Style Notes: Michelle Obama Covers T Magazine; Gigi Hadid Covers Vogue Paris (Again)
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Michelle Obama Covers T Magazine's Greats Issue [T Magazine]
First lady Michelle Obama's time in the White House may be drawing to a close, but these days, FLOTUS is hotter than ever. Not only is she regularly name-checked on the campaign trail by good friend Hilllary Clinton, but her work for children's programs — from health to education to international girls' rights — helped her earn a cover on T Magazine's "Greats" issue, an honor she shares with Lady Gaga, designer Junya Watanabe, artist Kerry James Marshall, chef Massimo Bottura, novelist Zadie Smith and photographer William Eggleston.
Gigi Hadid Lands Second Vogue Paris Cover This Year [Instagram]
Surprise, surprise, Gigi Hadid landed her second Vogue Paris cover of 2016 (she also covered the March issue). This marks her 13th cover for the Vogue brand overall in less than two years. Hadid was photographed by Mario Testino wearing Armani Prive for the Haute Couture issue.
Luke Perry Covers AARP The Magazine [Huffington Post]
In magazine cover news that's actually surprising, Luke Perry, star of (the original) Beverly Hills, 90210, was featured on a cover of AARP The Magazine in celebration of his 50th birthday. The cover was just a mock-up for social media only (Warren Beatty, 79, covers the physical copy of the October/November issue). However, needless to say, Twitter users freaked out anyway over the fact that their favorite Beverly Hills bad boy was a card-carrying member of AARP.
Join us in wishing Luke Perry of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' a happy 50th birthday! pic.twitter.com/QWz8TsjGpL— AARP (@AARP) October 11, 2016
Roberto Cavalli Workers Protest Layoffs with Strike [WWD]
Employees at Roberto Cavalli's Florence headquarters are pushing back against the news that the Italian fashion house is cutting more than 30 percent of its workforce (about 200 jobs) in an effort to return to profitability by 2018. The drastic reorganization announced last week, which includes creative director Peter Dundas' exit, caused workers to go on strike for eight hours on Friday. They also plan to meet with local politicians to discuss the matter next week.
Glamour Auctions Women of the Year Awards Tickets for Charity [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Glamour magazine is auctioning off tickets to its annual Women of the Year Awards, held this year in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, as well as various experiences, including the chance for one high bidder to be "editor for a day" and hang out with an editor in either the L.A. or New York offices. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction, which is hosted on eBay, will benefit The Girl Project, a nonprofit which supports secondary school education in 95 countries.