Elevate, the fashion and lifestyle magazine launched during Art Basel Miami by real estate giant Douglas Elliman, is aimed at the deep-pocketed buyers of its new residential properties, such as 432 Park Avenue, which will be the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere when it’s completed.
The magazine’s second edition, which will be come out Friday has a cover story about Victoria Beckham, adapted by Fern Mallis from her June 3 interview of the designer, which was part of her 92nd Street Y series. “What surprised me was how funny she was,” Mallis said. “She was very chatty, funny and adorable.” Mallis said she watched videos of Beckham and her husband David to prepare for the interview. “I saw them going to the airport,” she said. “It was pandemonium. I don’t know how people live that life. They’re serious rock stars. But they seem to be very grounded.”
Vanity Fair contributor George Wayne wrote about how social media is catapulting young models to fame in “The New Trinity: How Instagram Supermodels Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne Conquered the World.” Wayne compared the triumvirate of young upstarts with an earlier group of supes, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. “They spent years in the trenches,” he said of the older group. “They were no overnight sensations. It’s kind of ridiculous to think that in two years these girls will be at the top of their game. The social media tsunami is out of control.”
The issue is rounded out by Patrick McMullan on Manhattan’s philanthropic lionesses and “Oribe, Oscar Blandi and Ken Paves: The Hair Gods and the Transformation of Caitlyn Jenner.”