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Chelsea Manning Goes Vogue

Chelsea Manning in Norma Kamali and photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

Chelsea Manning in Norma Kamali and photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

Hmmmm… be honest, not sure what to make of this story which oddly combines whistle blowing, transgender rights and fashion.

From  the September Issue of Vogue:

One hot, humid early-summer evening in New York, a hired car slows on Bleecker Street, and a young woman inside prepares for her first party out in years. She is wearing a midnight-colored semiformal dress by Altuzarra and Everlane ankle boots with heels. Her hair is trimmed into a pixie cut; her makeup softens, but won’t hide, a dust of freckles. “I don’t know if I’ll know anybody,” she fretted earlier, but she seems to have quelled what nerves remain. She is accompanied by a couple of men who surround her like guards. For the first time in a long time, that’s a welcome thing.

Chelsea Manning—graceful, blue-eyed, trans—smiles and prepares herself. Since her release from the Fort Leavenworth prison, on May 17, Manning has been living in New York, with a low profile. Tonight she will make her social debut in her own skin…

Read the rest of Nathan Heller’s story on Chelsea Manning’s new glamorous life in New York City HERE.

Vogue’s September 2017 issue which will be available on news stands August 22nd.    

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