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Fashion India Salvor Menuez’s Version of Botticelli's The Birth of Venus Is Still Naked, but Much Snarkier Botticelli's The Birth of Venus has lived on as a landmark of lily white, idealized femininity for centuries, but in the model-actress India Salvor Menuez's take on the painting—and on idealized images of women in general—she's much more than that, and in fact quite full of snark. "I just want lunch," Menuez says in the latest edition of W's Worn series, taking care to shout out the space heaters keeping her going hidden behind the plants.
Beauty Albanian Model Arselajda Buraku on Immigrating and Embracing Her Body While receiving a bold new haircut from celebrity hair stylist Garren, Arselajda Buraku tells stories about her native Albania and becoming a model in New York City.
Fashion How Trans Role Model Casil McArthur Learned to Express Himself Through Cosplay Long before the 17-year-old model Casil McArthur became a favorite among Marc Jacobs and Steven Meisel, he struggled with gender dysphoria and not being accepted for wearing masculine clothes. At 13, though, he found relief from both going about his life and his modeling career under his then-name Dani Rose: cosplay, or dressing up as characters from mostly anime and manga series, proved not only the escape McArthur needed, but one that eventually taught him how to be comfortable being himself.
Fashion Victoria's Secret Choreographer Jermaine Browne Demonstrates the Allure of Pole Dancing Director Lucia Martinez and choreographer Jermaine Browne are reimagining the art of pole dancing. "My inspiration for this film has been women and the woman’s body and how we are seen in certain circumstances," says Martinez. "Sometimes because of the beauty and sexiness of our bodies we are portrayed as objects. I wanted to empower women to feel proud for who they are and what they do." The two creatives, along with pole art champion Irmingard Mayer, show off the under-appreciated art form.
Fashion Lion Babe's Jillian Hervey Has Made Her Mom Vanessa Williams' Silver Sequined Leotard Her Own "It's like the energy of my body is shooting disco light." Jillian Hervey, the singer, songwriter, and dancer who records as Lion Babe, made off with a silver sequined leotard from her mom Vanessa Williams's closet when she left for college. Since then, she's made the "amazing" piece her own — and here, she explains how, while highlighting her mother's legacy.
Fashion Pharrell, Lily Collins and More Read Chanel's Seven Most Inspiring Quotes Nearly a century after her heyday, Chanel founder Gabrielle Chanel continues to be a touchstone in fashion and a model for women across the industry. Here, Chanel favorites like Amber Valletta, Lily Collins, Kiernan Shipka, and Pharrell Williams come together to revisit some of her best, most inspiring expressions.
Fashion 10 Ways to Wear Balmain's Racy Military-Inspired Look This spring, report for duty in Balmain's chic take on the military moment: a perfect fashion moment no matter your age, size, or occasion at hand. Layer over a cropped pant for the office, or bare your legs and add a pump for a night out. You can't go wrong with a shirting option to layer under this suit - try with a thin black tie for a French take on the look, or a simple knit for a subtle play with texture. However you style it, this is one major statement piece that's worth investing in
Fashion Inside W and Coach's 'On the Rise' Shoot Jasmine Sanders, Kimberly Drew and Amanda Steele are women on the rise in their respective fields. It’s time to get to know these three female powerhouses.
Fashion Butterflies of Paris: How Street Style Stars Do Paris Fashion Week To the untrained eye, street style stars all look the same. But look closer, and you'll see a whole phylum of attention seekers that go by many names. In this fascinating wildlife film shot on location in the heart of the fashion jungle, we attempt to classify them all, as we explore the colorful world of the (social) Butterflies of Paris.
Fashion Inside W & Coach’s Photoshoot with Rising Star Amanda Steele Amanda Steele is a beauty blogger, model, actress and aspiring designer. With her sights set high, this multitalented star is one to watch.
Fashion "Women's Rights Are Human Rights": 62 Fashion Insiders Speak Out in a Powerful Video for International Women's Day International Women's Day is held on March 8th every year, but it has gained special significance in the wake of Donald J. Trump's presidency. Here, 62 of fashion’s most recognizable faces, including models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, Hailey Baldwin, musician Travis Scott, and actress Sienna Miller, come together to read three simple, but powerful messages: “I am a woman,” “Please respect yourself, respect women,” and “Because women’s rights, are human rights.”
Fashion There's No Wrong Way to Wear a Floral Dress What happens when you have 10 different women wear the same Prada dress? They each give it their own spin, to match their personal style.