Nicole Ansari-Cox, wife of Successor star Brian Cox, stands up for women’s rights in Iran wearing Woman Life Freedom sash at Vogue World event
Nicole Ansari-Cox, wife of successor Brian Cox, stood up for women’s rights in Iran wearing a Woman Life Freedom sash during Vogue World: London 2023 at The Theater Royal Drury Lane on Thursday evening.
Nicole, who is half Iranian and 23 years younger than Brian, wore a ‘woman life freedom’ sash at the event.
The slogan emerged from protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, 22, in police custody following her arrest for wearing her hijab ‘inappropriately’.
The actress and director told CNN in August: ‘There is not enough support for this movement worldwide and I think it is not just in Iran, but there is a gender apartheid that goes hand in hand worldwide with the fascist regime that is rising everywhere . , also in Europe.’
Saturday marks one year since Mahsa died.
Protest: Nicola Ansari-Cox, the half-Iranian wife of Successor star Brian Cox, stood up for women’s rights in Iran with Woman Life Freedom sash at Vogue World at The Theater Royal Drury Lane on Thursday evening
Women’s rights: The slogan emerged from protests in Iran over the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, 22, who died in police custody after her arrest for wearing her hijab ‘inappropriately’
Suave: Brian and Nicole took selfies together while on the red carpet at the event
Outrage: A protester held a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of her in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels on September 23, 2022
Vogue World is more than a catwalk show and showcases the best of a country’s fashion and culture. It debuted in New York last year and is now showing in London with Cara Delevigne and Kate Moss, among others.
The first Vogue World event featured a fashion show and street fair when it took place in New York’s meatpacking district in 2021.
Serena Williams was there, as were 112 models who stormed the stage at Madonna’s Vogue.
For London’s turn, Cara performed dressed as a punk and kissed singer FKA Twigs, and Kate Moss did a ‘bizarre’ interpretive dance.
The show, which kicked off London Fashion Week, was open to everyone and proceeds from tickets, ranging from £170 to £2,500, went to performing arts organisations.
Led by BAFTA and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry, show director Emily Burns and creative producer Fran Miller, along with the Vogue team, the evening featured a wide range of performing arts.
The bash comes just three months after the shock announcement that the British-Ghanaian former model and fashion stylist will step down as editor-in-chief of British Vogue after six years at the helm.
When he leaves in early 2024, Enninful will take on a “global advisory role” at Vogue, “with the freedom to take on broader creative projects.”
Cameo: Nicole made a brief appearance in the final season of Brian’s hit show Succession, a comedy drama also starring (from left) Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin
Suave: Brian smiled as he was photographed at one of the tables at the event
Fascist regime: The actress and director told CNN in August: ‘There is not enough support for this movement worldwide and I think it is not just in Iran, but there is a gender apartheid that goes hand in hand with the fascist regime worldwide popping up everywhere, including in Europe’