The currency androgyny enjoys in fashion cannot be overstated. That it is a theme that can be executed so readily by simply throwing a smoking jacket on a girl does not detract from its power. Fact is that its deep resonance in a day and age where spectrums are supplanting binaries for how we understand gender is second to none. The forthcoming issue of T Magazine takes on this very theme in a cover story starring Anok Yai by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Anok opens the issue with a cover in which she wears a Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello coat and the headline proclaims “The New Androgyny.” It is a bold statement made good with a bonafide star. Fuck yeah, Anok Yai!

The fall Women’s Fashion issue is on newsstands 18 August. Visit nytimes.com to see this story in full.

Credits include: Publication, T: The New York Times Style Magazine 18 August 2019; Photography, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styling Olivier Rizzo; Hair, Anthony Turner at Streeters; Makeup, Lucia Pieroni at Streeters; Casting, Anita Bitton at The Establishment New York; Production, Across Media Production; Manicure, Lauren Michelle Pires at D&V Management; Digital, Niccolo Pacilli, Marco Torri; Photography assistance, Sinclair Jaspard Mandy, Ben Coppola, Hristo Hristov; Hair assistance, Claire Grech, John Wooley, Mee Kyung Porter, Simon Khan; Makeup assistance, Shelley Blaze, Lois Moorcroft; Seamstress, Michelle Warner; Styling assist

Anok Yai | T Magazine 18 August 2019 (Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)

Anok Yai | T Magazine 18 August 2019 (Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)

Anok Yai | T Magazine 18 August 2019 (Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)

Anok Yai | T Magazine 18 August 2019 (Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)

ance, Niccolo Torelli, Letizia Maria Allodi, Aurora Burns, Phillip Smith.