Style Notes: Paris Jackson's First Vogue Cover; Raury's Dolce & Gabbana Runway Protest
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Paris Jackson Lands First Vogue Cover, Answers Interview Via Text [Vogue Australia]
Paris Jackson's first Vogue cover has arrived. The 19-year-old was photographed in a two-piece Prada ensemble by Patrick Demarchelier for the July issue of the glossy. Like her Teen Vogue profile, Jackson's entire Vogue interview was conducted via text message with writer Alison Veness. And as in her previous interviews, the model and actress reiterates that she wants to use her platform to spread awareness about causes that are near and dear to her heart.
Michelle Obama's Still Got It [Instagram]
Former first lady Michelle Obama has been busy continuing to champion the issues she tackled while in the White House, including girls' education and fitness — and when it comes to the latter, she's not messing around. Obama posted a photo of herself holding perfect form while planking during a grueling bootcamp session, adding in the caption that she continues to work to strengthen her body so that she can be her best self when helping others.
When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn’t matter that we were all at varying fitness levels. Our bootcamp weekends were a reminder that if we want to keep taking care of others, we need to take care of ourselves first. And even though I’m no longer at the White House, I've continued this tradition and wanted to share some photos. My girlfriends have been there for me through all kinds of life transitions over the years – including a pretty big one recently! – and we’ve done our best to stay healthy together. Whether it’s a bootcamp or a walk around the neighborhood, I hope you and your crew can find some time this summer to be healthy together.
Mahershala Ali Covers GQ [GQ]
Oscar-winning Moonlight actor and uber-stylish male person Mahershala Ali nabbed the July cover of GQ, for which he was photographed by Peggy Sirota in a patterned red and white button-down and turquoise necklace out and about on Catalina Island. In the accompanying interview, Ali opens up about his overnight celebrity transformation and how he handled his newfound fame. “When suddenly you go from being followed in Barneys to being fawned over, it will mess with your head,” he said.
Todd Oldham Collection Lands at L.A.'s Decades [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Los Angeles' beloved luxury vintage store Decades, Todd Oldham and 1stdibs are putting up for sale and exhibition a 40-piece collection of samples which were originally worn on the runways in the 1990s by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Linda Evangelista. Prices for the collection, available now, run from $350 to $2,400 and include accessories, evening gowns, outerwear and more.
Raury Explains That Dolce & Gabbana Runway Protest [GQ]
Atlanta-based musician Raury made a bold move over the weekend while hitting the runway for Dolce and Gabbana's #DGMillennial-filled menswear presentation at Men's Fashion Week in Milan. The "Cigarette Song" singer, who was paid to walk in the show, whipped off his sweatshirt during the finale to reveal the words "Protest," "Give me freedom" and "I am not your scapegoat" written on his chest. In an interview with GQ, Raury said that the protest was a reaction to the brand's recent "Boycott Dolce & Gabbana" tees, which he wasn't aware of until after he had already agreed to walk in the show. "Me, as a young man from Stone Mountain, Georgia, the birthplace of the Klu Klux Klan, I really felt this mockery of boycotting," he said. "Who knows, if boycotts didn’t happen, if Rosa Parks and [Martin Luther King] didn’t step up … who knows if I would even exist? Boycotting matters. Boycotting is real. Dolce’s entire campaign says it’s not real."
Bella Hadid Follows Gigi as New Face of Max Mara Accessories [Fashionista]
Who's that Hadid? Bella Hadid has seamlessly replaced her big sister Gigi as the new face of Max Mara accessories, a gig which Gigi initally landed a few seasons back. The Hadid domination continues.