Vogue and Black Lives Matter: Is real lasting change possible?

The death of George Floyd in the US earlier this year prompted a series of Black Lives Matter protests around the world.

It also triggered much debate around race and racism – but is real, lasting change possible?

Vogue is a monthly publication and is usually led by fashion and trend stories.

The September edition, however, is famous for being guest edited and having more to say about society than style.

2019 saw the UK edition guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex – with Meghan celebrating women and their achievements.

Its 2020 offering – produced by a predominantly black team – pays homage to ‘faces of hope’ with the global Vogue family coming together to focus on activism.

On the Sky News Daily podcast, Gillian Joseph takes a closer look at the magazine industry’s role in fuelling positive change.

We hear from British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and Misan Harriman – the first black male cover photographer in its history.

Plus, remember an image that went viral of a black man carrying a counter-protester to safety during a BLM rally?

Patrick Hutchinson is among those to feature in the magazine’s September issue and he joins Gillian, along with former editor of UK Elle, Maggie Alderson.

Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker

Daily podcast team:
Podcast producer – Annie Joyce
Podcast producer – Nicola Eyers
Assistant producer – Sabah Choudhry
Interviews producer – Oli Foster
Interviews producer – Tatiana Alderson
Interviews producer – Megan Coutts
Archive – Simon Windsor
Music creative manager – Steven Wheeler

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