Issue Oct 11 —

October’s issue of Interview is a fine example of just how broad the title’s scope can be. It’s a consummate compendium of the full spectrum from pop culture to high art, evoking a strong sense of where Andy Warhol’s magazine originally came from and why it still holds a unique place on the newsstands.

Pop music gets a strong presence.  It takes the form of covergirl Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine fame talking with film director Baz Luhrmann on the eve of a second album. And Dimitri Ehrlich engages The Red Hot Chili Peppers in conversation about, amongst others things, staying power in the rock arena.

Sport too, is not neglected: footballer Cam Newton fills in Jonathan Durbin on the intricacies of building a power career in the world of American football. And fashion gets ample coverage in the form of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen talking about what exactly they are doing with The Row, their latest must-have collection whilst Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana fill us in on their wonderful experiment in reinventing how fashion collections are presented to the world in the age of social media with a little help from their friends Naomi Campbell, Scarlett Johansson, Monica Bellucci and Kylie Minogue.

But, underscoring the title’s versatility, the same issue also carries a number of feature articles on the more serious end of the cultural specturm. The most notable of these, perhaps, is Gwyneth Paltrow’s interview with American painting legend Ellsworth Kelly. But, it would also be entirely unfair not to single out Juliette Lewis’ fascinating chat with rising literary star, novelist Jeffrey Eugenides. And even then, it seems very unfair to not mention the features on acclaimed actors John Malkovich and Sam Shepard

Needless to say, all of these articles are accompanied by the sumptuous and arresting photography and portraiture by some of the world’s top photographic and styling talents.

    Issue Oct 11 –
    November 2011 140 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Fast+Louche Noise Contributors View People Breaking Character Study Social Studies Agenda Florence Welch Top Gun Camnewton Dolce & Gabbana Rer Hot Chili Peppers Neutrality Ellshorthkelly
    Editorial Director –
    Fabien Baron
    Creative Director –
    Karl Templer
    Editor In Chief –
    Stephen Mooallem
    Art Director –
    Karl Lindman
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Our Take —

Interview is in a category all of its own. Originating as Andy Warhol’s ultimate Pop Art gesture –the vehicle through which Andy might provide everyone with those legendary fifteen minutes of fame- Interview has managed to negotiate the tricky responsibility for any magazine originating as an art work. And it has largely prospered and triumphed in its salubrious history since its first appearance in 1969. Understandably tightly controlled by Warhol and his acolytes until nearly the end of the famed artist’s life, Interview has been kept on track by the same publishing house that acquired the title in 1987 shortly after Warhol’s death.

Living up to the singular spirit, flair and visual power of a magazine once produced by an artist famed for his stark, direct portraiture and his equally creative gang of collaborators can never be an easy task. Yet, somehow, even without Warhol, Interview has managed to encapsulate that very specific heady mix of celebrity, art, fashion, film and, needless to say, interviews. Interview continues to read like a who’s who of the hip and cool, a very particular publication built on the long experience of time spent at the coal face of chic.

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