The Jakarta Post
Agnez Mo (third right), together with a cast of equally compelling characters, posed for the March issue of "Vogue US". (instagram.com/agnezmo/File)
Through her Instagram account @agnezmo, singer Agnez Mo (previously known as Agnes Monica) shared a photo featuring herself among other prominent young figures.
The photo was published in the March issue of Vogue US magazine. Agnez sits in the middle of the frame, surrounded from left to right by Teddy Quinlivan (a transgender model who has worked for everyone from Balenciaga to Pat McGrath), Lauren Ridloff (a boundary-breaking deaf actress starring in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God), Bunny Rogers (a conceptual artist who had a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art), Alek Wek (the South Sudanese model-turned-goodwill ambassador for the United Nations) and Bria Vinaite (the star of last year’s The Florida Project).
Agnez herself was identified by the magazine as a breakout Indonesian pop star, songwriter, actress, producer and antidrug and antihuman trafficking activist.
The article that features the group was written to celebrate fashion houses armed with designers able to create collections that reflect our lives and times, rather than some vain, glorious past.
Agnez and the prominent figures she was photographed with wore the spring 2018 collections of the short-listed fashion houses. Agnez and her group were paired with Balenciaga, whose creative director is Demna Gvasalia, dubbed by Vogue as a raw, uncompromising young talent brimming with vigorous ideas.
The singer’s appearance in Vogue US indicates that she has finally grabbed more attention from international audiences, something she has been expecting and working on for years.
Performing in the Indonesian entertainment scene since the tender age of six, Agnez debuted the single "Long as I Get Paid" from her first international record, X, late last year. The video has gained more than 21 million views on YouTube. (mut)