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W Magazine

Volume 3, 2019

W means the World of Style. Fashion--and everything fashionable--through the lens of contemporary culture. W's combination of photography and journalism artfully answer the questions Who, What, When, Where, and Why for the people who lead the global conversation in fashion, art, beauty, design, cinema, music, politics and travel.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Conde Nast US
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STEFANO TONCHI Editor in ChiefARMAND LIMNANDER Executive EditorLYNN HIRSCHBERG Editor at LargeREGAN A. SOLMO Executive Managing EditorDIANE SOLWAY Features and Culture DirectorRICKIE DE SOLE Fashion DirectorSARA MOONVES Style DirectorALEXANDRA BEN-GURION Visuals DirectorCIAN BROWNE Design DirectorFEATURESKARIN NELSON Senior Features EditorGILLIAN SAGANSKY Contributing Writer/EditorFASHION & BEAUTYNORA MILCH Market and Accessories DirectorJENNA WOJCIECHOWSKI Fashion Market EditorLIZZY WHOLLEY Accessories EditorALLIA ALLIATA DI MONTEREALE Associate Fashion EditorMEREDITH JAYME Associate Accessories EditorLAURA JACKSON Fashion AssistantART & VISUALSJEFF BURCH Art DirectorJUSTIN ROSE Senior Visuals EditorERIN MEAGHER DesignerEMILY LIPSON Assistant Visuals EditorOPERATIONSROSEANN MARULLI Digital Managing EditorJENNIFER MURRAY Production Director, Digital and PrintCOREY SABOURIN Copy DirectorELIZABETH GALL Research ManagerDIEGO HADIS, ALEXA LAWRENCE Copy ManagersFRANCINE SCHORE Business ManagerPUBLIC RELATIONSADRIANA STAN Public Relations DirectorCONTRIBUTORSDAVID SEBBAH Contributing Creative DirectorEDWARD KIM Bookings DirectorGIOVANNA BATTAGLIA ENGELBERT, KATIE GRAND, CARLOS NAZARIO, MARIE-AMÉLIE SAUVÉ Contributing Fashion…

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his & hers & theirs…& ours

Steven Meisel’s gender-bending story “ASexual Revolution” and cover for the October 2004 issue of WEthan James Green’s Young New York (Aperture), 2019.Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever (Skira Rizzoli), 2011, with a cover image originally shot for the November 2010 issue of WCovers photographed by Alasdair McLellan. Styled by Sara Moonves. Henry Golding wears a Bode shirtCartier watch. Naomi Scott wears a Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello dress.At this magazine, we were early and vocal champions of the gender fluidity that is now at the center of the fashion conversation. In 2004, Steven Meisel shot a cover story with boys in dresses and girls in suits striking provocative poses in a vacant lot in Los Angeles; it’s hard to believe that, at the time, those images were seen as controversial and scandalous.…

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face time

HANNE GABY ODIELESince being discovered at a music festival 15 years ago, the Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele has walked pretty much every designer catwalk there is. More recently, she’s become a tireless advocate for interACT, a nonprofit organization that promotes human rights for children who, like her, were born with intersex traits. “For me, it was very important to share my story,” she says. “Being intersex hasn’t stopped me from doing anything at all.” Compared to her celebrated bold street style, the model’s off-duty beauty routine is pared down. “Maybe if I come home from work with a great statement makeup look, I will keep it on for the night,” she says. The best part about the giant glittery eyes that Odiele rocks here? “They’re actually stickers, so they’re…

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holding court

If you talk to any musician who’s made a record at Mission Sound, the Brooklyn music studio, chances are you’ll hear stories about a precocious little girl named Mikaela Straus. By the time she was 8 years old, the self-described studio rat (her father, Oliver Straus, is the place’s owner) was spending her after-school hours hanging with indie musicians like Arctic Monkeys and Cat Power, providing commentary on their songs, whether they asked for it or not. Soon she was doing background vocals for some of the bands, and at 11 she was taking meetings with Virgin Records. Offered the main singing role in an animated series the label was developing, Mikaela surprised everyone by turning it down.“I was a ballsy kid, but I knew I wasn’t ready,” she says.…

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city girl

When Lauren Halsey was getting her B.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts after studying architecture in community college, she began making supersize photoshopped collages that brought together L.A. imagery and ancient sites like Cleopatra’s Pool, in Turkey. “I was remapping and remixing L.A. city blocks with these images from National Geographic,” she says, “and bringing in local heroes and things I was collecting at the time, like figurines from discount stores and menus from the burger joint. I was ‘funkatizing’ the city.” Parliament-Funkadelic’s music, she stressed, was a source of inspiration not just for the way it layers sounds but for how it celebrates “the full spectrum of blackness.”Since graduating, Halsey, 31, has been creating densely textured installations that reference the urban detritus, trauma, and optimism associated with…

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wild at heart

“People always ask me if my parents were hippies,” says the English actress Nell Tiger Free about her decidedly unusual name. “They definitely weren’t. ‘Free’ is actually my dad’s last name, and I got my middle name because my mom said that being pregnant with me felt like carrying a tiger. I guess I was fierce and restless in there.” Growing up southwest of London, Free—the daughter of a yoga teacher and a corporate recruiter—was constantly bouncing off the walls. “I was driving my mother insane, so she sent me to a Saturday school for singing and dancing just to blow off some steam,” Free, now 19, recalls. “I ended up getting scouted.”She nailed her first big audition, for the part of Princess Myrcella Baratheon in Game of Thrones, when…

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