In 1995 I paused my modelling career and applied to New York University because I thought, “If this all stops tomorrow, I want to be on the path to becoming a full human being.” It was scary at the time, but I was ready, and as soon as I’d made that decision everything fell into place. I applied, got in and started school within five months. I made sure that there was a clause written into my [modelling] contracts that my clients had to agree to. People respected it. I spoke up for myself, and everyone kind of rallied around me.
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VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
A subculture of women who collect hyper-realistic baby dolls is growing around the world. For some, it’s much-needed therapy after losing a child or infertility, while others see the tiny toy humans as a collectible – part art, part addiction. Writer Kelli Korducki goes inside the thriving reborn doll industry
What I've LEARNT
marie claire's original cover girl reflects on the past 25 years of her life, and explains how she used her supermodel status to agitate for change
BACK TO THE '90s
Nostalgia for the ’90s has hit new heights thanks to its pop-culture power and fearless fashion. But could you really live there again? Alexandra Carlton ditches the digital world and steps back in time to find out
A NEW ERA
As the latest incarnation of Miss Dior launches, we talk to its long-time face, Natalie Portman, and ask how she has evolved with the iconic fragrance over a decade
Skinny jeans, sexy selfies, celebrity icons … With opinions diverging and society dividing down generational lines, we asked a Gen Z, a Gen X and a Gen Y (millennial) to weigh in on today’s hot-button topics
Cannes' Shining Return
After last year’s cancelled event, the 2021 Cannes Film Festival was a dazzling display of decadence as Chopard once again dressed the stars in headline-worthy jewels
Shame Pain & Fame The Dark Side Of K-Pop
Bright and irresistible, K-pop provides the beat to South Korea’s youth culture. But behind the perfect smiles and dance routines are tales of sexism and abuse, writes Crystal Tai
NICOLE UP CLOSE
Legendary actor, sought-after producer, champion for women, proud wife and mum. Nicole Kidman’s CV is studded with glory, but she insists she’s only just getting started. For our special 25th birthday issue, editor Nicky Briger chats to the homegrown superstar about longevity, love and her latest role
The Day That Changed The World
Twenty years on from the world’s worst terrorist attack, three women who were caught up in the unprecedented disaster of 9/11 share their stories of horror, heartache and hope
Fighting For A Brighter Future
In the Northern Territory where the youth incarceration rate is three times the national average, a group of First Nations grandmothers are uniting to prevent the next generation of children from being locked up and let down. Alley Pascoe meets the women on the frontline.
NUCLEAR SUBMARINE DEAL WILL RESHAPE INDO-PACIFIC RELATIONS
The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they’re forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here’s what it might mean for various players:
COURT REJECTS LAWSUIT AGAINST NSA ON “STATE SECRETS” GROUNDS
A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international email and phone communications.
3 FORMER US OFFICIALS CHARGED IN UAE HACKING SCHEME
Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described as the first of its kind.
GENERAL PROMISES US ‘SURGE' AGAINST FOREIGN CYBERATTACKS
The general who leads U.S. efforts to thwart foreign-based cyberattacks, and punish those responsible, says he’s mounting a “surge” to fight incursions that have debilitated government agencies and companies responsible for critical infrastructure.
Room to Improve
Hotels take steps to prioritize diversity in the industry.
Two by Two
Two husband-and-wife teams create businesses and lives they love.
DO WE NEED HUMANS FOR THAT JOB? AUTOMATION BOOMS AFTER COVID
Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks.
UNTIL 2023? PARTS SHORTAGE WILL KEEP AUTO PRICES SKY-HIGHMONEY
Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight.
SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY FINANCED 9/11 TERROR!
Explosive new evidence on 20th anniversary of attack that killed 2,996
Biden's Benghazi Moment
How the deadly Kabul AIRPORT ATTACK and bungled Afghanistan pullout could HAUNT HIS PRESIDENCY–and cost him the midterms.