First, British actor BEN WHISHAW is photographed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Alister Mackie. Over breakfast, the reluctant star – famed for his effortless embodiment of troubled, complex souls in Brideshead Revisited, A Very English Affair and, next, a riotous adaptation of Dickens’ David Copperfield – explains his attraction to the dark side of romance.
Alexander Fury heads down to the French Riviera for an in-depth conversation with fashion’s great virtuoso JOHN GALLIANO about his spectacular new vision at the helm of Maison Margiela. Accompanying the exclusive interview, photographer Ethan James Green and stylist Ellie Grace Cumming capture the genderless glamour of the A/W18 collection.
Photographer Tim Walker and stylist Katy England reunite for another extravaganza, this season merging surreal fantasy with bucolic splendor. And, lastly, Willy Vanderperre and Alister Mackie team-up again for an intimate, dreamy character study.
Inside the issue, rock and roll’s great romantic NICK CAVE curates a 32-page Document: filled with personal snapshots, spontaneous scribblings and private obsessions, it offers a unique glimpse into the inner world of a true renaissance man.
In an exclusive project, artist PETER DE POTTER presents a gallery of remixed work from his new book Vape Shop Olympia. CHARLIE PLUMMER, Hollywood’s passionate new prodigy, discusses the loves of his life. Legendary collage artist LINDER STERLING talks punk and porn alongside a handpicked selection of her erotic masterpieces. We preview VIRGIL ABLOH’s new journey at Louis Vuitton. Our intrepid cultural correspondent TIM BLANKS calls for another Love Revolution. A sneak peek inside People Kissing: A Century of Photographs. And, in the second part of his series of character portraits, Instagram artist CHRISTOPHER SMITH unveils six romantic heroes.
PLUS: the best of the A/W18 Collections; this season’s to-die-for Objects of Desire; and a pull-out poster of Tim Walker and Katy England’s spectacular shoot for your wall.