first album to be sung entirely by other artists. “I’m not an attention-seeker; I’m not the life of the party,” she says. “I really do enjoy being the frontperson for the Internet, and performing, [but] it brought other dreams I hadn’t realized.” Simply put, the dream is to follow in the footsteps of her idol and mentor Pharrell Williams, a musician as adored for producing others as he is for his own hits. “I’ve always wanted to be like Pharrell in that sense,” Syd says. “He [does] exactly what I want to do: produce, write for other people, and maybe do a cool cameo in a music video or sing a hook here and there.” Syd is close to achieving her dreams. She’s recently received praise from not only Pharrell but also Beyoncé, who offered her endorsement via Instagram. “I don’t even know how to talk about that,” says Syd. “She’s just the greatest. Her putting one of my songs on her Instagram was really surreal,” says Syd. “I actually have a beat called ‘Does Beyoncé Know My Name?’ It was after I ran into her and she gave me a hug. I was like, Oh my God.” With approval from Beyoncé and Pharrell, Syd’s future is looking bright. Next up, the Internet will release its fourth album, Hive Mind, on July 20. And while she’s already working on her next solo album, Syd is firmly living in the moment—thanks to yet another idol. “I saw Erykah Badu recently,” she says. “She said something that changed my life: ‘We get depressed when we focus on the past and get anxious when we focus on the future so we got to try to start living more in the now.’” MARISSA G. MULLER

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KING PRINCESS THE ANOINTED VOICE OF THE MOMENT MADE A STELLAR DEBUT AS THE FIRST ARTIST SIGNED TO MARK RONSONÕS LABEL. Mikaela Straus hopes to usher in a new era of authenticity in record contract but turned it down—and it’s a good thing she queer culture. In her debut single “1950” Straus, better known as did. Years later, power producer Mark Ronson would find those King Princess, showcases her own authentically queer identity demos and ask Straus to dinner to discuss them. “I was like, Fuck while harking back to a time when the LGBTQ+ community was yeah, I’ll go for dinner with Mark Ronson!” she laughs. “We got to forced to live in secrecy. And while times may have changed, the know each other over the next few months.” Eventually Ronson Brooklynite says that growing up, she saw gayness performed signed Straus—making her the first artist to sign to Ronson’s in culture more often than actual gay people representing them- label Zelig Records, which released King Princess’s debut EP, selves. “It’s time for gay people to be in the industry and talking Make My Bed, in June. It was Ronson who encouraged Straus to release “1950” as about their stories,” she says. In the video for “1950,” Straus dons a drawn-on moustache her first single despite Straus’s initial reservations. “It’s a midwhile singing lines like, “I hate it when dudes try to chase me / tempo, gay song! There’s real guitar in it! None of these elements but I love it when you try to save me.” With its playful takedown are what makes a song a hit these days,” she laughs. With its of gender norms, the song and video earned millions of plays, subtly subversive country guitar, smoky vocals, and ‘60s-style celebrity fans from Harry Styles to Kourtney Kardashian, and production, “1950” is right at home in Ronson’s catalog of hits. rapturous praise from the LGBTQ+ community within weeks of Straus now regularly fields messages from other young queer its release. “I never would have anticipated a response like this people seeking advice or thanking her for giving them a voice. to a first single,” says Straus on a call from her current home “It’s really wonderful,” she says. “As a person in the LGBT comin Los Angeles. “You tell yourself, This song is just the starting munity, I feel like I’ve begun to do my job.” As a newly crowned point, and it’s only gonna get better from here.” leader of queer youth, Straus says King Princess is here for the While it may look like insta-fame to an outsider, Straus’s suc- resistance. “It feels really good to put out some gay shit and be cess has been a long time coming. At age 11, she was offered a like, Fuck you! to the regime.” SARAH GOODING

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THE 13 REASONS WHY PHENOM CARRIED A POWERFUL STORYLINE IN THE SHOW’S SECOND SEASON.

ALISHA BOE

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Alisha Boe never anticipated the impact of 13 Reasons Why, the breakout Netflix series about the suicide of high school student and assault survivor Hannah Baker. The Selena Gomez-produced show, told through Hannah’s self-recorded tapes detailing the events that led up to her death, forced widespread conversations around issues of sexual abuse, bullying, and depression. “During the first season, I didn’t really think of the outcome,” says the 21-year-old actress, who plays Jessica, Hannah’s friend and a survivor of assault herself. “You never think that acting can change people’s lives. The reception was incredible and sort of overwhelming.” In the time since the first season came out, Boe’s life has changed dramatically. Born in Norway to a Somali father and Norwegian mother, Boe relocated to Los Angeles to pursue acting at age seven. “I was just out there hustling. I was looking for a role from anyone who would hire me,” says Boe, who soon booked recurring roles on Ray Donovan and Teen Wolf—but none that approached the phenomenon

of 13 Reasons. “My mom was really happy when I booked the show,” Boe laughs. “Like, ‘Yeah, you’re not a failure!’” Today, Boe is excited about the second season of 13 Reasons— which, given the current climate, was always poised to make an impact. “We dove more into Jessica’s road to recovery after coming to terms with her rape, so I did more research into the psychological effects of trauma and how it shapes everyday life,” says Boe, who also drew on her own experiences for the role. “I’ve had to deal with things similar to Jessica before. Being a teenager is really hard and you’re trying to figure out who you are and it’s only natural to feel anxious and depressed at times.” As tough as her storyline got, Boe believes it will continue the important conversation sparked by the #MeToo movement. “We’re progressing past the victim blaming where we question the survivor rather than blaming them,” Boe says. “It’s a huge, huge shift in our culture.” ASHLEY SIMPSON VMAGAZINE.COM 4 9

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Gigi Hadid and Serena Williams are a generation apart and dominate different fields—Hadid as today’s reigning supermodel and Williams as tennis’s GOAT. But besides success, the two have more in common than you think—so much so that Williams’s first post-pregnancy outing was to present Hadid’s Glamour Women of the Year award. Hadid has defined herself professionally through modeling, but she has serious athletic chops, too: a hardcore athlete circa high school, Hadid’s passion for sports propels her fiercely competitive streak and impressive work ethic. She is a force to be reckoned with, now more than ever before. Here, the two MVPs reunite to talk perfectionism, sister-sister dynamics, and how to inspire future generations of powerful women. SAMUEL ANDERSON

SERENA WILLIAMS We’ve known each other for a long time. What do you remember about how we met? GIGI HADID When I jog my memory, I can remember a lot of fun times from early in our friendship but I can’t actually remember how we met... it’s been a long time now! But, I’ve seen you play all over the world and we always have so much fun together. SW How do you think you’ve grown and matured over the past few years? GH I think I’ve learned a lot about myself, and every day I learn more about how to navigate this life. There’s no handbook for being in the public eye, so a lot of the learning about what your personal needs are, in such a bizarre way of life, is through trial and error. I think it’s good to have compassion for yourself too, which is hard because I’m a perfectionist. But I have patience for the rhythm of life and I take the lows

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with the highs. I feel lucky to feel, which I’ve been thinking a lot about. I enjoy learning during every part of the roller coaster. SW Do you have a favorite memory of us together? GH I love seeing you win. I think every woman feels like they win when they watch you play, or at least that’s how I feel. One of the best nights we’ve ever had was out in NYC after you won the U.S. Open one year, if I remember correctly...I won’t go into too much detail! [Laughs.] SW We both have close relationships with our sisters. How does it feel to have a successful sister in the same field? What is that dynamic like for you? GH I absolutely love it. It’s very rare to have what Bella and I have in fashion, what you and Venus have in tennis. I feel very lucky to be able to have a piece of home in my work environment. We are each other’s biggest fans. It has been a huge joy of my life to watch my little sister flourish, and to help when I can! SW What is some advice you gave Bella when she first started? GH I personally really loved the challenge of learning a lot of the fashion ropes on my own when I started working in New York, so I didn’t want to take that experience away from Bella when she started. I was always there whenever she had a question about a specific client or situation, but I tried not to be too protective, which comes naturally to me with her. We’re always FaceTiming to keep each other company on work trips. SW You were really serious about volleyball and went to the Junior Olympics qualifier in high school. Do you ever think about what your life would be like now if you’d followed that path? GH I think about it all the time, but I am really grateful for the time I spent playing in high school and still use so many tools I learned as an

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athlete in my work life today. The work ethic, dedication, and drive you develop as an athlete is hard to unwire. I go back and surprise my old coach’s teams at practices whenever I get a chance. I love playing with the kids and feeling the unequivocal energy of a team on a court, but they do make me feel old at 23! [Laughs.] SW You and Bella were also really serious about equestrian sports. What do you think it’d be like now if you’d both pursued that professionally? GH We both would have definitely been very happy going that route as well, but I think fashion opens a lot of doors to different and unique experiences and opportunities. I get to work with horses a lot for shoots and that always makes my day. Bella and I recently got horses again and ride at our farm whenever we aren’t working. Having that as a getaway is such a blessing. I would love to compete again one day when I have more time! SW Competitiveness is such a key aspect of sports. Is competition still a driver of your success? GH It’s interesting because I think most of my competitive nature comes from my mental competition with myself. I’m competitive with my personal best; I won’t stop if I know I can do better. In volleyball I was on a team, and I took that responsibility very seriously, just as I feel about my relationship with a horse I compete on. I want to be the best, but it’s about knowing I worked hard to perfect something more than it will ever be about beating someone else. That goes for volleyball, horseback riding, and modeling. SW What’s one thing you and Bella get really competitive about, personally or professionally? GH I would say that out of everything, Bella and I are the least competitive about our careers. We are more competitive about holiday cooking. SW I’ve read that you love crime TV. What’s your favorite show and why? GH I’ve watched pretty much all the crime shows and movies. I love Elementary because I find the human condition and relationships just as interesting as the crimes themselves. I guess that’s why I studied criminal psychology in college rather than forensics, which is what I originally wanted to study as a kid. I also love documentaries, that’s what I’m usually watching, both crime and others. I like to think I can recommend anyone a documentary that they’d love. SW What else motivates you to be fearless and ambitious?

GH I feel very blessed to do what I do and be where I am. I think that a lot of what is meaningful nowadays takes a lot of courage. It’s sometimes scary to speak your mind with today’s media climate, but kids that do it so fearlessly give me the courage to do what feels right in my heart. The love and support I receive from fans motivates me every day to keep getting better all-around and speaking up for what I believe in. SW I presented you with a Glamour Women of the Year Award in November. What was that experience like? GH It was a huge honor to be included, and really sank in and became emotional for me when I got to hear all the women speak that night. I was really nervous to give my speech, and I almost couldn’t speak because I really felt that honored and touched. On top of it, you flew in to present my award just after giving birth to Olympia! I felt so lucky and grateful. SW How do you feel about all the young ladies that look up to you? GH I have so much love for them and always want them to know that I’m not perfect. I am figuring life out every day just like them. I hope to inspire them to find everything they are passionate about and not let anyone tell them they have to feel defined by anything singular. SW How do you hope your work can impact or have an effect on the world? GH I’m really proud of the dozens of schools that will be built in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos through my Stuart Weitzman collaborations with Pencils of Promise. It makes me so happy to think that the schools will hopefully give many generations of kids the opportunity to get the education they deserve. I want to keep connecting with organizations surrounding world issues I’m passionate about, and to use my platform and time to give back however I can. Besides any tangible charity work, I hope to always spread the message of compassion, for yourself and others. You don’t have to wake up feeling 100 percent ever day, but finding something that inspires you on a daily basis, whether it be something small and creative or big and philanthropic, it’s important to let your light shine for yourself and therefore on the world. Learning from others, challenging myself to perfect new trades, getting informed about what I’m passionate about, and helping others have brought me so much joy, and I hope to inspire others to embrace all that life has to offer.

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THE IN CROWD

AN ARMY OF BOLD BEAUTIES USHER IN THE STRENGTH OF THE SEASON. FROM IMPACTFUL PRINTS TO LASER-SHARP ELEGANCE, THE FALL COLLECTIONS OFFER A VIVIDLY DIVERSE PICTURE OF MODERN FEMININITY.

ON LIPS MAYBELLINE LIP STUDIO GLITTER FIX GLITTER LIP GLOSS

ON CHEEKS YSL BEAUTY COUTURE CONTOURING PALETTE

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J U LY & A U G U S T

CHECK LIST

JULY

TOUR DE FRANCE

Cyclists from around the world will traverse 3,329 km in the 105th year of this annual French tradition.

EDITED BY A.J. LONGABAUGH

TOUR DE FRANCE KICKS OFF IN VENDÉE, FRANCE AND RUNS FROM JULY 7–29

GENERATION WEALTH

Director Lauren Greenfield’s latest examines the cultural pathologies of rich societies, exploring consumerism, beauty, and gender to gain a deeper understanding of the historical growth of capitalism and greed.

GENERATION WEALTH HITS THEATERS ON JULY 20

AUGUST

LOLLAPALOOZA

Boasting acts like Jack White, Dua Lipa, Vampire Weekend, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more, this giant roster of musical acts, over four days, allows festival season to go out with a bang.

LOLLAPALOOZA RUNS FROM AUGUST 2–5 AT GRANT PARK IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

JULY

MCQUEEN

JULY

OBSESSION: NUDES BY KLIMT, SCHIELE, & PICASSO

The artists’ nudes will be shown in sideby-side presentations, featuring 50 works from the Met’s Scofield Thayer Collection.

OBSESSION IS ON VIEW AT THE MET BREUER JULY 3–OCTOBER 7 IN NEW YORK CITY

Celebrating the life and influence of iconic fashion designer Alexander McQueen, McQueen gives us an intimate, neverbefore-seen look into the brilliant artist’s complex world, marked by both outsize inspiration and intense personal torment. Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, this festival hit documentary utilizes archival footage and imagery in shaping a moving and empathetic narrative that spans McQueen’s career, taking us through his term as chief designer at Givenchy, and showing the creation of his own namesake fashion house. Being hailed as a triumph by critics and viewers alike, the memory and genius of Alexander McQueen will forever haunt and inspire the ever-evolving world of fashion.

PHOTOGRAPHY INEZ AND VINOODH (V31)

AUGUST

U.S. OPEN

The NYC sporting tradition, where the likes of Roger Federer and the Williams sisters have scored victories, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

THE U.S. OPEN TAKES OVER THE BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER ON AUGUST 27 IN FLUSHING MEADOWS, QUEENS, NYC

Clockwise from top left: Alexander McQueen, photography Inez and Vinoodh, originally published in V31; Bradley Wiggins, photography Josh Hallett; © Lauren Greenfield; Halsey and Charli XCX, photography Greg Noire courtesy Lollapalooza 2017; Serena Williams, Photography Yann Caradec; Egon Schiele, Standing Nude with Orange Drapery, 1914, watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper, 46.4 x 30.5 cm, courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art

JULY

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#COLORSENSATIONAL Maybelline.com/shinecompulsion Gigi is wearing New Shine Compulsion in Scarlet Flame. ©2018 Maybelline LLC.

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V114: FIERCE GIGI / SPECIAL DIGITAL EDITION  

On the set of our V114’s cover shoot in Miami, Gigi Hadid was busy executing her own stunts, which ranged from catching air on a Sea-Doo to...

V114: FIERCE GIGI / SPECIAL DIGITAL EDITION  

On the set of our V114’s cover shoot in Miami, Gigi Hadid was busy executing her own stunts, which ranged from catching air on a Sea-Doo to...