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Aug 31, 2020
Special September Issue Of DEPARTURES Recognizes Visionaries Who Are Committed To Making Positive Change In Unprecedented Times
Padma Lakshmi, Russell Westbrook, Giorgio Armani, Julianne Moore, David Agus and Larry Ellison Featured on Five Separate Covers

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DEPARTURES®, the leading voice of luxury and experiences published by Meredith Corporation for American Express Platinum Card® Members, today revealed its September 2020 special Visionaries issue celebrating individuals across fashion, media, food, technology, sports, wellness, and beyond whose work is positively impacting society and driving meaningful change. This second annual special issue has five separate covers, along with candid interviews with six standout visionaries.

The five cover stories are as follows:

Julianne Moore, "The Fighter":

Giorgio Armani, "The Original":

Russell Westbrook, "The Social Entrepreneur":

David Agus and Larry Ellison, "The Healers":

Padma Lakshmi, "The Storyteller":

Elsewhere in the issue, DEPARTURES delves into innovation with reporting on the future of architectural design as the world adapts to new realities, takes a look at the future of fashion from the perspectives of notable photographers, highlights big thinkers on what's next in the field of wellness, shares top chefs' views on how we'll be dining out in the months and years to come, and much more.

Jeffries Blackerby, Editor in Chief of DEPARTURES, said, "This issue pays tribute to cultural figures and business leaders, from chefs and doctors to designers and entrepreneurs, who are using their talents for good in a world that is being reshaped by demands for justice in the face of economic fragility, loss of health and security, and systemic racism. I'm very proud to dedicate these pages to extraordinary people who are leading by example, from the six luminaries on our covers to the many other innovative folks who are actively designing, building, growing, cooking, painting, and programming the future."

DEPARTURES®, the leading voice of luxury and experiences, is published by Meredith Corporation for American Express Platinum Card® Members. DEPARTURES is published seven times a year, publishes DEPARTURES Home + Design biannually and has 18 international editions. Centurion® is published bi-annually for Centurion Members.

Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for 118 years. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms—including broadcast television, print, digital and video—to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith's National Media Group reaches over 190 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 95 percent of U.S. women. Meredith is the owner of the largest premium content digital network for American consumers and the No. 1 magazine operator in the U.S. The company's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations, reaching 11 percent of U.S. households.

SOURCE Meredith Corporation

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