'Vogue' Makes Packing Look Like a Photo Shoot

It helps when you have André Leon Talley, famous models and Will.i.am to help with the move.
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It helps when you have André Leon Talley, famous models and Will.i.am to help with the move.
Hey, Ladies. Quit slacking and get to packing! Photo: @instagram/voguemagazine

Hey, Ladies. Quit slacking and get to packing! Photo: @instagram/voguemagazine

As you may have read, Condé Nast has begun it's gradual exodus from its longtime home at 4 Times Square down to its new digs at 1 World Trade Center. On November 3, the first wave Condé Nast corporate staffers, including chief executive Chuck Townsend (who rolled right up to the front doors in his chauffeured gray Mercedes Benz) settled into North America's tallest skyscraper. 

Next, the publishing house's storied titles will slowly make their way to downtown, with Vogue leading the journey to the 25th floor. The glossy has documented the process via Instagram, showing Hamish Bowles rescuing a precious lawn ornament in one video, and models taking down the famous Vogue logo in another. Vogue even got a little help on the packing front from André Leon Talley and Will.i.am. If only moving trips were always this fun. And chic.

How nice. Models Ju Ju Xiao Wen, Grace Mahary, and Imaan Hammam put on their packing clothes to help take down the Vogue signage.

Did the all copy editors leave the building already?

What, no bubble wrap?

Senior Editor Chloe Malle peeks out from behind her tower of packing boxes.

Aw, André Leon Talley stopped by to help his friends and former colleagues pack up and he brought Will.i.am along for an extra pair of hands.

Well, that's another way to commute downtown, Anna Cooperberg.

European Editor at Large Hamish Bowles, to be seen next on an episode of "Hoarders."

Fashion writer Nick Remsen unearthed a classic from under his desk.

Executive Photography Director Ivan Shaw and Home Editor Mieke ten Have find some quiet work time in a recycle bin.

How about re-routing those boxes to the Fashionista office? Maybe? No?

Grace Coddington's final check of her desk. PRECIOUS CARGO, PEOPLE!