Have you ever wondered about the thought process that goes on behind the conception of every issue of Vogue Arabia? If the answer is yes then you are in luck as Editor-in-Chief, Manuel Arnaut, reveals all the details behind the shoots and interviews in the April “Connected” Issue to TV presenter Diala Makki on Dubai TV’s Mashaheer with Diala Makki.
Airing on April 10, Arnaut speaks candidly about all the details behind the curation of the magazine which speaks to you, our readers, during a difficult time. Due to the current Covid-19 curfews, Makki and Arnaut spoke via video call to conduct their interview – with each playfully teasing fans of the chat on Instagram.
Opting against a high profile celebrity for the April 2020 cover, Arnaut explains why he instead chose rising model Eman Deng – “she has an incredible and inspiring story that is one worth telling,” he says. Arnaut delves deep into the latest issue with Makki, talking about how some of the issue’s biggest print stories came to be. Particularly of note is the investigative piece on food racism, which has become a serious issue during the current pandemic.
In conversation with Makki, Arnaut also reflects on the 127-year history of Vogue during times of struggle, including how it reacted to World World II. Vogue has always been there for its readers, and this is a legacy Vogue Arabia continues.
So, whether you’re flipping through the pages of our print edition or scrolling down your mobile device reading our free digital edition, you are bound to feel more connected to the magazine after watching this show.
As we hope to get through this challenging phase, we hope to do it together. Even though we must stay indoors and we are physically apart, we want our readers to know this: you can always trust Vogue Arabia to be there. As you stay indoors this Friday, make sure to tune into Mashaheer with Diala Makki at 10:05pm UAE time or stream the show on Awaan.ae to catch the insightful conversation between Arnaut and Makki.