CR FASHION BOOK RELEASES ISSUE 13 DESPITE SUPERSTITIOUS FEARS
WITH TWO COVERS FEATURING GIGI HADID AND HALIMA ADEN
Issue is dedicated to global change and UNICEF USA
On Newsstands September 13th
Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book unveils its 13th edition featuring two covers with Gigi Hadid and Halima Aden shot by Pieter Hugo. Ignoring the superstitions associated with the number 13, CR Fashion Book works to reclaim the number by dedicating its entire issue to meaningful change and partnering with UNICEF USA for both covers to help fight the ongoing global refugee crisis.
Despite the taboo, Roitfeld has always considered 13 to be lucky and the issue represents a celebration of the frivolity of fear and superstition in the face of all the good work UNICEF does to combat world issues.
“I am so proud to celebrate the lifesaving mission of UNICEF, especially in such a challenging year for children and refugees globally,” said Roitfeld. “With Halima Aden recently joining UNICEF USA as an Ambassador and Gigi Hadid as a Supporter, I wanted to celebrate these two passionate young women, honoring their accomplishments and the promise of what they will bring to this respected organization.”
Issue 13 captures the juxtaposition between the occult symbols surrounding superstitions with how those same superstitions can be reclaimed and celebrated. In a haunting series of images by Jackie Nickerson, Kim Kardashian West appears as ghost from a simpler time while Paris Jackson channels the spirit of Stevie Nicks in an iconic spread shot by Mario Sorrenti. Gigi Hadid gets candid in an interview with Hamdia Ahmed, Somali refugee turned college student, activist and Miss Maine pageant participant. Halima Aden sits down with President & CEO of UNICEF USA, Caryl M. Stern to discuss how the fashion industry is standing up for the world’s children. David Luraschi shoots Kaia Gerber wearing the Fall 2018 haute couture collections, Petra Collins shoots the latest Gucci collection and Rafael Pavarotti proves that Carolyn Murphy can do it all in a feature titled, “This Woman’s Work”. The issue includes stimulating and provocative essays exploring the topics of how the camera steals the human essence, the odds of survival of marriage and the anxieties that build around numbers. Photographers including Petra Collins and David Luraschi explore this season’s latest collections from Gucci, Valentino, Dior, Fendi and more.
Visit www.crfashionbook.com today to pre-order CR Fashion Book Issue 13 and be among the first to receive it when it ships in September. The issue will be on stands September 13.
In honor of this month’s issue of CR Fashion Book Halima Aden and Gigi Hadid have teamed up and created a Crowdrise campaign to raise funds for UNICEF USA https://www.crowdrise.com/UNICEFuprooted
About CR Fashion Book
CR Fashion Book, is the source for the latest fashion trends, beauty tips, celebrity news, and more from the creative mind of Carine Roitfeld. CR Fashion Book, now part of CR Fashion Book Ltd. led by president, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld. Hearst Magazines Digital Media is CR Fashion Book’s digital publishing partner.
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Issue hits stands: September 13th, 2018
QUOTES FROM PARIS JACKSON INTEVIEW BY STEVIE NICKS
On her use of social media:
“Honestly, the less I use my social media, the happier I am, and I’ve been using it less and less, but when I do use it I make sure to keep it very real and honest and true to myself.
On her current projects:
“Right now I am working on a film about the rock and roll scene on the Sunset Strip. It takes place in 1996. Apart from work and the modeling, I am in a band now and we are working on our record. We thought we had enough material for an EP or an LP, but it turns out we have enough material for an album, so I think we are going to get that done by fall.”
On her new boyfriend:
“And then I met this guy named Gabriel, who is now my boyfriend. But before he became my boyfriend, we had this crazy connection. I’ve never made music with another person the way I’ve made it with him, I’ve never been able to sing the way I do with him, and he feels the same way. Our creations just flow and they’re so organic. It doesn’t feel like it’s human. It feels so beyond the English language to describe. I’ve never given myself the space to make music but when I met Gabriel I didn’t really have a choice. I had to face the fact that I was born to be a musician and music is the only thing that makes me feel the way that it does.
QUOTES FROM KIM KARDASHIAN
On working with new photographers:
“I’m not a diva who shows up on set and has all these demands of specific angles and glam and how I want to look. I like doing things that aren’t me or aren’t the way that people typically see me, and I love to see that version too.”
On being modest:
“What’s funny is that, though I obviously am very comfortable not being modest, my soul inside is kind of modest. My closest friends know that about me.”
On being superstitious:
“I can be superstitious at times. Like before going on an airplane. My family and I always step onto the plane with the right foot first. Another superstition is that whenever we hear an ambulance, we always touch our hair. I also say a prayer that the person will be okay. I’m big on prayer and superstition together.”
On the spirit world:
“I believe there are signs from the spirit world all around us. When my dad was sick with cancer, we were laying out by his pool and I said, “If you die, you have to come back in the form of a bird.” We were driving on the freeway right before his funeral and this huge flock of birds flew over the 101. Everyone stopped because it was so crazy looking. I was like, “There you are.”
QUOTES FROM GIGI HADID
“My dad was a refugee. He was born in Nazareth, Palestine, and the week that his family was kicked out of their home, they moved to Syria. I think he was also about one week old. It’s crazy to think about what our families did for us.”
On meeting Halima Aden:
“You should have seen my face when I met Halima on set for the first time. I was so excited. My dad’s side of our family is Muslim. When my grandma moved to the States, she was very modern and didn’t cover herself, but she was still a very powerful, strong, Muslim woman who led our whole family. She was very accepting of her children who still wanted to cover, and if they didn’t, she embraced them as well. It’s powerful to see you and Halima stand by your faith. Every time Halima gets a cover, I post it.”
You need courage to put yourself out there, especially when you’re the first at what you do. Know that with every time that you hear “no,” you’re working your way toward “yes.”
QUOTES FROM HALIMA ADEN
On refugee camp:
I was six and I can still remember that UNICEF sign and every single missionary who came to the camp. I forget names, but can never forget how they made me feel.
On her expectations coming to America:
I honestly thought money grew on trees and that we would move into a big house. That’s what you see on TV. We moved to St. Louis and it wasn’t easy. The area that we lived in was very crime-filled. The school didn’t have an ESL program, so every day I went to school and learned nothing. The first six months of living in America, I actually wanted nothing more than to return to the camp. Isn’t that insane? I missed my friends and the staff. My mom used to say that “home spit us out and wouldn’t let us return.” That’s why every refugee longs for acceptance. Will I be welcomed with open arms, or will I be sent back, or will I endure something even worse? Sometimes it feels like being between a rock and a hard place. My mom always used to say that home is where you make it. The name of my camp was Kakuma. The literal translation from Swahili is “nowhere,” and that was the home that brought me hope. It takes a village to raise a child. My mom was still illiterate and going through her own traumas, just escaping a war, coming to a new country, and now raising kids. My teachers were like second parents. They stayed after school with me and helped me with homework. They weren’t even paid to do that.