“March and September are the big fashion issues,” remarked Lana El Sahely when Vogue.me asked her about the hotly anticipated new-season issue. Quite right, too, and so the biggest issue Vogue Arabia to date has finally landed on shelves with cover star Bella Hadid in Fendi photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in two cover shots. Black PVC vamp and crimson red femme fatale for Fall 2017, the tone is set for the new luxury and trends that matter now.
In a world-exclusive interview, Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, gets to know the real Karl, reflective and full of unexpected statements. Arnaut also speaks to Maria Grazia Chiuri on the eve of Dior’s 70th anniversary, about how she’s giving power back to women, and what kind of designer she is.
Features director Caterina Minthe meets cover star Bella in a candid interview that reveals what the youngest Hadid sister really cares about. “I think the reason for my success is to eventually be able to shine a light on bigger issues and help people across the world,” Bella tells Vogue Arabia. As the star smolders in ladylike, unforgettable Fendi threads, the tone for Fall 2017 is set. Go bold, or go home.
Team Vogue interviews Elle Fanning about her new movie directed by Sofia Coppola, while Annie Leibovitz photographs a striking fashion fairytale of the star. Modern-day muses of modesty are given a platform in a shoot featuring five Middle Eastern influencers and style icons: Saufeeya Goodson, Leena Al Ghouti, Yousra Zein, Safiya Abdallah, and Mthayel Al-Ali.
In an inspiring feature in English and Arabic, these women offer a smart riposte to the tired prejudices surrounding the “oppressive” hijab. We also find out from Peter Dundas why the time was right to launch his own brand, Kate Moss opens up about her new venture, and Vogue speaks to four Middle Eastern royals about their successful jewelry lines.
It’s 400 pages of the latest fashion, trends, culture, and lifestyle news you need to know – don’t miss it.