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October has only just begun, but in the world of fashion, it’s the end of a very full month, one replete with miles of runway, countless parties and street style for days — or Fashion Weeks, if you will. Fashion Month, the four-week marathon that is known as Fashion Month, came to an end on Tuesday. It started in New York City in September, with stops in London (and Milan) before reaching its grand finale in Paris. As always, there was plenty to see, plenty of folks there to be seen and more than a bit of controversy before the month came to a close. We’ve got a recap of its highlights and much more of this week’s fashion in TheGrio Style Guide.

From left: Naomi Campbell and Law Roach are front row stars at Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 in Paris, France. This show was part of Paris Fashion Week, Oct. 2, 2022. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


Vogue’s November cover star may destroy you

It’s fair to say “Wakanda Forever” fever is officially upon us, with the highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther” dropping in a little over a month. Fueling that fire is one of the franchise’s newest stars — and Vogue’s November cover star, screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel. The BAFTA and Emmy-winning creator and lead actress of streaming hits “Chewing Gum” and “I May Destroy You” is clearly ready for her big-screen closeup, styled by Off-White’s Ib Kamara in a chartreuse sequin made-to-measure gown by Gucci and photographed by Malick Bodian in Accra, Ghana.

Teasing the character Coel will inhabit in the upcoming sequel, “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler told Vogue: “Aneka, the character Michaela plays, is kind of a rebel…It made a lot of meta sense with Michaela being someone who is pushing the industry forward and carving out her own space.”

Comic-book heads will recognize Aneka as a Dora Milaje captain and combat instructor, as well as the first openly queer character to be introduced to the film franchise. The latter was a selling point for Coel, especially in light of Ghana’s deeply anti-gay political policies, which are becoming increasingly dangerous to LGBTQ+ citizens. “That sold me on the role, the fact that my character’s queer,” she tells Vogue’s Chioma Nnadi in the cover story. “I thought: I like that, I want to show that to Ghana.”

However, Coel’s involvement was equally about furthering the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman. “There was a sense that we have to bring this baby home in the name of Chadwick,” According to her, the magazine was informed. “I thought to myself, I’m rolling up my sleeves and I’m getting in. I don’t need to be front and center, I’m here to support.”

Read more of Coel’s journey through Accra, which includes a sweet cinematic moment with her Ghanaian father and grandmother, in Vogue‘s November issue.


Beyoncé revives summer for Tiffany & Co.

Okay, so they may not be the visuals we’ve all been anticipating since the release of “Renaissance” in July, but Bey is back to let us know summer isn’t over yet. On Wednesday, she released a new promo with luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. titled “Lose Yourself in Love.” Set to “Summer Renaissance,” the black-and-white visuals give us a minute-long glimpse of the wall-to-wall party hosted by Beyoncé that we’ve been envisioning since the album dropped — a version of which apparently occurred as Fashion Month’s closing event in Paris on Tuesday night.

“This made me want to relive the party,” commented Kerry Washington in response to the promo on Bey’s IG page, cruelly reminding us exactly what we missed out on, our invite clearly having been lost in the mail). So please, Bey — release the visuals!

Beyoncé stages a renaissance with Tiffany & Co.


Fashion Month’s French Exit

From Sept. 8 to Oct. 4, fashion’s four global capitals once again rolled out their red carpets and runways for Fashion Month. But Paris remains the pinnacle of luxury fashion, and its Fashion Week did not disappoint, teasing the trends and collections that will be dropping for Spring-Summer 2023, as well as attracting some of the world’s most stylish celebrities — including Zendaya, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Doja Cat, and more. Oh, and for the grand finale, Tiffany & Co. hosted a party in honor of its campaign star, Beyoncé.

So who was there at Paris Fashion Week?

Zendaya went dark at Valentino

Zendaya made headlines for shutting it down at the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show, for which the brand ambassador was one of the few to eschew Valentino’s PinkPP shade, which has dominated fashion since the label’s all-pink Fall 2022 collection. Instead, V opted for an all-black, stunningly sheer ensemble to attend the SS ’03 presentation on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images).

Erykah Badu kept her cool

Never count out Gen X; Erykah Badu earned W magazine’s approval for best street style this season, as she graced several of Paris Fashion Week’s most exclusive front rows. (Photos by Getty Images)

Ms. Jackson, if you’re fancy

Janet Jackson attends the Thom Browne Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 03, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images).

Doja goes for the gold

Doja Cat arrives at the Jacquemus store as part of the Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 – Day Nine on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images).

…keeping it campy…

Halloween may still be weeks away, but Doja Cat has never shied away from a costume. The style chameleon was able to create a dramatic change in appearance each day with elaborate makeup. (Photos by Getty Images)

…yet chic

But never let it be said Doja didn’t understand the assignment, as she dialed the drama up and down, at her whim. (Photos: Getty Images

Cynthia Erivo was elegant for LV

Cynthia Erivo attends the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage).

Halle Bailey had her moment

From under the sea to on the scene, our favorite Little Mermaid kept it fresh in oceanic hues. (Photos: Getty Images

Christian Louboutin and Janet Jackson

Christian Louboutin (L) and Janet Jackson attend the Louis Vuitton Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage).

Halsey goes high fashion

From Vivienne Westwood to Beyoncé’s fête, Halsey remained polished for Paris Fashion Week. (Photos by Getty Images)

…but took a casual approach at Chanel

Halsey attends the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images).

Doja Cat and Erykah Badu capture the moment

Doja Cat and Erykah Badu take a selfie after the Thom Browne Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Palais Garnier on October 03, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images).

Olivier Rousteing

Olivier Rousteing attends the Tiffany & Co Is Hosting Beyonce Party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Yoyo Palais De Tokyo on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images).

Aweng Ade-Chuol

Aweng Ade-Chuol attends the Tiffany & Co Is Hosting Beyoncé Party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Yoyo Palais De Tokyo on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images.

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz attends the Tiffany & Co Is Hosting Beyoncé Party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Yoyo Palais De Tokyo on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell attends the Tiffany & Co Is Hosting Beyoncé Party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Yoyo Palais De Tokyo on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images).

Doja Cat

Doja Cat attends the Tiffany & Co Is Hosting Beyonce Party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Yoyo Palais De Tokyo on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images).

Imaan Hammam and Cindy Bruna

Imaan Hammam (l) and Cindy Bruna attend the Tiffany & Co Is Hosting Beyonce Party as part of Paris Fashion Week at Yoyo Palais De Tokyo on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images For Tiffany&Co)

Zendaya went dark at Valentino

Zendaya made headlines for shutting it down at the Valentino Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show, for which the brand ambassador was one of the few to eschew Valentino’s PinkPP shade, which has dominated fashion since the label’s all-pink Fall 2022 collection. Instead, V opted for an all-black, stunningly sheer ensemble to attend the SS ’03 presentation on October 02, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


The #BoF500 celebrates its Class of 2022

Who are the true forces of the fashion world? BoF — an acronym for the industry outlet Business of Fashion — celebrated its 2022 class of the #BoF500 during Paris Fashion Week, adding 103 new members to its “influential global community based on their leadership, creativity, innovation and impact” across eight categories, as selected by the outlet’s editors.

Vogue Global Fashion Editor Gabriella Karefa Johnson, Supreme Creative Director Tremaine Emory, TikTok influencer Khaby Lame, Good American cofounder Emma Grede and Paloma Elsesser are just a few of the Black honorees. You can view all of them in our carousel.

Imran Amed and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Imran Amed and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson attend the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images of BoF

Law Roach

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Law Roach attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Jourdan Dunn

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Jourdan Dunn attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

(L to R) Edward Enninful, Natasha Poonawalla, and Imran Amed

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: (L to R) Edward Enninful, Natasha Poonawalla, and Imran Amed attend the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images of BoF

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PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Lori Harvey attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Jasmine Tookes

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Jasmine Tookes attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Jaden Smith

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Leyna Bloom

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Leyna Bloom attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

FKA Twigs

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: FKA Twigs attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Precious Lee

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Ikram Abdi

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Ikram Abdi attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Kedar Williams-Sterling

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Kedar Williams-Sterling attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Lindsay Peoples Wagner

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Lindsay Peoples Wagner attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Yai Anok

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Yai Anok attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Paloma Elsesser

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Paloma Elsesser attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Malick Bodian

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Malick Bodian attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Aweng Chuol

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Aweng Chuol attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Tamu McPherson

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Tamu McPherson attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Khaby Lame

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Khaby Lame attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Richie Shazam

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Richie Shazam attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Carlos Nazario

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Carlos Nazario attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Ayo Amusan

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Ayo Amusan attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF

Bloody Osiris

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Bloody Osiris attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Kai-Isaiah Jamal

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Kai-Isaiah Jamal attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images of BoF)

Morin Oluwole

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Morin Oluwole attends the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for BoF)

Imran Amed and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 01: Imran Amed and Gabriella Karefa-Johnson attend the #BoF500 gala during Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 on October 01, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images for BoF)


Off-White goes blue in “Celebration” of Virgil Abloh

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Performers on the runway during the Off-White Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2022, in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Off-White’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection was a colorful celebration of late founder Virgil Abloh, resounding with African rhythms and centered on a vibrant blue hue heavily favored by the Ghanaian-American designer. Taking place on Thursday, the eve of what would’ve been Abloh’s 42nd birthday, the first collection designed by his successor and collaborator Ib Kamara debuted on the Paris Fashion Week runway in a presentation aptly titled “Celebration.”

“We’re embracing blue as a color in the brand, and it’s something we are passionate about as we move forward,” the Sierra Leonean designer told Women’s Wear Daily. “Blue is otherwordly. It’s alien, but it’s human. It’s explorative. It’s a vulnerable color.”

“Off-White Blue” — best described as an emotion-inducing electric blue — will reportedly also be registered with proprietary color specialists Pantone. As WWD notes, the hue would no doubt have Abloh’s approval, as it’s the same shade he used on the cover of his “Figures of Speech” exhibition catalog in 2019 and on the opening garment of his Fall 2021 Off-White presentation in Paris.

Off-White walked Paris Fashion Week with a tribute to Virgil Abloh

“He really created conversation and disruption in the most beautiful way, so there’s evidence of that in this collection, I think,” Kimara, who is also editor in chief of Dazed magazine as well as a sought-after stylist within the luxury sector, said: “A beautiful thing that [Virgil] did was [that he said] luxury doesn’t have a color, it’s for everyone, and he really investigated that to the very end.”


The Met Gala — but (why) make it Lagerfeld?

Karl Lagerfeld leaves the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, May 5, 2008 in New York City.
(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Via media partner Vogue, the Met Gala officially announced its 2023 theme on Friday, which will be an homage to the late Karl Lagerfeld, one of the fashion industry’s most legendary — and controversial — figures. Lagerfeld’s over 65-year career included helms at European luxury houses Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel, and his eponymous label, making the German designer one of the industry’s most influential up until his death in 2019. It’s a legacy Jared Leto has newly announced he will be exploring in a biopic, and one the Met is also eager to commemorate, even if doing so somewhat contradicts Lagerfeld’s own ethos.

“[H]e was always looking to the future in his own work — he hated looking back at the past,” Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, told Vogue. “It was something he had a very conflicted relationship with.”

Similarly, many have conflicted feelings about honoring Lagerfeld on the first Monday in May, given the designer’s often “cruel” and insensitive demeanor. As pointed out by Buzzfeed, this included Lagerfeld’s vocal disdain for more inclusive casting in fashion; in 2009, The Guardian quoted the designer as saying “no one wants to see round women.” Confusingly, he also said of thinner models: “They aren’t deliberately skinny because they want to be models, they’ve probably had family problems or suffered from other traumas.” 

As Buzzfeed further notes, Lagerfeld’s not-so-hot takes also extended to sexual assault; he reportedly sent flowers to accused rapist Dominique Strauss-Kahn and openly scorned the #MeToo movement. Also showing little respect for ethnic differences, Lagerfeld infamously put supermodel Claudia Schiffer in blackface and yellowface for a 2010 editorial campaign and derided Muslims as the “worst enemies” of Jewish people in 2017.

So why does The Met or Vogue feel this is a fashion icon worth celebrating? Amid numerous calls to boycott the event on the official Met Gala Instagram announcement, neither entity has issued a comment on the growing controversy. But it will be interesting to see which celebs show up for “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty” on May 1.

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Black beauty reigns “Supreme” in new docuseries 

“I’m constantly challenging the status quo,” said Iman in a recent interview with People magazine. The legendary supermodel and fashion equity advocate is one of the trailblazing Black beauties featured in the six-part docuseries “Supreme Models.”

“Supreme Models” was inspired by the 2019 art book of the same name by journalist, stylist and media personality Marcellas Reynolds, who executive produced the docuseries with YouTube Originals and the Black Voices Fund. The careers of Iman and fellow living legend Bethann Hardison — who turned 80 on Friday — as well as groundbreaking 1973 fashion event The Battle of Versailles are the primary focus of the series’ second episode.

“It’s timely, and I wanted us to tell our story,” Iman, now at 67, said that she was involved in the project, which she also produced. “So, as much as it is historical and as much as it is based on the culture from the civil rights era, that is beautiful. We are that tribe who are still carrying that torch from one generation to the other.”

The docuseries, which Iman told People is “based on Black beauty and the impact on our culture,” also features luminaries like Edward Enninful, Zendaya, Indya Moore, Joan Smalls, Law Roach, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Olivier Rousteing, Pat Cleveland, Precious Lee, Sergio Hudson, Pat Cleveland, Veronica Webb, Joan Smalls, Cindy Bruna, Paloma Elsesser, Duckie Thot, and more.

The first two episodes of “Supreme Models” are now available on YouTube.


Style was ‘en pointe’ at the New York City Ballet’s Fall Fashion Gala

The big news of the 10th annual Fall Fashion Gala was undoubtedly the debut of the “dynamic” ballet “Play Time,” scored by Solange Knowles. Even with a high-profile guest list and event chair that included Deborah Roberts (wife Al Roker), Sarah Jessica Parker, and Elaine Welteroth as event chairs, the evening was all about fashion. 

Solange’s debut as a New York Ballet composer was a dynamic, down-home display of drama

Proud mama Tina Knowles-Lawson and big sister Beyoncé may have skipped the event’s red carpet (although the latter did treat us to a peek via Instagram), but there were several familiar faces in attendance, including those of Billy Porter, Nicole Ari-Parker and more. Check out the highlights below.


Pharrell bids on the resale market

Call it the most glamorous garage sale ever: Pharrell Williams is launching an online auction platform to part with his massive collection — reportedly 11 storage units’ worth — of fashion rarities, collaborations and designs. Called Joopiter, the new online platform will “sell the fruits of his journey through the fashion world,” according to Financial Times, which spoke exclusively with Williams about his newest venture.

Pharrell Williams during his speech at The Met Costume Institute Press Presentation on Sept. 30, 2022 in Paris. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)

Explaining that current auction formats feel too siloed for his diverse and undeniably luxe collection, Williams told FT: “I’m not going to sell furniture on StockX … I’m not going to sell, you know, 20-plus-carat diamond rings on [The] RealReal.”

Joopiter, which Williams describes as a “high-touch, white-glove’ operation,” will launch on Oct. 11 with an array of the multi-hyphenate mogul’s own “cast-offs,” some of which can be previewed on the new brand’s Instagram page; prospective buyers can also sign up for updates on the Joopiter website. Future plans include selling high-end, carefully curated collections and a yet-undetermined philanthropic aspect.

Williams’ closet clean-out may be well above most of our pay grades, but his perspective on selling a portion of his fashion legacy is relatably cathartic. “Spiritually it’s a very rich experience, an enlightening experience, to let … stories go,” he told FT.


Sotheby’s celebrates Black brilliance

Pharrell’s not the only Black excellence hitting the auction space. As reported by Women’s Wear Daily, Sotheby’s London is hosting “a selling exhibition of jewelry by Black designers from around the world” titled “Brilliant & Black: The Age of Enlightenment.”

Curated by British jewelry expert, curator and journalist Melanie Grant and timed to coincide with Black History Month in the U.K., “jewelers taking part have created at least one new piece in response to the Enlightenment, the movement that swept through Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, and focused on individualism, intellectual reason, and skepticism,” reports WWD. The second annual installment of this exhibition, which debuted in New York last summer, is now being held in London. The 2022 collection will feature 70 pieces from 25 contemporary jewelry designers. They are reportedly priced from $420 to over $1,000,000 and include pieces from over 70 other designers.

“Historically, Sotheby’s has represented the curation and presentation of the highest quality and excellence throughout history, and their role is integral in creating generational wealth and value,” Sheryl Jones from New York City, a luxury jewelry designer, created three pieces. “As they showcase designers like me in shows like ‘Brilliant & Black,’ they are expanding the ‘tent,’ and are partners in creating a valuable legacy of Black designers for generations to come.”


Munroe Bergdorf brings her moxie to British Vogue

Munroe Bergdorf first came to global attention when she took on L’Oréal after the cosmetics giant fired her — its first transgender U.K. campaign model — for calling out “the racial violence of white people.” Three years later, when she pointed out its hypocrisy in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, L’Oréal rehired Bergdorf in 2019, clearly understanding she was a force with which to be reckoned.

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Model and Activist Munroe Bergdorf speaks onstage during the ‘It’s Not the Time to Pat Ourselves on the Back’ session by Unstereotype Alliance at the Debussy Theatre during the Cannes Lions Festival on June 21, 2022, in Cannes, France. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images)

After co-starring on British Vogue’s August 2022 cover, Bergdorf is now bringing that firebrand energy to the magazine as its newest contributing editor, penning an essay that both praises what has become a “richly diverse industry” and recognizes how much further it has to go, writing:

Fashion shapes us as much as we shape it, which is why it’s crucial we ensure that all are represented, that difficult subject matter isn’t shied away from, diluted or censored, because fashion is for everyone. Fashion is more than just a way to predict and create trends. It can also help shift mindsets, improve beauty standards, spark conversations, and combat social stigma by highlighting marginalized groups and experiences.

Source: British Vogue


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