ELLE USA – March 2023
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Spring 2023 was one of the most boundary-pushing seasons in recent memory, and the spring fashion issue you hold in your hands is a celebration of the inventiveness we saw on runways around the world. To bring the magic of the season onto the page, we called on a host of top-tier talents: Mario Sorrenti photographs our cover star Gigi Hadid; Ezra Petronio and Anastasia Barbieri take us on a trip to ’70s Paris; Brigitte Niedermair and Karen Langley rev things up with the motocross trend; Christian MacDonald and ELLE Fashion Director Alex White showcase the new “soft power” dressing against the rainy backdrop of New York City streets; Sharif Hamza and White bring a punk twist to the season’s lingerie motifs; and Richie Shazam and the legendary Patti Wilson team up to show us Julia Fox like we’ve never seen her before.
Hadid is going from supermodel to supermogul with her hit cashmere line Guest In Residence and a hosting gig on Netflix’s Next in Fashion. Despite her ever-growing CV, Editor Adrienne Gaffney finds, Hadid is a sweet, genuine, down-to-earth young woman who says that family comes first
and that becoming a mom to daughter Khai “shifted my life.” Something that’s helped her navigate the world of paparazzi and mean tweets is “realizing that nothing really matters. Serena Williams once told me, ‘Nothing stays in the press longer than three weeks.’ You can feel like your life is ending, [but] if it’s a mistake, then it will pass. I think it’s about not taking yourself that seriously.’”
Fox has gone from downtown darling to designer muse, inspiring everyone from Glenn Martens to Daniel Roseberry. Her rapid ascent is no surprise, given that she can pull off bleached eyebrows, winged-out-to-there eyeliner, and even the most left-field of lewks. Her secret to success? “I think to get anywhere you want in life, you have to be a little bit delusional,” Fox tells Jessica Bennett on page 208. “I feel
like in my head, I’ve been famous my whole life.” And she’s refreshingly honest about being fed up with men and dating—and committed to taking control of her own narrative, famous exes be damned.
Jonathan Anderson is one of those rare designers who know what people want before they even know they want it. Whether it’s a “balloon” heel or a massive artificial bloom, his clothes, says his friend Hari Nef, “anticipate an appetite.” As Anderson prepares to celebrate a decade at the helm of Loewe, where he’s unveiled one dazzling, paradigm-shattering collection after another, we take a look back at his tenure at the house on page 152. (Anderson and his model muse Jeanne Cadieu, seen at left, posed for César Segarra’s camera for the piece.) Anderson tells Fashion Features Director Véronique Hyland that with the world spinning so fast, “continuity is becoming more and more important.… There is nothing more exciting than the low profile–ness of something.”
After splitting from the scandal-ridden Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers is ready for her next chapter. On page 118, she tells ELLE .com Senior Editor/Writer Rose Minutaglio that she’s starting from scratch, no pun intended: She’s channeling her energy into her bakery business and TV career. Elsewhere in
our pages, singer Kali Uchis talks about falling in love and her new album Red Moon in Venus; multidisciplinary artist Dyani White Hawk brings a Native American perspective onto a world stage; and none other than Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show headliner, new mom, and beauty mogul Rihanna spills about how motherhood has changed her approach to beauty—and how she maintains that signature glow.