It's not exactly the first time that someone's dressed up like the famously bobbed Anna Wintour, but it just might be the first time that a magazine has shot images of transvestite versions of the editrix, along with Grace Coddington, Franca Sozzani and...even Tavi. In the first edition of Candy, the first "transversal style magazine," editor and publisher Luis Venegas brings us an editorial entitled "The Devil Wears Anna," which features Venegas and model/musician Andres Borque dressed up as Wintour and Coddington. Also on the mag's pages are female-impersonator versions of Vogue Italia's Sozzani and that everpresent teen fashion blogger.
The first issue of Candy is now a year old (the publication's 1,000 copies sold in a flash), but it seems that photographer Brett Lloyd has just uploaded these images. We'd like to know what the real Wintour would say about them.
It looks like Ricardo Tisci may have started something when he hired his transgender former-assistant to feature in his fall Givenchy campaign. While Tisci made it clear that choosing a trangender model wasn't a deliberate choice, Acne have gone a step further and made transvestites the centre of their new line.
Yesterday the brand revealed that they have joined forces with Candy magazine to launch a line of t-shirts targeted at cross dressers and transvestites. The line, which features shirts in silk crepe and Italian denim and comes stonewashed and bleached, only feature three shirts all named after Acne's creative director Jonny Venegas' favourite show Dynasty and their characters: Alexis, Sammy Jo and Krystle.
"This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity," Venegas told Vogue.com." It touches on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the tension between male and female and what happens when you shift things around a bit. This project has been so much fun."