See Valentino’s Tribute to Wonder Woman

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2016 might be the year street art fully infiltrated the luxury fashion house. Off the heels of Gucci’s graffiti-heavy collaboration with Gucci Ghost, Valentino is teaming up with Roman street artist SOLO to present a live-in-store visual experience exclusively at their Milan, Rome, and New York flagships.

In celebration of the brand’s latest capsule collection — a Wonder Woman–inspired string of items dedicated to the strength and mental dexterity of women — SOLO will create a reinterpretation of the DC comic superhero icon unique to each city hosting the artwork. While you can shop the Wonder Woman capsule through the summer, the live performance will only run from today through April 22 at their Fifth Avenue flagship.

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Photo: Valentino

White sneakers, $975, available at select Valentino stores.

Photo: Valentino

Photo: Valentino

Bag, $4,845, available at select Valentino stores.

Photo: Valentino

Photo: Valentino

Coat, $4,950; top, $3,590; pants, $1,200; sneakers, $1,145; headbands, $995 available at select Valentino stores.

Photo: Valentino

Photo: Valentino

Coat, $25,800; top, $3,590; bottoms, $1,100; sneakers, $1,145; headband, $995 available at select Valentino stores.

The installation will be exclusively presented in Valentino Flagship Stores worldwide: Milano, Montenapoleone — April 10, 2016; Rome, Piazza di Spagna — April 14, 2016; New York, Fifth Avenue — April 20, 2016.

Ashley Graham On Landing Her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover: “This Is Where We’re Headed”

BY Sally Holmes

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“I’m ready for society, Hollywood, the press, magazines, everyone, to just catch up.”

This weekend, Ashley Graham made history when she landed her first Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover. For the first time ever, the magazine published three different covers―UFC star Ronda Rousey and Hailey Clauson are also featured―but it was also the first time SI featured a plus-size model in the spread. We spoke to Graham yesterday about her reaction to the news, why this is such a significant moment, and why, more importantly, we should all stop talking about it already.

When did you find out you’d made the cover?

It’s live to tape, so I found out about three or four hours before everyone else—that was the hardest secret to keep ever. I thought hiding the fact that I was actually in Sports Illustrated was a hard secret to keep, but being on the cover, that was even harder. Continue reading