barneys new york displays in a vestibule along east 61st street. the bloody, controversial displays were set up without the approval of creative director simon doonan (who was away overseeing advertising shoots) and quickly taken down. 2009
HOME OF THE BRAVE: Model Citizens - models: Alek Wek , Asgok Mayen (+ daughter Alyieth), Ajak Deng, Grace Bol & Achok Majak - photographer: Inez & Vinoodh - text: Robert Sullivan - sittings editor: Camilla Nickerson - hair: Christiaan - makeup: Aaron de Mey - Vogue January 2017
“If you or your family are from South Sudan, you worry. The country is embroiled in a bloody civil war, the world just barely taking note. Grace Bol, Ajak Deng, and Alek Wek are immigrants. Angok Mayen has refugee status, and Mayen’s daughter, Alyieth, is a U.S. citizen - born here, like Achok Majak. They are all models (including Alyieth, in this instance). “ I would like to see everyone get along,” says Bol. “I love all our tribes.” While here sisters grew up in South Sudan, Majak grew up in L.A., where she saw the sort of anxiety that war refugees feel on the arrival in the U.S. “I want a bright future for those who are younger - who are the future,” she says. Wek stresses the need to listen - especially to women - “to really show the beauty of the diversity of us within the continent.” she says. “I think it teaches the younger generation that they can be kind to one another. South Sudan has so much hope-I mean, look at the U.S.: Almost 250 years, and we still have challenges.”
featured designers: Michael Kors Collection - A.L.C. - BY Bonnie Young
Jurnee Smollett, Aldis Hodge, Angela Bassett, John Legend & More Celebrate Premiere Of “Underground”
With the debut of the upcoming WGN America premiere of “Underground” on deck, celebs came out to the Hollywood premiere and afterparty to support. Get the pics of Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, John Legend and the series’ stars Jurnee Smollet, Aldis Hodge and more…
The much anticipated “Underground” tells a story, with a twist, of slaves escaping via the underground railroad set against modern music, with the series and the music executive produced by John Legend & his Get Lifted label. So celebs made their way to the Theatre At The Ace Hotel in L.A. to help the cast and crew celebrate.
Journee slayed the red carpet in these killer shoes. Love ‘em! We know she’s making her big brother Jussie proud with this powerful new series.
Jurnee posed it up with her hottie co-star Aldis Hodge, who also starred as MC Ren in Straight Outta Compton.
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner (and nine-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter if we’re going to run all the credits) John Legend snapped a pic with the leading actors as he and his Get Lifted label are executive producing “Underground.” Get Lifted is also overseeing the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series (which will include Hip Hop). Nice!
“American Horror Story” and London Has Fallen star Angela Bassett and her “The People vs. O.J.” star husband Courtney B. Vance were front and center to support their fellow actors.
Y'all know Angie doesn’t know how to do anything on a red carpet BUT slay. The gorgeous 57-year-old actress rocked head-to-toe A.L.C. and served up perfect hair and makeup.
Loves these two!
One of our fave Hollywood couples posed it up with fellow long time actor and star of “Stitchers” on Freeform, Salli Richardson Whitfield:
“Underground” premieres on WGN America next Wednesday, March 9 at 10 PM.
What do Olivia Palermo, Emmy Rossum and Bella Thorne have in common? Clearly, it’s this mustard floral shirtdress by Loft! Recently spotted around town, these girls have all worn the same dress, but each put their own personal spin on it.
Olivia Palermo layered a printed skirt underneath the shirtdress and added a pop of color with her teal clutch. Emmy Rossum kept it simple and threw on a black A.L.C. cross-body bag with brogues. And Bella Thorne dressed it up with a pair of sexy sandals and a black carryall.