Lena Waithe On Vintage Tees, Queer Designers, And Sharing Clothes With Her Fiancé

Lena Waithe is constantly bringing visibility to what a ‘Black gay girl’ looks like, whether she’s at the Met Gala in a Carolina Herrera rainbow cape or smirking on the cover of Vanity Fair. Not one to rest on any of her vast accomplishments, the Emmy Award winning actress, screenwriter, and producer is now turning her attention to upcycling, with the help of Mercedes-Benz.At the start of Spring 2020 Mens\' Fashion Week — and Mercedes-Benz\'s Ambition2039 initiative for a more sustainable future (including a new fleet of carbon-neutral passenger cars in 20 years) — Waithe spent time with Timberland Creative Director Christopher Raeburn and Dutch designer Duran Lantink to learn a new skill.Though, upcycling isn\'t new to her. In a panel with Raeburn, Lantink, and influencer Aleali May, Waithe revealed she often scours vintage shops looking for Chicago Bulls memorabilia or concert tees that remind her of her youth.\"I would see Metallica, Nirvana concert T-shirts, and bands that I?