Mayor Michael Bloomberg Plays Cover Boy For L'Uomo Vogue
Well, this is unexpected. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is covering
May issue and tackling tough questions regarding Hurricane Sandy, climate change, and how to make NYC even more resilient (not that we need to be reminded of how awesomely tough we already are). Franca Sozzani, L'Uomo's
editor-in-chief, told the Financial Times
she chose Bloomberg because she knew seeing him on the cover of a fashion magazine (rather than publications like Forbes
or The Economist
) would get people talking. It certainly caught us off guard.
In the issue — which is appropriately the magazine's (and Italy's) first certified carbon-neutral edition— the mayor (and staunch environmentalist) explains how "imperative it is that we lead the way in implementing changes to mitigate the impacts of climate change" regarding cities like New York. In addition to the city's revamped bus system, he talks of future bike-sharing initiatives, and how new energy codes will save New Yorkers almost $750 million a year in energy costs, meaning more money to
spend updating our closets
giving back to the community. (The Daily Beast
Photo: Courtesy of L'Uomo Vogue/Francesco Carrozzini.