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Porter celebrates first anniversary

Russian supermodel, Natalia Vodianova, graces the first anniversary cover of Porter wearing Valentino. The portrait is taken by celebrated American art photographer, Ryan McGinley.

Accompanying the beautiful cover is an equally stunning editorial gatefold which captures Natalia’s natural beauty and piercing blue eyes as she stares at the camera surrounded by the branches of a brilliant pink and red blossom tree, say the publishers.

Inside the 298-page issue of Porter, dedicated to the modern heroine, Natalia talks to Porter’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Yeomans, about her impoverished childhood, reconciling her past with her present and finding love again with LMVH heir, Antoine Arnault.

Elsewhere in the issue, Porter celebrates other interesting women making their mark this year, from artist and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who gives the magazine a rare interview ahead of the release of her new movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, and actress Hilary Swank, who talks frankly about her return to form following a decade of poor career choices, to war correspondent, Janine Di Giovanni, who writes about fearing everyday life more than the horrors of war, and Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford, who opens up about her fight to keep her children. Other women featured include designer Donna Karan, artist Marina Abramovic, musician Björk, actresses Clémence Poésy and Thandie Newton, eco-campaigner Livia Firth, and the billionaire businesswoman behind Spanx, Sara Blakely, who writes this issue’s Golden Rules column. British author, Andrew O’Hagan, also writes for Porter about the rise of the male feminist.

In the fashion section, Porter celebrates American feminist Gloria Steinem with a 15-page photographic portfolio inspired by the 1970s. For the shoot, models were photographed by Sebastian Faena reliving the decade in flared jeans, platform shoes, oversized sunglasses and turtleneck sweaters. Porter also channels the pioneer woman in a fashion spread dedicated to the feminine prairie spirit, while elsewhere, the magazine combines “ladylike dressing with a rebellious flair where midriff tops, thigh-high splits and daring fabrics demand attention”.

Launched and edited by high-profile British editor, Lucy Yeomans, Porter is aimed at “incredible, stylish and intelligent” women, and with six issues on the newsstand, has, say the publishers, quickly established itself as a new fashion authority with its unique global curation of fashion, lifestyle, travel and beauty.

The first anniversary issue, on sale globally from February 6, will be supported by a dedicated global marketing campaign including branded taxis in London during London Fashion Week, retailer wraps and window takeovers in London and New York, as well as in-store activity.

Porter’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Yeomans, says: “When I look back at Porter’s first year, what stands out for me the most is just how many incredible women from around the world, like Natalia, have graced our pages. From activists to authors, songwriters to supermodels, tech pioneers to theatre impresarios; it is these women’s unique stories that have defined our magazine’s very particular DNA – about women, by women and for women.”

Porter is published six times a year, with one edition published globally in English. According to publishers, Net-A-Porter, the magazine is distributed in 60 countries, 220 cities and more than 25,000 retailers around the world. Porter is available in print and as a digital edition and can be bought as a subscription or single issue via net-a-porter.com. The magazine is printed in two sites (US and UK), carries a premium cover price of £5 / $9.99/ €9.99 and is available in in three different currencies – pounds, euros and US dollars.