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Vanity Fair unveils first European collaboration

Condé Nast yesterday announced Vanity Fair's first ever European collaboration involving Italy, France and Spain.

Vanity Fair unveils first European collaboration
Simone Marchetti: “The time has come to show ourselves even stronger by joining forces.”

For Pride Month, the three editions will come together with special issues dedicated to diversity and inclusion including a week of digital and social initiatives across Europe.

The first-of-its-kind project includes three editions each with a different cover, telling a distinctly unique story from Italy, France, Spain with a unified vision, says Condé Nast.

In celebration of diversity and inclusion, each issue features storytelling, reports and interviews with figures from the worlds of film, fashion, music and more including Elliot Page, Måneskin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rossy de Palma, Isabel Coixet, Jedet, Valeria Vegas, Camélia Jordana and more.

The content also elevates Vanity Fair’s local communities, by featuring the voices of change makers who share their own stories and testimonies.

"The time has come to show ourselves even stronger by joining forces," said Simone Marchetti, Vanity Fair’s newly appointed European Editorial Director. “This first joint project between France, Italy and Spain lays the foundation for what will be our future: celebrating each local identity with the international spirit and relevance of Vanity Fair."

As part of the initiative, Vanity Fair kicks off a week-long schedule of European digital events including talks, conferences and IG livestreams from June 14-18 as well as a new digital project: ‘Pride Catwalk’. Bringing together talent across France, Italy and Spain as well as around the world, followers will have the opportunity to submit their own unique spin on the fashion show concept by showcasing their authentic, individual style and challenging another follower to do the same using the hashtag: #pridecatwalkchallenge.

Vanity Fair France, which hit newsstands on June 2nd, features French singer and actress Camélia Jordana, as she takes a stand for diversity and progressive politics. The issue takes a deep dive into the challenges facing actors of colour in French cinema and how a new wave of Gen Z producers are breaking diversity barriers at Netflix and beyond. In a wide-ranging profile, this month’s edition looks back at the extraordinary life of one of France’s greatest writers, Guillaume Dustan, whose novels on the LGBTQ experience in Paris during the height of the AIDS crisis still resonate today, say the publishers.

Vanity Fair Italia, released on June 9th, features Eurovision 2021 winners and Italian rock band Måneskin. Through music, the group advocates for diversity as a value, as a foundation on which to build a fairer and more inclusive society. The issue includes a range of profiles from diverse personalities as well as powerful voices including Canadian actor Elliot Page, activist Gabriella Nobile and drag queen Miss Fame.

Vanity Fair Spain will be released on June 22nd. For the first time in its 13-year history, it will feature a guest editor, director Isabel Coixet, who was recently awarded the Special Prize at the Alan Turing LGTBIQ Awards 2021. She is also the author of the interview with the cover star and iconic designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, who is shot with muse and actress Rossy de Palma.

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