Fall Fashion Issue —

Interview’s Fall Fashion issue boldly demonstrates that the magazine that is known for many other additional things is more than capable of holding its own as a directional and authoritative voice for fashion in the international arena. With a star cast of contributors from the world of fashion, the issue elaborates its vision for the coming seasons for the oh-so-important September issue. And, this vision permeates pretty much every level of the meaty content. For example, Ben Affleck’s interview with cover girl Blake Lively, is accompanied by a shoot by Craig McDean styled by Karl Templer in which Ms Lively sizzles in the latest looks by hot labels as we voyeuristically watch through the eye of a surveillance camera. The confident or attorney or the prime suspect? We may never know.
More than ever, the particular style of a tight-knit group of creatives with long associations with Interview can be felt: McDean and Templer - or photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and fashion editor at large Ludivine Poiblanc – working in various combinations or with superstar contributors such as Steven Meisel, all pulled together under the editorial direction of Fabien Baron. As evidenced by this issue, the result is impressive, particularly in the inevitable comparison with what other titles offer as their seasonal opening address. Interview remains distinctive and influential in its view of the best in fashion. The individual examples are too numerous to mention, but range from a stylishly kinky fashion story featuring Lara Stone to Nicolas Ghesquière’s intimate insider conversation with legendary fashion editor Polly Mellen.
Fashion may be at the fore in this issue, but the content is not any less broad than usual. Of particular note are Martin Scorsese’s interview with rising star Micahel Pitt and Michael Martin’s feature on controversial psychedelic pensioners Dr Alexander Shulgin and his wife Ann who continue with their Timothy Leary-esque homebrew experiments with mind-altering substances.


    Fall Fashion Issue –
    September 2010 188 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 0 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Blake Lively The Chronicles of Lara Marc Jacobs Two Women Michael Pitt Express Yourself Polly Mellen Model's Own Dan Colen On The Runway Sound + Visionary Crossing Over Noise Psychedelics
    Editorial Director –
    Fabien Baron
    Creative Director –
    Karl Templer
    Editor In Chief –
    Stephen Mooallem
    Art Director –
    Aurelie Pellissier
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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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