with picturesThe British fashion magazine vogue has a man on the cover for the first time since its inception in 1916. The scoop is given to the acclaimed actor Timothée Chalamet (26), known from the film, among other things Call me by your name. In the photos published today, he is also wearing women’s clothing. But that word is actually obsolete, is the thought.
“I was waiting for the right man,” writes editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. Although men have been featured alongside women on the front cover of the magazine several times in recent decades, he never wanted a cover with just a man. vogue is after all a magazine that ‘celebrates women’ and you see enough men in the media, according to the journalist.
At the same time, it is old-fashioned thinking, he thinks. For him, fashion is all about wearing what you like, whether it’s in the men’s or women’s department. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether your gender identity fits the category the designer had in mind, as long as you feel comfortable in it. From this perspective, it’s actually quite normal to have a man in women’s clothing on the cover, so it shouldn’t be a ‘thing’ according to Enninful.
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That makes the magazine a bit of it, with three publications about Chalamet’s shoot in one day. Partly to explain why he is the right person. “He is a man for everyone,” writes the editor-in-chief. The fashion lover’s genderless way of dressing inspires everyone on the gender spectrum, the magazine says.
His acclaimed acting, for example in the film dune, makes him one of the most promising young actors. The James Dean, David Cassidy or Leonardo DiCaprio of his generation and at the same time a ‘new genre man’. The makers put their money where their mouth is, because although according to them all kinds of women’s clothing was used for the shoot, the result hardly shows where the men’s clothing ends and women’s clothing begins.
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The photos together gathered millions of likes on Instagram in a short time. For Timothée it feels ‘extraordinary’, ‘strange’ and above all an honor to be the first man on the vogue-to be cover. With a major role as Willy Wonka in a new film next year, he will undoubtedly only become more popular, but he does not want to do a real fashion campaign. ,,When I got success, I felt strongly: I don’t want to cash easily.”
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