Author Archives: John Smart

Prada’s Lorenzo Bertelli on Group’s Sustainability Journey

Lorenzo Bertelli IMAGE COURTESY OF PRADA Emphasizing its commitment to environmental, social and governance issues, the Prada Group on Friday presented its 2021 corporate social responsibility report. Last year was one of the “important milestones for the Prada Group’s sustainability journey,” wrote Lorenzo Bertelli, head of CSR, in the report noting how ESG initiatives are “becoming […]

Dakota Johnson Channeled The ’70s In Flares And A Blue T-Shirt

Like Jennifer Lopez on May 5, Dakota Johnson evoked the ’70s with her latest Santa Monica street style look earlier this week. Johnson went for a more casual look compared to Lopez’s diva fringe white coat, skirt, and sweater ensemble. Johnson wore blue high-waisted, flared jeans with a matching long-sleeved T-shirt for guitar company CF Martin […]

In Oh God, a Show About Abortion, Alison Leiby Shares Her Unvarnished Truth

Alison Leiby onstage at New York’s Cherry Lane Theater. Photo: Mindy Tucker Americans are a tough crowd right now. In these purgatorial days after a Supreme Court leak spelled the end of Roe v. Wade, women are stewing with sadness, fear, and a phrase that’s come to populate my group chats: incandescent rage. In the midst […]

Bella Hadid Goes From Preppy to Biker Chic in One Day

Gotham Bella Hadid’s approach to fashion is both eclectic and rebellious. Whether she’s wearing archive Yves Saint Laurent after dark or stepping out in priceless Vivienne Westwood corsetry, there’s no denying that the 25-year-old is a dedicated fashion plate. Bella kept her outfit cool and preppy during the day. While on a daytime date with her boyfriend Marc Kalman, […]

Kanye West Debuts Latest Yeezy Gap Drop in ‘Life of the Party’ Music Video

Kanye West is continuing his partnership with Gap and Balenciaga with a new music video and commercial. The Grammy-winning musician debuted his latest Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga drop Sunday night in a music video for “Life of the Party” from his recent “Donda” album, as well as the first TV commercial for the fashion […]

Americans Near Paris: A New Exhibition in France Highlights the Work of Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Ruben Toledo in front of the mural he painted at SCAD Lacoste for the exhibition, “Isabel Toledo–A Love Letter.”Photo: Chia Chong / Courtesy of SCAD As part of SCAD Lacoste’s 20th anniversary celebrations, the school’s museum is putting on the first posthumous exhibition of Isabel Toledo’s work. “Love Letter” highlights the collaboration between the late designer–best known […]

Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, on Life Under Siege—and How Her Country Is Moving Forward

Olena Zelenska in 2021.Photo: Stephan Lisowski for Vogue Ukraine Vogue: Could you describe the earliest days of the invasion? What do you remember most clearly? Olena Zelenska: I remember the beginning very well. It was a normal working day and evening: the children returning from school, the usual household chores, preparing for the next school day… We had […]

Ballet pink has become a firm fashion favourite – these are the pieces to snap up now

If the endorsements of celebrities on the red carpet are anything to go by, there’s one colour and one colour only that’s pirouetting its way to the forefront of desire: ballet pink. Championed by Zoë Kravitz and Lily James on the eve of one of the most highly publicised Oscar ceremonies in recent years, the […]