Cameron Russell for Vogue Podcast

The Vogue Podcast : Introducing our new model-a-month series, starting with Cameron Russell

The Vogue podcast has arrived, giving you an inside ear into the well-heeled world of fashion. Hosted by André Leon Talley, each episode will feature a number of much-buzzed-about topics—from what’s in the magazine to who’s making headlines to what everyone is talking about around the office. Subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss an episode!


Episode 28

Want more models? Well, lucky for you, that’s not such a tall order. Starting this week, we’re dedicating one podcast a month to all things models, as VogueBookings Director Helena Suric will be interviewing catwalkers past, present, and future to discuss the industry, their best moments in the pages of the magazine, and their passion projects, too. First up is Cameron Russell, and fittingly, the model and activist takes us back to the beginning, including just how little she knew about the business before she made it big. “I was in a bookstore and there was a Vogue with Kate Moss on the cover,” she says. “I thought, ‘Hmm, Kate Moss, what does she do? Let me open up the pages.’” Now, having covered multiple international editions of Vogue herself, Russell talks to Suric about using her notoriety and presence on social media as a platform to bring awareness to important environmental issues such as sustainability and climate change—the latter of which she also wrote about for in a feature titled “Climate Warriors.” While Russell interviewed women on the front lines of the war against global warming, she put her journalism skills to use again in the new episode, asking Suric a rapid-fire round of questions: What is the best thing about working at Vogue? Does Suric “freak out” about getting dressed in the morning? Who sported the most amazing outfit she’s ever seen in the hallways at Vogue? Tune in to hear the answers to these and much, much more.

Listen Now: “Helena Suric Interviews Cameron Russell”


Episode 27

Just days after Anna Wintour swapped lives with Amy Schumer for the Vogueoriginal short in honor of the July issue, our Editor in Chief seemed to be taking cues from the cover girl who, in Wintour’s words, tells it like it is. “It was Amy who came up with the idea,” says Wintour during the latest installment of theVogue podcast. “She talked to me about how she gets up kind of late, then walks around the New York streets thinking about her skits, and then maybe she has a scone, then she goes to the Comedy Cellar and performs—I’m sure brilliantly—and then, to be honest, she then said she goes home and has sex with her boyfriend. So I agreed to do all of that except the last part.”

Echoing a similar chord is Vogue Fashion Director Tonne Goodman who reveals that the theme of the photoshoot, too, was a day in the life of Amy Schumer, according to Vogue. “She normally would not be in an extravagant, down-feather, quilted Alexander McQueen something,” says Goodman of the look Schumer is seen donning on her tour bus. “But here she is.” Tune in to hear more from the new episode which is certainly something.

Listen Now: “ALT Interviews Anna Wintour and Tonne Goodman”


Episode 26

In the latest installment of the Vogue podcast, Vogue Executive Director of Communications Hildy Kuryk and Vogue Senior Editor Taylor Antrim catch up with two reporters following Hillary Clinton on the 2016 presidential campaign trail: Amy Chozick, a national political reporter at The New York Times, and Annie Karni, a political reporter at Politico. The conversation comes shortly after the release of the Vogue June issue featuring Chozick and Karni in Irina Aleksander’s coverage of the changing demographics of campaign reporters, namely, the increasing number of female journalists. Although Chozick and Karni discuss the significance of this shift, they also got to talking about Clinton’s relationship to reporters now in comparison to the 2008 presidential campaign, the obstacles they think Clinton will face in the run-up to the election, and the critical differences between Clinton and Donald Trump, for example, the pressures as a woman to constantly look presentable. “Women [have to] work harder and look presentable when men can just roll out of bed,” says Chozick.

Chozick and Karni also sound off on what it’s like reporting on the topic for an extended period of time. “What’s nice about having a beat is that the Clintons have perhaps the most vast political network of any family perhaps since the Kennedys,” says Chozick. “Literally, Bill Clinton’s kindergarten friends are some of my sources.” While Chozick is careful not to reveal the names of these sources, she and Karni had plenty to say on the current state of the presidential race and more—tune in to hear the full story.
Listen Now: “Hildy Kuryk and Taylor Antrim Interview Amy Chozick and Annie Karni”


Episode 25

Tonight Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci, will receive the International Award at the CFDA Fashion Awards here in New York. This recognition is perhaps all the more fitting considering the jet-setting Michele just took the Italian fashion house across the pond to present its Resort 2017 collection at the storied Westminster Abbey. After the show and in advance of the ceremony, Michele rang up Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadifrom London. Here, they discuss why he was drawn to the British landmark, how it feels to be winning the award in the Big Apple, and what it’s like to be one of the most Googled designers on the planet (along with his tips for staying grounded).

Listen Now: “Chioma Nnadi Interviews Alessandro Michele”

Episode 24

“An artist spends their whole life trying to get back to the place where their heart was first opened up,” says Leslie Odom, Jr. of one of his all-time favorite quotes. “Rent opened my heart up and Hamilton put me right back in that place.” The actor, who has been nominated for a Tony for his role in the smash hip-hop musical hit, talks to André Leon Talley about making his big Broadway debut inRent at the ripe young age of 17 and the similarities between the two shows, specifically, the rebellious nature. “I think there was something about it that must have seemed to me like something that my parents wouldn’t have liked,” reveals Odom, Jr. “I didn’t want to pay rent either when I turned 21.”

While Odom, Jr., admits to having a few hangups with authority as an adolescent, he also talks about how his mother influenced his decision to take a beat from the stage in order to go to college, plus the wise words of advice he received from his now-father-in-law that kept him from quitting the business. To that end, take it from us when we say, you’ll want to tune in to hear this and more.

Listen Now: “ALT Interviews Leslie Odom, Jr.”

Episode 23

“[We] like to introduce to our readers someone who we think is sort of on the cusp of being the next big thing,” so says Anna Wintour of actress Margot Robbie, the “perfect candidate” for Vogue’s June issue. Tune in for insider intel on the makings of the cover, courtesy of Fashion Director Tonne Goodman, plus get Wintour’s final word on a few of this month’s features that span subjects of stage (“Revolution on Broadway! The Season’s Most Electrifying Productions”), screen (“Inside The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s First Foray Onto the Small Screen”), and everything in between. Because, whether you’ve already read it or you’re yearning for more, now you can experience the new issue with not one, but two editors.

Listen Now: “ALT Interviews Anna Wintour and Tonne Goodman”


Episode 22

How does one become Erdem? Through either nature or nurture, Erdem Moralioglu has always been interested in style, citing Yves Saint Laurent couture shows as one of his earliest influences. “As a child, I . . . was so hungry for anything related to fashion,” says Moralioglu. Here, the Canadian-born, London-based designer shares his own recipe for success, of which included stints interning for the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as the cherry on top of it all: “The most wonderful thing as a designer is to see your work being worn by extraordinary, amazing, intelligent women,” he says. Moralioglu cites actresses Keira Knightley and Lena Dunham by name, but not without gracing André Leon Talley with a story about mutual friend and recent dinner companion Lynn Wyatt. Tune in to get the full scoop.

Listen Now: “ALT Interviews Erdem Moralioglu”


Episode 21

It’s been said that Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye’s coordinating couple’s style is something of an art form, but according to André Leon Talley, it was the rapper turned designer’s shredded denim moment at the 2016 Met Galathat recalled artist Andy Warhol. “I applaud [Kanye West] for taking that freedom and that bravery and courage to wear jeans,” says Talley in the latest installment of the Vogue podcast. “If Andy Warhol had come to the Met in 2016 he would have worn jeans—he wore jeans everywhere. I worked for him; I knew him personally. He wore jeans with his tuxedo, he wore jeans to the Vatican, he wore jeans to the most important houses in Paris.”

Fresh off the “Manus x Machina” red carpet, Talley sits down with Style Editor Edward Barsamian and Vogue Executive Director of Communications Hildy Kuryk to discuss this and other defining style moments from fashion’s biggest night. From the hippest teenager in attendance to the most-talked-about dress at the ball, tune in to hear the trio’s take, and click through the slideshow to see the star looks that come up in conversation.

Listen Now: “Met Gala Best Dressed With Edward Barsamian and Hildy Kuryk”


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