Gossip Girl's Whitney Peak Speaks out in V Magazine's 'The Chanel Book'

Gossip Girl's Whitney Peak Speaks out in V Magazine's 'The Chanel Book'

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Gossip Girl's Whitney Peak Speaks out in V Magazine's 'The Chanel Book'

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Photography: Inez & Vinoodh

Text: Czar Van Gaal

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VMAGAZINE: What is freedom to you?

Whitney Peak: Nina Simone said it best, “Freedom to me is no fear.”

V: If you could travel to the past for one day, where would you go?

WP: I would go back and dap up Louis Armstrong, have dinner with “same-age-as-me” De Niro, party with Prince, and have a sleepover with Nina Simone. All in the same day.

V: What’s the best advice you’ve ever rejected?

WP: Don’t be so quick to trust people.

V: What artistic work do you wish you created?

WP: All the Step Up films.

Whitney wears black fringed top; black & white seasonal “11.12 handbag” in plexiglass & metal; CHANEL Fine Jewelry “Coco Crush” ring On lips: CHANEL Rouge Allure Laque

V: What’s one thing you would change about your industry?

WP: Colorism.

V: If you could be a character in a movie, who would it be?

WP: Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice. Only because I would have been working across Tupac... c’mon!

V: What is your most treasured possession?

WP: My point-and-shoot. It’s an Olympus film camera that my friend Tianna gave me before I moved to New York.

V: What is your favorite indulgence?

WP: Cooking, baking, eating, anything to do with food really.

V: Who do you envy?

WP: Viola Davis.

V: What is the most profound discovery you’ve made about yourself this past year?

WP: I’m very much a homebody. I love time alone and will definitely be the first person to clock out of a function—even if I’m the host.

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Credits:

Makeup Fulvia Farolfi (Bryan Bantry), Hair James Pecis (Bryant Artists) , Stylist assistant Jared Depriest, Makeup assistant Robert Reyes, Hair assistants Anton Alexander, Kelli Hoff

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