Following the collaboration with UNICEF and Beyoncé, to bring clean water to Africa, Gucci announces the latest move of its Chime for Change campaign — supporting six organizations around the globe, including Equality Now, Global Fund for Women, Ms. Foundation for Women, UN Women, Vital Voices and Women Deliver — to fight against gender inequality.
With the help of Hearst Magazines, Facebook, the Kering Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele worked hand-in-hand with Italian street artist MP5 to promote the aforementioned notion. Based on the “To Gather Together” theme of the campaign, the artist created murals in his signature bold, monochromatic style of genderless human figures standing side by side. His works will be found in places, such as London, Hong Kong, New York, Milan, and Taiwan, very soon.
The legendary fashion house published the first issue of its zine, Chime which gathers voices from different countries speaking out against gender discrimination. Chime is now available for purchase online, at select bookstores, Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York and at the Gucci Garden in Florence. In addition to printed materials, Gucci has also presented a short film by Jade Jackman and Irregular Labs, The Future is Fluid, at the Sundance Film Festival; a film about Generation Z sharing its thoughts about the definition of gender.
Take a look at the short film as well as the breath-taking murals. In related news, LVMH announces record-breaking $53.4 billion USD sales revenue in 2018.
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Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for CHIME, as we call on our global community to unite in support of gender equality under the banner “To Gather Together.” We believe that connection empowers us. That every voice matters. That each one of us is needed to achieve change. We believe we can do extraordinary things when we gather together. Explore more of the next generation of CHIME at chime.gucci.com #chimeforchange
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Gucci publishes the first issue of the CHIME Zine, celebrating the community of global voices speaking out for gender equality and self-expression, edited by @adameli and art directed by @mp5art. Model @hannegabysees writes about being born intersex and her campaigning to end intersex surgery on infants and children. A poem written about Joan of Arc in 1429 captures the joy and optimism she brought to French citizens. The CHIME Zine will be available at the #GucciWooster Bookstore in New York, the #GucciGarden in Florence and select bookstores worldwide. Additionally, in partnership with @1granary, the zine will be distributed to universities in Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Discover more through link in bio. @alessandro_michele @chimeforchange #AlessandroMichele