RJ King follows up his celebrated Vogue Italia cover from this summer with a glitzy feature in the September issue of W, which is also photographed by Steven Meisel. Titled “Show Girl,” the Edward Enninful-styled story provides a lavish stage for transgender performer Carmen Carrera, who duly wows a handsome black tie audience that includes RJ and Brittain Ward amongst others. This complex story resonates on multiple levels and is part of what makes September such an exciting month for magazines. Hair and makeup by Oribe and Pat McGrath respectively give the story added gloss, the luster of which has become a distinguishing feature of W since Edward Enninful joined the magazine as its fashion and style director in 2011. The showgirl conceit truly succeeds and is made all the more powerful by leading man RJ King and the coterie of tuxedoed patrons.
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Credits include: Publication, W September 2013; Title, “Show Girl”; Photography, Steven Meisel; Styling, Edward Enninful; Hair, Oribe for Oribe Hair Care; Makeup, Pat McGrath for Covergirl; Manicure, Jin Soon Choi for JINsoon; Set design, Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY; Production, Steven Dem for PRODn at Art + Commerce.