American Vogue Magazine introduced their June July 2020 special edition, featuring an unpublished photo Rose ‘Colour Wonder,’ 1970 by fashion photographer Irving Penn.
I don’t think I am alone in wishing for a little bit of hope right now—though one of the few positives of our current time is that one can find it if one goes looking for it. I’m thinking, for instance, of how quickly people have come together to help. In the immediate days after the crisis began to hit the American fashion industry, Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America launched A Common Thread, a video series where designers and those in the industry up and down the economic scale could tell their own stories of how their livelihoods have been imperiled. There is also a fundraising aspect to this initiative, and so many have already kindly given whatever they could afford to alleviate some of the hardship and uncertainty. It’s a brave act to optimistically consider the future—but that’s the kind of bravery we need now more than ever. – Anna Wintour
Irving Penn, Rose, ‘Colour Wonder,’ London, 1970. © The Irving Penn Foundation / Vogue Magazine – www.vogue.com