Zoe Ghertner Captures Vogue US 'The Present Is Female': Designers Behind Fashion Revolution

Zoe Ghertner Captures Vogue US 'The Present Is Female': Designers Behind Fashion Revolution

Sarah Mower is the first person voice behind Vogue’s August 2019 in-depth ‘The Present Is Female: The Designers Behind a Fashion Revolution.’

A FEMALE CULTURE runs far and wide across the landscape of 21st-century fashion. It’s there at the top of the canopy, in major Parisian houses; it pervades the uprising of young, self-made independents and generations of established entrepreneurs: a multifaceted critical mass of women steadily working to change an industry for the better. What’s remarkable is the way they talk about feeling, their agile ability to intuit the time we live in, and their quiet but steady turning of the fashion world toward the overthrow of bad and old institutional behaviors.

Annie Leibovitz Presents A Great Model Gaggle In 'Check Please' For Vogue US August 2019

Annie Leibovitz Presents A Great Model Gaggle In 'Check Please' For Vogue US August 2019

Abby Champion, Adut Akech, Andreja Pejic, Anna Ewers, Anok Yai, Ariel Nicholson, Fei Fei Sun, Fran Summers, Gemma Ward, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Kesewa Aboah, and Paloma Elsesser are styled by Sara Moonves in ‘Check, Please’. Annie Leibovitz captures the noble origins sorority girls en masse for American Vogue August 2019.

Jane Fonda Gets Candid On Her 'Woke' History, Celebrating 60 Years Since Vogue Cover

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Jane Fonda Gets Candid On Her 'Woke' History, Celebrating 60 Years Since Vogue Cover

Bridget Read interviews Jane Fonda about 60 years of activism , looking totally fab in her 80s and her first Vogue cover shot by master artist Irving Penn in July 1959.

We learn that Fonda actually worked for Irving Penn for a year, acting as his assistant at age 19. How thrilling! The Vogue cover shoot was a year before the actor’s first film ‘Tall Story’. She was wearing lipstick-color gloves available at Saks Fifth Avenue and a “spice brown” rinse in her hair.

Jane was studying at the time with Lee Strasberg and assigned to the Eileen Ford Agency as a model to pay for her acting classes. “If you had told me at that time that at age 81 I would again be on the cover of Vogue, I would’ve told you you were out of your mind, that that was completely and utterly impossible,” Jane tells Briget Read. Fonda continues:

My image of women was that they were victims and not very powerful, and my dad didn’t encourage me, or make me feel I was attractive. I mean, everything was a surprise to me. I was surprised that I got cast in a movie. I was surprised that I was ever accepted as a model at Eileen Ford’s agency and surprised that I ever ended up on the cover of Vogue. So my life has just been one big surprise for me.

Peter Lindbergh Eyes Rianne Van Rompaey In 'Wildest Dreams' For Vogue US July 2019

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Peter Lindbergh Eyes Rianne Van Rompaey In 'Wildest Dreams' For Vogue US July 2019

Model Rianne Van Rompaey gets cozy with actor Tomasz Kot in ‘Wildest Dreams’, styled by Grace Coddington and Michael Philouze. Photographer Peter Lindbergh captures the duo for Vogue US July 2019./ Makeup by Francelle; hair by Orlando Pita

Raquel + Imaan Define Gorgeosity In 'Natural Selection' By Ethan James Green For Vogue US

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Raquel + Imaan Define Gorgeosity In 'Natural Selection' By Ethan James Green For Vogue US

Raquel Zimmermann and Imaan Hammam are styled by Camilla Nickerson in gorgeous visual opulence in ‘Natural Selection’. Photographer Ethan James Green captures the queenly magnificence for Vogue US July 2019.

Adut Akech + Fran Summers In 'Pier Pressure' By Angelo Pennetta For Vogue US June 2019

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Adut Akech + Fran Summers In 'Pier Pressure' By Angelo Pennetta For Vogue US June 2019

Models Adut Akech and Fran Summers are styled by Alex Harrington for ‘Pier Pressure’. Photographer Angelo Pennetta captures the duo on location in Italy for Vogue US June 2019./ Hair by Mustafa Yanaz; makeup by Jen Myles