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Lady Gaga

& Troy Carter

Yoko Ono
& Sean Lennon
Solange Knowles
& Devonté Hynes
& Antoine Arnault
by Karl Lagerfeld 
The Girls of Girls
L.A.’s Musical Newcomers
A Double Dose of Designers

dynamic duos
& The Best of Spring Fashion 

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V and You Makes Two!

While we love gadgets as much as the next guy, new media has made it essentially
impossible to not be online, all the time. And while it’s great that social networking is
becoming increasingly more intuitive, and everyone is sharing and liking things, and
yes, your elderly uncle is now on Facebook, does it really mean that you’re that much
closer to people?
For our March issue, which heralds the arrival of Spring fashion, we wanted to address
what it means to be part of a pair. Best friends, business partners, lovers, family mem-
bers—they’re all here. We were fortunate enough to capture some incredible moments
with some incredible people. Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Antoine and Delphine Arnault,
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Diane von Furstenberg, Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld,
Solange Knowles and Devonté Hynes, Jenna Lyons and her girlfriend, Courtney Crangi,
and many more that we’ll let you discover for yourself. There may be a lack of human
connection in this age of new media, but these incredible people are perfect examples of
the power of two.
Speaking of which, let’s not forget about the dynamos that grace our cover. And what
a cover it is! Kate Moss and Rihanna—both of them cool girls with a badass vibe—photo-
graphed by the incomparable Mario Testino. The resulting images are so hot that this will
be the second time they scorch our beloved Internet. (Turn to Derek Blasberg’s cover story,
on page 150, to get the scoop from the babes themselves.)
Elsewhere in the issue, Inez and Vinoodh throw open the doors to their incredible
Lower East Side loft, welcoming 11 top models in the best collections of the season.
(You don’t want to miss these clothes, deftly styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, or
the interiors.) Naomi Campbell basks in the cool glow of television, alongside Lindsey
Wixson, in a provocative shoot by Sebastian Faena. Testino takes two, with a fashion
story inspired by the East. And Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane snaps the
new faces of L.A.’s ever-expanding music scene.
So grab a partner and take a look. We hope you both enjoy it. And if for whatever rea-
son you can’t find a friend, reach out to us—on e-mail, IM, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram,
or Facebook! ms v

Fashion Emily Barnes
Photography Junichi Ito
In This Issue
92 PArtY time
Visionaire gets free; Derek Blasberg signs, seals, and delivers
a tea party; fêting Italo Zucchelli’s menswear collection in
Milan; Versace's postcouture party; ASMALLWORLD invades
Switzerland; Giorgio Armani’s swanky Parisian soirée

94 DYnAmiC DUo HALL oF FAme

From Posh and Becks to Edina and Patsy, these famous,
fabulous pairs have changed history side by side

100 Heroes
The double fantasy of Pierre et Gilles carries on;
Albert Maysles looks back on his big pictures with his
brother, David

104 Work in ProGress

Sabisha Friedberg levitates a planet of sound; Will Ryman
drags capitalism into a cabin in the woods

108 DUAL DesiGn

When great minds think alike and work toward one artistic goal,
the results are twice as magical

110 eXtrA
Emma Watson is lovely in Lancôme; Viktor & Rolf put a new
face forward; Visionaire takes Korea; and all the beauty, books,
and exhibitions worth checking out

114 eCHoes oF sPrinG

It’s officially the year of the comeback: prepare yourself
for records and reissues from the Breeders to Bowie to
My Bloody Valentine

117 V GirLs
Model turned Bond girl turned bankable Hollywood actress—
behold the Wonder of Olga Kurlyenko; 2013’s big, bold
new voice comes courtesy of British breakout Jessie Ware;
Romanian supermodel Catrinel Marlon continues to
captivate through the lens of David Lipman

122 BriGHt sPot

The season’s showstopping accessories sure pack a punch:
wear if you dare

128 WHAt's trenDinG noW

From gladiator boots to super sunnies to the season’s must-have
weave, discover what’s populating the fashion ether

134 toe tHe Point

Make a sharp statement with these pointed flats

136 CoLor storY

Celebrate the saturated colors of Spring by upping the ante
with acidic new makeup hues

138 DesiGner DUos

We all beneft from their collective creative genius. Say hello to
some of the industry's most iconic and artistic pairs

On him:
pants and shOes Dior Homme

On her:
dress Y-3 shOes tHeYskens' tHeorY

In This Issue
144 only girlS in tHe World By mario teStino
What happens when the ultimate bad bitches of the world
unite? They disrobe and the Internet self-destructs in quick
succession. Get the full story on Kate Moss and Rihanna

156 it takeS tWo

If inspiration could be quantifed, the output of Yoko Ono
and Sean Lennon, Delphine and Antoine Arnault, Inez and
Vinoodh, Troy Carter and Lady Gaga, and Mayor Michael
Bloomberg and Diane von Furstenberg would add up to infnity

166 HauS oF Style By ineZ & VinoodH

The season’s strongest looks make a house call to Inez &
Vinoodh, proving home is where today’s high fashion is

190 aSia maJor By mario teStino

Sharp kimono cuts came down many a runway this season,
so Mario set out to put the minimalism into motion

204 Prime time By SeBaStian Faena

Television for women never looked so luxurious as it does
when these two supermodels lounge by the LCD screens

212 douBle ViSion By SHariF HamZa

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you, it’s time to double up on the
chicest pieces you’ll be seeing more of this season

228 CaliFornia dreamin’ By Hedi Slimane

Where starlets once focked is now the art world’s prime spot,
which is why today’s Hollywood hybrids are weirder and more
wondrous than ever

234 tWo oF a kind By PHiliPPe VogelenZang

Love is what makes the world go round. Get familiar with
some pretty fabulous friends, siblings, and partners

244 a moment oF reFleCtion By daniel lindH

Do you see what we see? Test your fashion vision with our
Rorschach-inspired editorial flled with luxurious accessories

Talent Danielle Pashko, Deborah Fenker, Richard Glasser (Parts Models) Manicure Gina Edwards (Kate Ryan Inc)
Photo assistant Narita Nobuyuki Stylist assistant Chloe Hartstein Body makeup assistant Colleen Martin
248 Bon V VantS: PerFeCt PairS
Derek Blasberg digs into his personal photo archive to
highlight his favorite stylish twosomes Body makeup Jenai Chin using Make Up For Ever (Artists by NEXT)

On him:
Pants Jil Sander
shOes CeSare PaCiotti
sOcks Hugo BoSS

On her:
Jacket and shirt tHeySkenS’ tHeory
shOes Fendi

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Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton

Decades before TMZ, these piping-hot messes found each
other on the set of Cleopatra and changed fame forever. “I’m
so happy you can’t believe it,” Liz said of her ffth and later
sixth husband (they married and divorced twice). “This mar-
riage will last forever.”

SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: Checkout counters across the
nation, where judgey hausfraus tracked their every move
PINNACLE OF POWER: 1966, the year Mike Nichols distilled
their pathos in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?
DICK MOVE: “The most beautiful woman in the world is
absolute nonsense,” Burton once remarked. “She has wonder-
ful eyes, but she has a double chin and an overdeveloped chest,
and she’s rather short in the leg.”
FUN FACT: The Vatican condemned their relationship as
In fashion as in life, there’s power in pairs. “erotic vagrancy.”

And whether united as friends, lovers,

sisters, or business partners, the following
double acts packed twice the punch
TEXT ChrisTophEr TEnnanT

Ken & Barbie

According to Mattel, they’ve
been together since 1961,
after meeting on the set of
a TV commercial. Both have
switched careers at least 40
times since, and neither has
Your childhood; Malibu
The ’70s were arguably a
high point, but they’ve been
humming along pretty con-
Edina & Patsy sistently since day one. 

Photofest (Taylor & Burton, Ab Fab, Richards & Pallenberg); Corbis (Ken & Barbie); Courtesy ANTONIO LOPEZ Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha
Will fashion’s famous fack and her booze-addled bestie ever FASHION LEGACY: Legs
fnd happiness? Of course not. But they’ll try, one fad at a time. that won’t quit; impeccable
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: London and New York, their tans
species’s native habitat FUN FACT: In 2010, Mattel
PINNACLE OF POWER: The mid-’90s, technically, but since issued a Palm Beach–inspired
they’ve warped the minds of a generation, only time will tell. collection featuring “Sugar’s
THE TAO OF EDINA MONSOON: “Lacroix, sweetie, Lacroix.” Daddy Ken,” complete with
FASHION LEGACY: Without Ab Fab, there would be no silver pompadour, brocade
“totes maje.” Think about that for a sec. Alexis Bittar’s Fall/ blazer, and West Highland
Winter 2012 campaign was a sly nod to their singular infuence. terrier puppy.

Antonio Lopez & Juan Ramos Keith Richards & Anita Pallenberg
A Puerto Rican power couple forged at FIT, Lopez, the gifted illustrator, and Ramos, the OCD That everyone’s favorite Stone and his throaty German sorceress both survived their comi-
art director, sketched the ’70s fashion scene in their own lascivious image. cally dysfunctional union is a tribute to the human spirit. Louche fur looks, champagne, and
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: Mixing art and commerce like nobody’s business, they did windows cigarettes never looked this cool.
for Barneys, billboards for Bloomingdale’s, and illos for every mag that mattered. SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: Europe and New York in the early ’70s, when they partied their
PINNACLE OF POWER: The mid-’80s, when they launched simultaneous campaigns for way through the world’s top hotels
YSL, Valentino, Versace, Kamali, and Missoni PINNACLE OF POWER: The night in 1967 in Morocco when Keith whisked Anita away
FASHION LEGACY: The careers of Grace Jones, China Chow, Jerry Hall, and an aspiring from Brian Jones
model named Jessica Lange, to name a few  FUN FACT: Anita did a four-year stint at Central Saint Martins in the mid-’90s.
FUN FACT: Ramos got his start as a WWD intern. FASHION LEGACY: Junky chic


R e e d K R a Ko f f.c o m

Kansai Yamamoto
& Sayoko Yamaguchi
In 1971, he became the frst Japanese designer to show in
London. In 1972, she became the frst Japanese model to
walk in Paris. Together, they redefned beauty in the West
and brought back the kimono.
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: New York, Paris, and Tokyo, where
they partied with Elton, Bowie, and other glam-rock greats
PINNACLE OF POWER: In 1972, he designed Bowie’s cos-
tumes for the Ziggy Stardust tour. In 1977, she appeared on
the cover of Steely Dan’s sixth album, Aja.
FUN FACT: In 2010, Kansai designed the Skyliner train that Halston & Elsa Peretti PINNACLE OF POWER: The late ’70s and early ’80s
connects Narita Airport to central Tokyo. People were always saying that if you could bottle the magic FUN FACT: Halston’s bosses at Max Factor wanted his frst
FASHION LEGACY: Though Sayoko is no longer with us, her this Italian model-turned-jewelry-designer and Iowa-born fragrance to be “Chanel-like”—in a rectangular bottle with
trademark fringe has never been more alive. dressmaker made when they got together you could make a a visible label that could be easily manufactured. He chose
billion bucks. And so they did. They called it Halston, and it’s the modern design put forth by Peretti and came out on top.
the second-best-selling perfume of all time. FASHION LEGACY: Aside from the scent, the iconic series
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: New York City mostly, both of photos taken by Helmut Newton in 1975 of Peretti modeling
uptown and down her friend’s Playboy Bunny suit

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

As Michelle Tanner, they bewitched a nation with their winning
mix of perfect dimples and can-do American moxie. Our favorite
fraternal twins ever? You got it, dude.
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: Full House ran from 1987 to
1995, but it’s basically a blip on their shared CV. They were
billionaires by age 18: the world was, and still is, their
platinum-plated oyster.
PINNACLE OF POWER: Present day. Between The Row,
Olsenboye, and Elizabeth and James, they’ve got their tiny
hands full.

Berliner/WWD; courtesy Inez & Vinoodh; Corbis (Garavani & Giammetti, Beckhams); courtesy Kansai Yamamoto
A-LIST ENDORSEMENT: “Prince Williams ain’t do it right
if they ask me / ’Cause I was him I woulda married Kate and
Ashley”–Kanye West
FASHION LEGACY: Nearly a decade before Rodarte designed
cofee mugs for Starbucks, the Olsens made lugging around a
venti look stylish.

Posh & Becks Valentino Garavani &

Between the eras of Lady Di and Kate and Wills, Victoria
and David Beckham arose as the swankiest celebs in Giancarlo Giammetti
England—a real-life fairy tale. The working-class lad with In 1960, the wunderkind couturier, who had recently set up
superhuman footie skills and his pop princess even had shop in Rome, met a dashing young architecture student on
their own Beckingham Palace. the Via Veneto. Together, they would build an empire.
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: It was a Spice World, we just SPHERE OF INFLUENCE: By the mid-’60s “Valentino” was a
lived in it. byword for jet-set chic—the go-to designer for Jackie Kennedy,
PINNACLE OF POWER: Their 2007 move to Los Angeles Babe Paley, Marella Agnelli, Jayne Wrightsman, and every
was accompanied by incredible fanfare including a welcoming dowager worth a damn. 
party hosted by the couple formerly known as TomKat. PINNACLE OF POWER: The Last Emperor, Matt Tyrnauer’s
FASHION LEGACY: Papa has made a pretty penny of posing Academy Award–nominated documentary, which chronicled
in his skivvies and Victoria’s chic eponymous label now has an the lead-up to Valentino’s three-day retirement soirée, in 2008.
equally as sleek difusion line. Recently, their handsome 10-year- FASHION LEGACY: The first brand to bankroll lavish ad
old son, Romeo, rocked a Burberry campaign alongside Cara campaigns (which had previously been funded by fabric
Delevingne and Edie Campbell. makers), Valentino also helped to pioneer ready-to-wear
FUN FACT: The Spice Girls’ aliases—Scary, Ginger, Baby, and tested the outer limits of licensing.
Sporty, and Posh—were given to the group by Top of the FUN FACT: From 1983 to 1985, the Ford Continental came
Pops magazine in 1996. in a “Valentino Edition.”

pierre et gilles
The inseparable artists have been creating opulent portraits of
iconic celebrities since the ’70s, capturing Andy Warhol, Madonna,
Marc Jacobs, and many more. In the latest chapter of an incredible
story that includes their own romantic tale, here they debut a work
that celebrates the new right of gays and lesbians to marry in France
Pierre et Gilles’s hand-painted photographs are both highly revered—the likes of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and PPR
king François Pinault collect them—and instantly recognizable. Exquisitely colorful and perversely naïve, the French artists’
dreamlike portraits capture the intensity of their subjects, who include Andy Warhol, Iggy Pop, Madonna, Marc Jacobs, and
Catherine Deneuve. “Their images are iconic, yet none of their sitters look robotic,” says shoe designer Christian Louboutin,
a friend since the late 1970s. “That’s because everything is done by hand and they don’t use a computer, which can rub out
the character of the face.”
Pierre et Gilles are an inseparable and unusual couple—“both in their professional and personal life,” according to Louboutin.
In the increasingly technical world of photography they are extremely artisanal. “Each portrait takes about three weeks from the
beginning to the end,” explains Gilles, “because we do everything from creating the décor to taking the picture to constructing
the frame.” With regard to choosing ideas, “We are always inspired by the person’s personality,” says Pierre.
The couple—Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchard, always referred to as Pierre et Gilles—met in 1976 at the inauguration
of the Kenzo boutique in the Place des Victoires, and a few months later started living and working together. “Pierre took
photos and I did painting,” says Gilles. Their famous technique began thanks to a photo session with some of their girlfriends,
who were snapped grimacing. “I used really bright colors and was pretty disappointed by the result,” says Pierre. “It was not
flashy enough,” says Gilles. “And that’s why I decided to paint on the photographs to further express our vision.” It was daring
and “very precise,” according to Farida Khelfa, the French style icon and one of their early subjects. “Really, they invented
Photoshop before anyone,” she says.
Their frst professional portrait was of Andy Warhol for Façade magazine, the now defunct French publication. “We went
to his apartment on Rue du Cherche-Midi,” says Pierre. “And it was really exciting because we were his superfans,” adds Gilles.
Their second cover portrait was of Iggy Pop. “Talk about rock and roll,” enthuses Pierre. They arrived at Pop’s hotel room to fnd
him in bed with a groupie and a battlefeld of empty champagne bottles and glasses smashed into the carpet. “We took a picture
of him in a white shirt wearing Pierre’s leather tie, which Iggy refused to give back,” says Gilles.
Their reputation quickly attracted the attention of designer Thierry Mugler and led to their creating his invitations for
three years. “Thierry would talk about the collection and give us the colors,” says Gilles. “It was a delightful experience.” They
also began to work with Jean Paul Gaultier and to take pop-world portraits, ranging from Sylvie Vartan to Madonna. “Singers
corresponded to our childhood,” says Pierre. It was in 1996, with Taschen’s publication of their complete works—launched
to coincide with a retrospective of their work at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie—that their career exploded. “In
Bangkok, we found people selling our photos printed onto canvases lined up next to fake Picassos and Warhols,” says Gilles.
“And in Spain, they put our Virgin Madonna on the cans of beer,” recalls Pierre.
Though their public persona is defnitively downtown and edgy (count on them wearing jean jackets to black-tie events),
in private, Pierre et Gilles bring to mind courteous, sweet-natured elves consumed by their art. Indeed, their studio (which
doubles as living quarters) is an eccentric shrine to their make-believe world. Upstairs sits Gilles’s atelier—a delightful indoor
greenhouse—where a portrait of a blond Adonis with elaborate wings waits patiently for the fnal brushstrokes. Elsewhere,
makeshift sets refecting Indian and Sri Lankan infuences are scattered around a kitchen table, wooden chairs, and more
practical-looking furniture.
In the basement, the photo studio has been transformed with kitsch décor—a saccharine serenade of silver stars and
pink tulle—commemorating Koh Masaki, a famous Japanese porno star. “He’s beautiful,” says Gilles. Masaki is “100 per-
cent gay,” according to Pierre, as is a large percentage of their work. “We’ve never hidden being gay,” says Pierre. But as his
partner is quick to point out, “We’ve taken photographs of everyone and never placed ourselves in the gay ghetto.” Their
autoportrait salutes gay marriage, which has just become legal in France. “It’s actually our second time doing this,” notes
Pierre. “Because in 1993, we did a fake wedding which showed Gilles as a bride.” As ever, Pierre et Gilles remain ahead of
the game. Natasha Fraser-CavassoNi

vive les mariés, 2012

PhotograPhy Pierre et gilles

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On the set of Grey Gardens with Big Edie and Little Edie Beale.
Below from left: with the Rolling Stones for Gimme Shelter; on
the set of Salesman; at their New York ofce

albert and david maysles

This year Albert will be 87, and he still revels in his tale as if it happened last week. During
a break from teaching psychology at Boston University, he yearned for an adventure, so he
convinced Life magazine to lend him a camera and went to film mental hospitals in Russia.
The resulting work, Psychiatry in Russia, hooked the elder Maysles on the art of filmmaking.
Meanwhile the younger brother was finishing a tour of duty in the Korean War. Following
America’s finest documentary filmmakers, David’s service, each of them worked on individual projects (one of which included David’s
turn as an on-set assistant which led to Albert’s having a chance encounter with Marilyn
brothers Albert and David Maysles, have earned Monroe: “She was dressed in a towel. I could tell from the conversation that she was quite
intelligent,” he says). The fascination had set in.
the trust of everyone from Bible salesmen in “My brother did sound and I did the camera,” recalls Albert of their process. “He also super-
vised the editing. We had sufciently responsible roles and depended on each other. One of the
Boston to the Beatles to Muhammad Ali. Their best things that ever happened to me was having a brother that I could work with.”
Together they were among the first to pioneer non-narrative documentaries. The type
untouchable oeuvre lives on of exposure their approach generated might have made some subjects blanch, but the pure-
of-heart Maysles were never about ticket sales or hidden agendas. “I’m taken to think that
“The humanity is just what’s missing from flm today,” says Albert Maysles, one half of the making a documentary involves an act of friendship,” Albert says. “You become friends
power duo that has brought us some of the most compelling social documentaries of our time. through a mutual like for each other, and trust. And that happens almost right away. It
He is sitting at a wonderfully cluttered desk in his Harlem ofce, an unassuming three-story carries you all the way through. People become friends in the most intimate way because
building that sits quietly in the heart of the neighborhood. Just past the glorious Apollo and you really get to know them behind the scenes.” The lack of pretense in someone who is so
around the corner from a bevy of fast-fashion and food chains, the structure is a mulitcul- accomplished is striking.
tural center known as the Maysles Institute, which incorporates Maysles Films, the company Maysles Films continues to be a family business, with Albert’s four adult kids each
cofounded by Albert and his (now deceased) brother, David, in 1962. contributing to the company. Albert’s eyes twinkle at the prospect of new ideas. He’s got
All photos courtesy Maysles Films

Throughout their work, the Maysles have showcased humanity in a wide variety of styles a handful of films in the works, one that assembles years of footage from his traveling on
and forms, from Bible salesmen going door-to-door (Salesman, 1968) to Hell’s Angels attack- trains whereby he would home in on someone, learn their story, and film them getting off
ing and ultimately killing a man at a Rolling Stones concert (Gimme Shelter, 1970) to Jackie at their destination. Another features six-year-olds engaged in adorable tête-à-têtes. And
Kennedy Onassis’s cousins living in a state of decay (Grey Gardens, 1975). Fashion afcionados yet another is inspired by an album featuring ladies’ bums in brightly colored cutoff shorts
and professionals alike have bordered on obsession with the latter of these eforts. “Designers that hangs on the wall next to his desk. “Oh, that,” he says with a laugh. “I’m doing this
still come up to me to tell me it inspires them,” says Albert, who credits the flm’s authentic- crazy film in Central Park where, in the warmer seasons, I sit on a bench and film women’s
ity to a lack of agenda. “Big Edie and Little Edie were on their own. All that we were after was behinds as they go by. It’s amazing, the variety.”
who they really are. And that’s all they really wanted. It was enlightening.” Always inspired, indeed. sarah cristobal

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PhotograPhy JaSon Schmidt

Listen Up
No one has a better ear for
the esoteric than sound artist
Sabisha Friedberg, who
addresses levitation with turn-
of-the-century tunes
When Justin Luke of AVA (Audio Visual Arts) approached
me to do a show at his space in the East Village, I was very
enthused because it is one of the only galleries specifcally
dedicated to sound art. The dimensions of the space make it
a welcome challenge in terms of conceiving an appropriate
installation. One’s ideas have to be very concerted and con-
sidered, sublimating the elements to the essential. I think that
the most interesting venues in New York right now are these
kind of contained and focused environments. For this exhibi-
tion I am inspired by and have proposed the idea of levitation
as a conceptual framework. I address it through calculated fre-
quency interplay within the space and by way of a sound sculp-
ture, which I am developing into a series that demonstrates
acoustic hovering. In addition, I present visuals as adjunct to
the sound piece: invented schematics based on arcane sciences,
narrative drawings, and various self-penned texts. Outside are
speakers above, with which Justin makes music available subtly
to passersby on the street. I have a program list of music from
the late turn of the 19th century to early teens—a vibrant time
of sound and recording discoveries. As the inside exhibition
alludes to a lofty esotericism, I chose tunes for the exterior
that were specifcally brazen and profane. SabiSha Friedberg

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WoRk in pRogRess

Cabin Fever
Will Ryman challenges
capitalist notions in America
with a golden log cabin at the
Paul Kasmin Gallery
This photo was taken about three days after the founda-
tion structure of the cabin was completed at my studio in
Williamsburg, Brooklyn—a production image shot before the
next phase, in which the structure will be chromed. A reimag-
ining of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood cabin, the piece is my own
exploration of the arc of capitalism in the United States. The
interior, which is not shown here, is made up of the consumer,
industrial, and agricultural products that were instrumental
in growing the American economy. Here you see a structure
within a structure, which is what I think Jason [Schmidt] liked
about this shot. Will Ryman

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In love and war alike, sparks fy
when two strong wills collide.
Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno
Skin of Light, 2001
Two French artists with well-established solo practices, Pierre
When it comes to making Huyghe and Philippe Parreno joined forces in 1999 to carry
out a prescient, dreamlike project called No Ghost Just a Shell.
collaborative artworks, the Together they purchased the rights to an anime character
called Annlee and brought her to life in several videos. They
results can be just as explosive then signed her copyright over to a corporation founded in
her name, legally emancipating Annlee, while at the same
text kevin mcGarry time sentencing her to perpetual inexistence.

Marina Abramović & Ulay

Rest Energy, 1980 and Relation in Time, 1977
Before Marina Abramović was known as the grandmother of
performance art, she was birthing all kinds of groundbreaking
actions in the 1970s and ’80s with her longtime collaborator
Ulay. (They also share a birthday, diferent years.) Self-styled
as twins, they pushed the limits of their bodies and of their
unconditional trust for one another in their performances, Allora & Calzadilla
sharing breath to the point of near-asphyxiation, or holding Armed Freedom Lying on a Sunbed, 2011
opposite ends of a bow and arrow primed to pierce Abramović’s Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are based in Puerto
heart. The dramatic end to their work together came in 1988, Rico and are known for reworking materials of all kinds into
when each walked 1,555 miles down the Great Wall of China metaphors that illuminate new political and economic sys-
from either end—she from the sea, and he from the desert—to tems ushered in by globalization. They represented the United
meet in the middle and say good-bye. States at the 2011 Venice Biennale with an exhibition full of
memorably upended icons of American empiricism, including
an upside-down tank topped with an operable treadmill and a
charred-looking copy of the statue crowning the United States
Capitol Building, laid on its side in a lit tanning bed.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude Komar & Melamid

The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi, 1979 America’s Most Wanted, 1994
Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude Scrutineers of the power and perversity of national symbols,
Marie Denat, were born in Bulgaria and Morocco, respectively, Russian-born American artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander
on the very same day: June 13, 1935. From thousands of orange Melamid made art together for almost 40 years. However, it Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin
gates dropped into Central Park to several million square feet was in the mid-1990s that they seized mass attention with Local Dock, 2011
of hot pink fabric draped around the islands of Biscayne Bay, their “People’s Choice” series. Utilizing pre-Internet poll- Collaborators since their Y2K art school days at RISD, Lizzie
they are known for enlisting the massive resources of civic ing companies, the artists interpreted data culled from thou- Fitch and Ryan Trecartin not only make work together, they
bodies to realize their environmental artworks. Conceived in sands of respondents to determine the content, style, and often work inside each other’s projects. They weave in and out
1977, their magnum opus, The Mastaba, is now finally in pro- size of the “most wanted” and “most unwanted” paintings of of their respective practices and enlist many other artists to do
duction in Abu Dhabi. A flat-topped pyramid built of 410,000 11 countries, and painted them. China’s favorite would be an the same, at times coauthoring sculptures and environments,
oil barrels, it will be the duo’s only permanent sculpture—and, enormous blue landscape featuring an ox, a framed portrait, and at others using one (a video by Trecartin, for instance)
fittingly, the largest in the world. and a withered tree. as the container for another (a sculptural set made by Fitch).

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Emma Falls In Love

“Growing up on a flm set, the makeup ladies were like my surrogate mothers,” jokes Emma Watson,
who now as a proper adult is the face of Lancôme’s new In Love collection of colorful cosmetics.
Alexi Lubomirski for LANCÔME © 2013

Inspired by spring forals and Parisian romance, the line is flled with poppy hues for the eyes, Face-Of
cheeks, nails, and lips. Kohl liners come in cool shades of deepwater blue and jade crush, while the For their Spring 2013 collection, Viktor & Rolf took the Old Hollywood trope one step
neon translucent lip balms are among Watson’s favorites. “All four of the colors are really easy to further introducing two T-shirts of patched silk and leather, wrought in the visage of the
wear,” she says. “And since I’m very pale, I’m a big blusher girl. The nice thing is that you can era’s sloe-eyed vamps. The rest of the collection trod familiar fashion territory with its
wear it all over your face, almost like a powder, and it makes you look healthy!” Listen to the pro. silver gelatin 1940s glamour, recalling Hurrell portraits of Bacall and Crawford, but the
She knows of what she speaks. sarah cristobal Dutch design duo had us seeing double with these two looks, maintaining the quirk factor
the pair does so well. christopher barnard
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“in lovE” dEwy mist ($15, $26, $37, lancomE.com) EmbossEd t-shirt in patchEd silk and lEathEr (pricE upon rEquEst, viktor-rolf.com)

— Read all aBout It! — — eXHIBItIoNIStS —

Groovy Reads
Seventies nostalgia is a reoccurring theme in this spring’s
most notable books. ct

The Flamethrowers ($26, simonandschuster.com)

In Rachel Kushner’s ambitious follow-up to Telex From Cuba,
which was nominated for a National Book Award, a dreamy
young beauty named Reno fnds love on the fringes of the Soho
art scene with a rakish Italian tire heir. He promptly whisks
her of to Rome, and this being 1977, she joins a radical left-
wing terror group.

Speedboat ($14, nybooks.com)

The long-awaited reissue of New Yorker writer Renata Adler’s
1976 novel, about a journalist suspiciously like herself, is
here. It reads like early Didion, and flopped like the Velvet Shoe Obsession at the Museum at the Fashion Institute
Underground’s first LP: no one bought it at the time, but of Technology, now through April 13
everyone who did (like David Foster Wallace) wrote a book
of their own.

The Interestings ($28, riverhead.com)

Meg Wolitzer kicks of her buzzy tenth novel in 1974 at a sum-
mer camp for artsy kids, where a tight-knit group of camp-
ers is plotting world domination. The result is a Franzen-like
treatise on talent, fate, friendship, and the limits of all three.

Leroy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s

The Costifs Revisited ($15, taschen.com) 
In the late 1980s, Comme des Garçons designer Michael In the ’60s and ’70s—long before Saturday’s Surf Shop and
Costiff and his wife, Gerlinde, were “London’s Most trafc jams in Ditch Plains—there was LeRoy Grannis, a surfer
Glamorous Couple”—and kept the journals to prove it. since the ’30s, snapping away on his longboard. Previously only
This month, Louis Vuitton maestro Kim Jones gives them available in a pricey limited edition, this afordable hardcover
their proper due by showing the world their archives. gives his infuential images a full airing.
Michael & Gerlinde’s World is the first book on Jones’s new
imprint Slow Loris Publishing. cHRIStoPHeR teNNaNt American Dream Machine ($26, tinhouse.com)
The Los Angeles Review of Books senior fction editor Matthew
How did it feel to go through all your archives? Specktor ofers a heartbreaking and hilarious tale of a power- David Bowie and William S. Borroughs from
Michael Costiff It was rather exhilarating, actually. It was all mad talent agent and his troubled sons striking it rich in the David Bowie is, at the V&A Museum, March 23–July 28
shoved away and I never looked at it myself aside from occa- 1970s. Hollywood promises there will be blood, but it’s the
sionally digging through to fnd a particular photo. It gave me fake kind.
a reason to dive back in and to realize there had actually been
a point to hanging on to it all!
How did you frst connect with Kim?
MC We met a few years ago out and about, and it was at a din-
ner party one night that I mentioned that Gerlinde and I had
Zanotti Design courtesy Lynn Ban Photograph © The Museum at FIT; Photograph by Terry O’Neill Hand coloring by David Bowie, courtesy of The David Bowie

always kept diaries, so when he visited my a fat a few weeks

From left: Courtesy Slow Loris Publishing; courtesy NYBooks; courtesy Riverhead Books; courtesy Taschen; Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, and Giuseppe

later, I asked if he would like to see one. I was quite amazed by

his enthusiastic reaction as he pored over each page. Of course,
out came another diary, and it turned into a very late night!
What’s your favorite memory from that era?
MC I’m actually quite overwhelmed seeing our diaries in book
form. Each page contains a whole world of memories. The
images are so strong each new page makes you seem to forget
the ones before. There’s a lot in it.
How’s your working relationship with Rei Kawakubo?
MC I had a really hard couple of years after Gerlinde died so Mouvements de Femmes: Norman Parkinson by
Archive, 2012 Image © V&A Images; copyright Norman Parkinson Limited/courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive

suddenly in ’94. We had always been together, and I was very Roland Mouret at Bath in Fashion, April 13–21
lost. It was Rei who was my savior by fnding me and inviting
me to have a space in her Dover Street Market shop in London
and later Tokyo and Beijing. She is always very kind to me. She It’s Showtime
likes my history, my style, and most of all my taste. She pretty Style and museum mavens will have plenty to do this
much encourages me to do whatever I like. It’s good to be part spring as some of the globe’s most venerable institutions
of the Comme des Garçons family. I’m very lucky. kick off eclectic programs. In New York, The Museum
What was so special about Kinky Gerlinky? Were the at the Fashion Institute of Technology presents Shoe
parties really as fun as people say? Obsession (running now through April 13), an exhaustive
MC In all honesty, yes! Gerlinde and I never wanted to be club study of footwear from industry legends (like Manolo
promoters, but a friend persuaded us to have a party night in a Blahnik and Christian Louboutin) and vanguardists
West End club. We had just returned from Carnival in Rio, and (Nicholas Kirkwood and Pierre Hardy) alike—and why
London seemed horribly gray by comparison. The acid house it’s all Carrie Bradshaw’s fault. In the UK, The Victoria
scene was just starting with dress-down raves in warehouses and Albert Museum is partnering with Gucci to present
and we wanted somewhere we could dress up and have a laugh. David Bowie is (March 23–July 28). The museum sifted
Our friends told their friends and it just grew and grew, moving through the artist’s extensive (and heretofore untouched)
to bigger and bigger clubs. This was before e-mail and mobile archives, choosing 300 representative pieces, among
phones, remember. We did everything from our kitchen table! them costumes, photographs, and films that speak to
We had a huge guest list, of course, and quite a strict door his groundbreaking life’s work. And next month, Bath in
policy that was as much about attitude as it was about outfts. Fashion 2013 will show Mouvements de Femmes: Norman
Everyone was up for doing cabarets and catwalk competitions Parkinson by Roland Mouret (April 13–21). To coincide
and we really encouraged an anything-goes ethos. It was a riot. with the city’s annual weeklong fashion event, the British
Why aren’t there more parties like that today? designer curated a collection of the photographer’s most
MC Maybe there are! But in this digital information age, it’s popular images, along with some less well-known work,
difcult to keep things underground for long. I still have lots never publicly exhibited before. All to mark the photora-
of fun nights out, just a diferent kind of fun. pher’s centenary in high style. HBD, Parks! cB
Cuf Love
The runways for Spring were chock-full of brassy
wristwear, wrought in plexi and precious metals. Our favorites
range from Balenciaga’s romantic spirals and Saint Laurent’s
bohemian grill to Michael Kors’s bold brace in gold tone and
acetate. Vionnet’s rough hewn gem, meanwhile, borders on
supernatural. We’re happy to keep our hands to ourselves with
these trinkets to adorn them.

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become synonymous with the undisputed champ of global
luxury. But since 2001, when Marc Jacobs commissioned
Stephen Sprouse to design a grafti bag for Louis Vuitton,
the prints have appeared on sell-out accessories season after
season. For Spring, three internationally renowned grafti
artists selected by Jefrey Deitch have designed eye-catching
scarves in their own unique tags. AIKO (left), from New York
via Japan, who is known for her manga-style pop graphics,
used traditional kimono patterns, marine motifs, and a double
chain that represents wealth and well-being. From Brazil, twin
brothers known jointly as Os Gomeos (middle), incorporate
the LV monogram fower into their own sun and moon illus-
trations. And fnally, from Los Angeles, Retna (right), recalls
the scripts of the ancients in a more dreamy, whimsical pat-
tern. The three together are strikingly individual and provide
an exciting note of color to the wave of minimalism happening
on the Spring runways. cb

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select Louis Vuitton bOutIques And lOuIsvuIttOn.cOm)

Think Pink
Looking for a new scent? Spring fra-
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son with a blend of foral notes infused
with citrus. Take the time to stop and
smell. nicoLe catanese
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daVid BoWie The Thin White Duke is
sneaky. At a time when lots of people
were actively wondering where the
iconic singer had disappeared to, he
decided to surprise the planet by drop-
ping a new single—the lovely “Where

Are We Now?”—and announcing the
release of his first new album in well over a decade. Slated
for March, The Next Day pairs Bowie with longtime collabo-
rator-producer Tony Visconti on 14 tracks that are rumored
to hark back to Bowie’s Young Americans days. Regardless of
the vibe, a new Bowie album should thaw the hearts of any
music lovers feeling like they’ve just suffered through the
world’s longest winter.

dePeche Mode In a nice bit of synergy,

electro-pop godfathers Depeche Mode
will release their thirteenth studio
album in 2013. Recorded with Ben
Hillier and mixed by Flood (the man
Your favorite bands of yesteryear are returning this season with responsible for helping craft some of
the band’s biggest hits), the group’s
highly coveted reissues and even some new releases. Here’s a as-of-yet-untitled new album (its first in nearly four years)
promises to get back to the soul-meets-goth roots of 1993’s
look at some of 2013’s most welcome returns Songs of Faith and Devotion—which is surely music to the ears
of the Mode’s many faithfully devoted.
TexT T. cole rachel
Suede According to Suede’s eternally
foppish front man, Brett Anderson,
The BreederS Originally released in 1993—at a time when the band’s new album, Bloodsports,
alternative rock was growing bigger, darker, and frustratingly revisits some familiar territory. “It’s
dude-centric—the Breeders’ Last Splash emerged like a blast about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s
of scrappy fresh air. Boasting the hits “Do You Love Me Now?” about the endless carnal game of love,”
and “No Aloha,” as well as the ubiquitous mosh pit generator he says, thus making it pretty much
“Cannonball,” the album soundtracked a veritable summer of the same as every other great Suede record. One of the most
love for the Lollapalooza-loving generation. This year, Last unabashedly glammy bands in the history of British rock
Splash turns 20 years old (further evidence that Gen X is now music, Suede hasn’t released an album in 11 years. Given
officially long in the tooth), and to celebrate this milestone, the reaction to “Barriers”—the first song to emerge from
the band’s classic 1992–94 lineup—drummer Jim MacPherson, the new record—the time is apparently right for swooningly
bassist Josephine Wiggs, and indie-rock power twins Kim and romantic indie pop to come prancing back into the spotlight.
Kelley Deal—will hit the road to bring Splash back to the masses.
If that wasn’t enough to set the hearts of the aging alterna- Yeah Yeah YeahS On their fourth album,
tive nation aflutter, this April, venerable indie label 4AD will Mosquito, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs look
release LSXX—a deluxe twentieth-anniversary edition of the to bring back a little bit of the dirty
iconic record that will include a smattering of outtakes and glamour that made early efforts like
bonus material. 2003’s Fever to Tell such paragons of
The idea of revisiting Last Splash—a record considered by rock awesomeness. Promising “more
many to be as emblematic of the ’90s as Nirvana’s Nevermind—seems to engender nothing but good feelings on the part of moodier and tripped-out songs than
the Deal sisters, who remember the making of the album fondly. “I didn’t think ‘Divine Hammer’ was actually going to be you’ve ever heard from us,” Karen O and co. ditch the electro
on the album,” recalls Kim of one of the record’s most beloved songs. “Kelley and I had been playing versions of that song sheen of their previous album in favor of dusting off their
since the early ’80s. We needed another song, so we kept the parts we liked and threw away the stuf we didn’t, and it turned scuzz-rock roots. It remains to be seen if O can still conjure
out to be the second single, which I guess is a good thing!” the wild banshee bravado that she personified nearly a decade
ago, but a new YYY’s record might just be the shot in the arm
The Knife Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer might be the the music world needs right about now.
strangest sister-brother act in the history of showbiz…or at least
in the world of pop music. Recording as the Knife for well over a MY BloodY ValenTine At this point,
decade, the two have cultivated an aura of mystery about them- the appearance of a new My Bloody

Clockwise from top: Jimmy King, courtesy Iso/Columbia Records; Everett Collection; courtesy Murray
selves and their work that is both remarkable and, for lack of a Valentine album would be an event
Chalmers PR; Beomsik Shimbe Shim, courtesy Interscope Records/Universal Music;
better word, strange. Having eschewed most accepted tropes in nearly as momentous as photo-
pop music—a process that has involved performing in a variety graphic evidence of a rare Himalayan
of kabuki-esque costumes, a general refusal to do press or accept Sasquatch or verifiable proof of alien
courtesy Press Here Publicity; Martin Falck, courtesy MUTE Records;

awards, and essentially inventing their own style of heavily voco- life on other planets. Still, all signs
dered, haunted-house electronica—the Knife is, for all intents point to YES in regard to finally seeing the follow-up to My
and purposes, a peerless musical phenomenon. After pioneering Bloody Valentine’s 1991 classic, Loveless, sometime in the not-
a kind of art-infected sound with 2003’s Deep Cuts and 2006’s too-distant future. Last December, the band’s guitarist and
masterful Silent Shout, the duo appeared to have gone on perma- creative mastermind, Kevin Shields, revealed via Facebook
nent hiatus until, much to the glee of spooky-electronica lovers that the new album was finished and mastered. As of press
everywhere, they made a surprise announcement (via tweet) last time, the 22-year waiting game still continues…
December, saying: “Music can be so meaningless. We had to fnd
lust. We asked our friends and lovers to help us.” Phoenix It’s hard to believe that it’s
The result of said newfound lust—a long-awaited full-length been over four years since the release
album called Shaking the Habitual—presents a bold and requisitely freaky direction for the band. Inspired in large part by of Phoenix’s breakthrough album,
Olof’s experiences taking women’s studies classes during the pair’s long downtime, Habitual builds on the wily electro of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, back in
Silent Shout and pushes it in a variety of extreme new directions. Tracks like “Full of Fire” and “Without You My Life Would 2009. Fans of the band’s erudite pop
Be Boring” blend organic sounds with electronic noises that sound as if they are being summoned from demon-possessed stylings won’t have to wait much lon-
machines. By way of explanation, Olof writes, “We made up our own sound sources / used made up, home made instru- ger though, as its new album (the fifth
ments / played traditional instruments in non traditional ways / tried to fnd non traditional ways of creating traditional full-length one) will finally arrive this April. Recorded in Paris

sounds / we wanted to fnd a room where all sounds are just as odd, just as normal / where the border between normal over the past year, details have been kept tightly under wraps,

and strange is erased.” While it’s hard to say if the band succeeded in erasing the borders between strange and normal (the but the French quartet’s label promises something “revolu-

record veers triumphantly into the land the former), few contemporary artists are exploring the fringes as thoroughly as tionary”…presumably with a lovely Sofia Coppola–directed

these two, who’ve managed once again to draft a compelling vision of just what the future may sound like. video or two.















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Terrence Malick’s latest flm, To the Wonder, has a lush, pon-
derous quality to it not unlike that of a gauzy, albeit arresting,
fashion editorial. Free of dialogue save for a few voice-overs, it
is intense and undeniably radiant. The flm’s players—includ-
ing Ben Afeck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem—are
handsome and vulnerable. Its backdrops, from the sun-dap-
pled felds of rural Oklahoma to the chilly stone edifces dot-
From Bond girl to sci-fi siren, Olga Kurylenko is an actress for ting Paris, are achingly picturesque. But if Malick is selling
us on anything here, it’s his star, Olga Kurylenko. “He shoots
whom the sky is the limit. Now she’s tackling the role of a lovelorn with a very magic light,” she says.
The Ukrainian-born actress, 33, was scouted in Moscow
soul in Terrence Malick’s Oklahoma-based opus To the Wonder as a teen, subsequently moving to Paris, where she joined
mega modeling agency NEXT. Working successfully into her
late 20s, she fronted campaigns for Clarins, Sisley, and Kenzo
perfumes. Prior to making her flm debut as the lead in Diane
Bertrand’s erotically charged L’annulaire, Kurylenko appeared
on the covers of Vogue Italia and French Elle.
Getting physical has been par for the course for the former
model. She’s featured in action ficks like Centurion along-
side Michael Fassbender, and Luc Besson’s Hitman, her frst
English-speaking role. But her best-known screen persona
to date is that of Camille Montes, the murder-avenging scene
stealer in the 2008 Bond fick Quantum of Solace. In April,
Kurylenko stars with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman in the
big-budget sci-f thriller Oblivion. “Tom is a fascinating person,”
Kurylenko says of her costar. “He is one of the most generous
actors I have ever worked with, and he has more energy than
anyone I’ve ever met! I could watch him work all day long. I
learned so much from him.”
The same could be said for Malick. Praising the Oscar-
nominated flmmaker’s quirkiness, tenacity, and empathy,
Kurylenko considers him a master of the human psyche. This
quality comes in handy on the set of the romantic drama, where
Malick’s characters, including Kurylenko’s Marina, are troubled
souls. Falling in and out of love, they’re often lonely even in
each other’s company. “Terry portrays human problems,” she
explains. “He’s perceptive. He sees the problem and knows
where it comes from. I think he’s a very good psychologist.”
Kurylenko found herself physically drained on Malick’s
set. The role, which required her to dance, fght, and break
down, was emotionally exhausting. The experience took her
“to the darkest place, ever, out of all of my movies. I’ve never
been to such depths as in this one,” she says. “I scared myself,
you know what I mean?”
Malick, who also wrote To the Wonder, did not give his
actors a script or scenes to prep beforehand. Rehearsing was
impossible, since the writer-director only gave out pages just
prior to shooting. Kurylenko described the “read it and go”
process as both intimate and daunting. Her reactions, she
explained, were more those of a civilian responding suddenly
than of an actor inhabiting a studied role. At times Malick’s
confdence in his protagonist’s abilities foored her. “You know,
I always think about where I come from. And this guy who’s so
amazing and whom I admire, he just trusted me. He believed
in me,” she says, her voice betraying a sense of awe. “It turned
my life into a fairy tale.” Sarah FoneS

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job,” says the model. “But on my frst day of castings—I had six—I booked every job and worked
for those clients for a month straight. I started to discover another world.”
Those frst bookings brought more jobs, a collection of which soon developed into a rather
intimidating career including stints as the face of Armani, the spokesperson for Fiat, and in a
move that attracted more than a few male followers, several appearances in Sports Illustrated’s
famed swimsuit issue.
Now, more than 12 years later, Marlon is modeling for the likes of David Yurman (shot by
Romanian-born beauty Catrinel Marlon is a natural Sebastian Faena) and quietly expanding her performance repertoire with a stealth move toward
cinema. “A year ago I was having a really hard time and was on the verge of quitting the busi-
athlete with the stamina for success. From Italian ness,” she says. “Then a friend convinced me to try out for a part in a short Italian flm.” She
got it and was hooked, going on to play a series of roles that she describes as “always dramatic,
art-house flms to Armani campaigns, she is running and very surreal,” including Italian art-house flms like La città ideale.
When it comes to commanding the stage, it’s clear that Marlon is a natural. This image was taken
away from the competition by brand and advertising guru David Lipman, who is clearly enchanted by her subtle charms. “Cat
and I went away for 12 days this past September,” he says. “We were pushing ourselves as an art
Growing up in rural Romania, 27-year-old model Catrinel Marlon always assumed she would endeavor. This picture, taken in Romania, represents deep meaning for both of us. I asked Cat to
follow in the footsteps of her family. Her parents were both professional athletes (mom was a go deep inside herself and fnd the emotional pain and sufering she was feeling at that moment.”  
Nadia Comaneci–trained gymnast, while dad was a national track-and-feld star with a knack With her endless opportunities, Marlon is ready for what lies ahead, whatever it may be. “I’m
for 400-meter hurdles), and she began training in gymnastics and sprinting at a young age. “I going to try to do both—act and model—until the day when I want to give up,” she says. “Then I’ll pick
started when I was four, and for years it was my life,” recalls Marlon. Everything changed when an island, go there, and open a bar on the beach. What more could you want from life?” Ashley simpson
she was spotted on the streets of her hometown, Iasi, in 2001, in a chance encounter that led
to work in Greece, New York, and Milan. “When I was sent to New York, my agent told me not Catrinel marlon in romania, september 2012
to be afraid—that New York is really hard, that girls get stuck for months and don’t get a single photogrAphy dAvid lipmAn


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“I loved my underground dance collaborations,” she says when asked why this album marked
such a departure from the music genre that helped launch her into the limelight. “They loved
me and accepted me and let me do music when I didn’t think I was going to. But I’m not a pro-
ducer. I wasn’t making beats. I wanted to take those infuences and create a more classic sound.
I wanted to make something that could be played in clubs but could also be played to my mum.”
“My friend and I used to do a DJ thing, actually,” she adds, perhaps hoping to tactfully explain
where her musical interests really lie. “We were called Yentl and the Gentile, and I used to wear
DJ turned chart-topping singer (and self-
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a Barbra Streisand T-shirt. I was Yentl and she was the Gentile. It was so camp! We used to play
Wedding Singer–style sets, with lots of party songs. We’d go from Chaka to Prince to Gwen McCrae.”
proclaimed worrier) Jessie Ware is rising through Luckily, the Invisible’s Dave Okumu was as impressed by Ware’s voice as he was apprecia-
tive of her taste in music: the front man turned producer approached her with the beginnings
the ranks—and soon will even learn to enjoy it of the album’s title track, “Devotion,” shortly after meeting her manager at a barbecue. “We
instantly just fell madly in love with one another, as friends,” Ware gushes. “He’s really helped
For “Running,” her frst solo video, singer Jessie Ware took a Method-like approach to prepa- me, nurtured me, and mentored me while I’m trying to become an artist. I think he’s actually
rations. “I wanted to be like, Bang! I’m not a backing singer anymore,” she explains. “This is supernatural. He’s a wonder.”
my song, and I’m going to own it! I watched loads of Whitney Houston clips the night before. Even with Okumu’s reassurance, nerves plague the songstress, she admits. “I think it’s a
I wanted it to be over-the-top. I wanted to behave like a pop star.” Jewish thing. I’m so neurotic—I’m like Larry David. I’ve gotten to a position where all these
Of course what ended up happening was more adorably drunken than diva. “I had a whiskey people are helping me, and I don’t want to let them down. And really, deep down, I know there’s
before we shot, and on the second take I fell down the stairs,” she laughs, reaching under the nothing to worry about. Maybe now I’m in a position to start thinking about how I want to run
table to reveal a sizable scar on her right foot. “There was blood everywhere!” my career, and how I want my music to afect people…”
Whether or not she behaves like a pop star, Ware is fast gaining the following of one. A few Gesturing emphatically toward her heart, she concludes, “I guess I just want to know that
hours after this interview, her frst U.K. tour—which was sold out—will conclude with a per- people feel something, you know?” Zac BayLy
formance at Electric Brixton. She mentions the venue is just down the road from where we’re
seated, in Ritzy Cinema’s bar, and then points down another street, exclaiming, “I live just Jessie Ware in brighton, england, november 2012
down there!” The hometown performance will round out a stellar year for the artist, which saw PhotoGRaPhy daVId huGheS FaShIon mIcheLe RaFFeRty
the release of her frst album, Devotion, and its nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize. left: top VeRSace
While Ware frst gained attention for her sultry vocals on dubstep track “Nervous,” which she right: Jacket J BRand shirt GueSS
recorded with SBTRKT, she confesses that Devotion owes more to the infuence of soulful art-
ists such as Lauryn Hill and Sade than to London’s underground dance scene. devotion is available on april 2 from cherrytree/interscope

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Isabel and Ruben Toledo

Designer and Artist-Illustrator

“The best part of working together is our tennis match of creativity that never stops,” says Ruben Toledo. Their match-point
union, honed over a span of 30-plus years, has produced a museum-worthy archive of thought-provoking garments, fantastical
fashion illustrations, and enough books to fll a library. It is a symbiotic relationship that at its core is pure love.

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These immensely talented twosomes have the power to shape the mood
of a season with a single silhouette. Our closets would be lost without them

Calvin Klein Collection

Italo Zucchelli, Men’s Creative Director, and Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director

Asked to explain the best part of working in tandem with Francisco Costa at such a prestigious brand, Italo Zucchelli, ever
the passionate Italian, answers with his usual enthusiasm. “It’s being able to create something new within the codes that
Calvin created a long time ago,” he says. “To put our stamp on it, and add a more contemporary edge to that vision.” His friend,
the Brazilian-born Costa, is equally excitable when it comes to his trade. “My favorite collection is always the next one I’m
working on…I love designing and try never to look back.”
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Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Creative Directors

Having long-established a reputation as the curators of cool in New York, Tokyo, and London, college buds turned Opening
Ceremony shop owners took over as the creative directors of Kenzo in the Fall of 2011. “That frst collection for Kenzo holds
a special place in our hearts,” says Lim. “It was a moment of realization that we were actually full participants in the world of
Paris fashion.” The well-received debut, a mash of Japanese streetwear blended with Parisian panache, has fared well for the
friends from UC Berkeley and certainly for the LVMH-backed brand. Their pied piper personalities dovetail perfectly with
the label-loving hipster they tend to attract.
Proenza Schouler
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Founders and Creative Directors

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough exude a boyish charm that can’t be beat. Their rise from Parsons students whose thesis
collection landed on the racks at Barneys to the heads of a multimillion dollar company was meteroic, and their youthful style feels
paramount to their continued success. “It’s always nice to have a partner in this process,” says Hernandez. “To have the opinion
of someone you respect—it is never a solitary process.” Financial  viability (uptown fagship, requisite It Bag, etc.) and homerun
collections every season give credence to the trope that it takes two, no matter how grounded and amiable they are individually.
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Laura and Kate Mulleavy, Founders and Creative Directors

Launched in the Spring of 2005 to much fanfare, the Rodarte label has always thrived of the synchronicity of this sister act.
Their highly conceptualized collections are mind-blowingly creative, sparked by a wide swath of references ranging from
Japanese manga to the California redwoods (stationed near their hometown of Pasadena) to slasher flms and most recently
medieval times. With wide-eyed enthusiasm for all things pop culture, the pair can never fully satisfy their curiosity. The
secret to their success? “We understand each other without even having to fully communicate,” says Laura. “In many ways
we work as one person.”
Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative Directors

Describing a collection as pretty these days can come of as pejorative. Enter Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of
Valentino, who since 2008 have redefned womenswear in their stunningly delicate collections. (Just look at their most recent
haute couture show to see how exquisite exquisite can be.) The conversation between them is one of propriety and subversion,
lightness and dark, all in the glamorous context of their founding father, Valentino Garavani. “Working as a duo allows us to
have a multifaceted vision thanks to the creativity and angle which each of us brings,” says Maria Grazia. “Our frst couture, the
black collection, our frst show with Rockstuds, our frst menswear, and our last couture show were defnitely great collabora-
tive projects,” says Piccioli, listing his favorites. “But for me too, the best is always yet to come.” Pretty, make way for beautiful. 
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When Rihanna and Kate Moss are in the same room, their cosmic connection
is of the charts. Mario Testino turns up the heat on these fearless females in a saucy,
hypersexualized photo shoot that has already attracted international buzz

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ast November, my phone was cha-chaing across the table with
unnerving frequency. What was the dilemma? Family drama? Saucy
gossip? The vibrations, I discovered, were a direct result of the
countless music and fashion blogs erupting over the images that you
see here. Hacked from an insider’s computer, the saucy pairing of Rihanna
and Kate Moss engaged in S&M-esque poses melted everyone’s brains and even
Rihanna’s Instagram account. “I posted them because I was so excited,” she
revealed during our interview, adding that she deleted them when she realized
it was the result of hackers. “I was so bummed because I thought they were so
sick. It goes to show how badly people wanted this cover. I guess it was as big
a deal to them as it was to me!” We received requests from all over the world
for the rights to reproduce the pics, but weren’t ready to give them up or the
story behind them, until now.

The truth is that someone unexpected is to thank for this blessed pairing of fash-
ion’s and music’s favorite bad girls: Kate Moss’s young daughter, Lila Grace. “I was
a fan,” recalls the model of the pop star, “but what really started it was my daugh-
ter and her friends running round the house singing all the words to her songs.”
So when Moss cohosted the 2009 Met Gala with Marc Jacobs and found herself
sitting next to Rihanna, she did what any mother would do and whipped out her
phone and sheepishly asked for a picture together. “I was, like, Are you fucking
kidding me?” remembers Rihanna. “I was so starstruck. I’m not going to lie.”
When Moss explained that the photo was for her kid, Rihanna was even more
gobsmacked. “I didn’t know she had a child, and she still looks like this? So there’s
hope for people who want babies and still want to be sexy,” she laughs. Moss
remembers Rihanna that night too—“those amazing eyes”—and got her shot for
Lila. Rihanna took a picture of them on her phone too, which she still proudly
shows of today. Both women have made entirely their own choices, and done a terrifc job at
The two bumped into each other again last February at another fabulous fête: keeping writers for high-fashion glossies and down and dirty tabloids extremely
Stella McCartney’s presentation for a one-of dress collection, held at an old busy. They have been bold, beautiful, and unapologetic. They are, put bluntly, our
London church. Stationed at diferent tables, models and dancers had secretly culture’s favorite badass bitches. Though when I ask Moss if she would call herself
learned a choreographed number, which turned into a surprise fash mob that a bad bitch, she shuts me down: “That’s not very English, darling.” Rihanna, not
included Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, and Yasmin Le Bon perched on dinner surprisingly, was a little more into the classifcation. “That is true!” she cheers.
chairs and vogueing to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” That should have been “I know for sure I’m a control freak. I am defnitely in control. That’s the kind of
enough excitement for the fashion-heavy crowd, but an equally thrilling collusion woman I am.”
was developing nearby. The chemistry between Kate, in a body-hugging cutout Moss is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to the media, and though she
minidress, and Rihanna, sporting a long bias-cut slip dress, was brewing. loosened up a little to grant a few interviews last year, in conjunction with the
Mario Testino had a front-row seat to their girlish antics, and when the photog- publication of her eponymous book, she remains mum today on the topics of
rapher asked Rihanna when they could schedule a shoot, Moss was keen to par- tabloids. Rihanna’s personal life has always been part of the public domain. “But
ticipate. “Kate overheard us talking and she said, ‘I want to do it with you!’ Again, I don’t read it anymore,” she says, adding that all the opinions coming at her via
I was like, Are you fucking kidding me?” says Rihanna with a laugh. “I was dying the Internet and her active social-media streams can sometimes overwhelm
on the inside. All my fantasies were coming true all at once: Mario, V, Kate Moss. her. “I already have too many voices in my head right now! I don’t have room
I was like, This is an amazing threesome!” (On the subject of that night, Moss for that other stuff. If I let that other stuff in, it’ll take the space of productive
is a little more cryptic. “I can’t remember what we talked about,” she says, then shit, and that isn’t good.” Has she ever posted anything on the Internet that she
with those trademark wide-set eyes dancing, adds, “It was a really good night.”) wanted to take down, or tried to correct a rumor? “It wouldn’t make a difference.
Moss—famously discovered at 14 by a modeling agent at New York’s JFK Airport There’s nothing we can do about that. There will always be them, and there will
and then revolutionizing the concept of high fashion and beauty—and Rihanna— always be me.”
the Barbadian babe turned pop sensation and nonstop hit machine—might not at The two love fashion as much as fashion loves them. How does Rihanna describe
frst seem a likely pairing. One is the queen of London cool, the other a hip-hop her personal style? “It’s an expression of my mood. I’m more of a spontaneous
fantasy. But it turns out the two have more in common than fashion-icon status: girl. I fnd myself drawn to the things that come together at the last minute. I hate
meager beginnings, careers that started in the trenches of industries only the when a look looks over-thought. I hate when fashion looks too contrived. I just
toughest can survive, and climbing to the absolute tops of their felds amid both throw myself in the closet and see what happens.” When asked who her favorite
cultish worship and criticism. designers are, Rihanna cites Tom Ford and Michael Kors. “Tom Ford is just pure
sex,” she explains. “Only the baddest bitch can wear that. And he knows how to
tailor things to women to make them look so desirable. Michael Kors is just easy
fashion that works for any age group. A girl can look sexy in the same dress when
she is 20 as when she is 50. He is timeless.”
Asked what designer inspires her now, Moss ofers only one: “Hedi [Slimane]’s
new collection for Saint Laurent. Obviously. Living for…”
On the set of the shoot, these bad girls kept it playful. “That was hilarious,” Moss
says, her nose scrunching up like a feline vixen. Afterward, they’re still gushing
about each other. “She is just an awesome, cool little rock star,” Rihanna says
of Moss. The concept of playing with each other using masculine and feminine
identities evolved organically, she says, and then, naturally, at the end, they got
naked. “And that was the best shot,” Rihanna laughs. “Take her top of and put
that bitch in my lap!”
So the obvious question: would they get topless with each other again? Kate’s
response: “In a heartbeat.” Rihanna: “That depends on the terms,” she laughs.
“But I’m sure Kate knows them.”
It’s impossible to do it all on your own. These fve power couples take each
other to the next level. Through love, hard work, and
sheer determination, they continue to grow. And we grow with them

Photo assistants Pavel Woznicki and Janneke de Jong Stylist assistant Hayley Pisaturo Set design assistant adam Santucci Location MetroDaylight Studio

Makeup for Yoko Ono Michiko Boorberg for YSL Beauty Grooming for Sean Lennon Kristin Gallegos for Laura Mercier (CLM)
Hair Wesley O’Meara for BanGStYLe (the Wall Group) Set design erin Swift (Kate Ryan Inc) Digital technician toto Cullen
Who or what inspires you these days?
YO Funny you should ask…I was just thinking that it’s getting to be inspiring to work with my son,
The unIversAlly Adored moTher And son
because he is so diferent from me in how he organizes things, and yet we talk the same language.


What do you admire most about your mom?
Sean Lennon I think her strength and resilience both creatively and physically. This is a woman
who survived Tokyo being bombed in WWII, heard the Emperor surrender on the radio, as well as
news of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She was disowned from her family for marrying the artist Tony
Cox. Then she meets my dad, and goes from being the reigning queen of the avant-garde in London,
Watching Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon interact, one gets the sense that while they are devout the toast of the town, to being scorned by so much of the world. Her career gets completely over-
pacifsts, their union is such that it’s them versus the world. Not in the sense of combat or anything shadowed. They move to New York, and my father is murdered while they are arm in arm. Since
remotely violent, but rather in an endearing, protective way. She whispers to him, he translates then she’s been running the business alone while raising a child, in an often-hostile world. I think
to a crowd. She dances while he sings. As special as it is, their bond goes beyond normal family her strength and resilience are remarkable and admirable.
ties; they are collaborators. Recently the pair has channeled their infuence to educate the public Does your relationship change when you’re working together?
on the dangers of fracking, even going so far as to perform an adorable ditty on the Jimmy Fallon SL Our interactions work best in the studio when things have a more professional tone. As
show called “Don’t Frack My Mother.” (Their website, artistsagainstfracking.com, has garnered soon as we slip into mother and son mode, arguments can quickly ensue. I try and keep the
the support of nearly 200 like-minded superstars including Lady Gaga, Questlove, and Susan personal stuf out of the workplace if I can manage it.
Sarandon.) Additionally, Yoko, a highly recognizable yet often undervalued artist, and Sean, a Do you love working together?
successful musician in his own right, are working on an album together, due out later this year. SL I do feel very lucky to be able to work with her. Many parent-child relationships dissolve into a
Two halves of a whole, mother and son were asked the same four questions about how they relate series of boring lunches and dinners, perhaps a few feeting holidays. We get to really make some-
to each other personally and professionally. sarah cristobal thing concrete, something we can hold onto years later and reexamine, something that will in fact
outlive us both.
What do you admire most about your son? Who or what inspires you these days?
Yoko Ono He does try to do his best in everything he does. SL I am almost always inspired. The world is a bountiful place, both beautiful and horrifc. If
Does your relationship change when you’re working together? I am ever uninspired it is my fault and certainly never the world’s.
YO Not really. We are always the same.
Do you love working together? Yoko ono and sean lennon in new York citY, januarY 2013
YO It’s getting better every time. PhotograPhy PhiliPPe Vogelenzang Fashion brandon Maxwell

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Yoko wears
Top and haT her own
sunglasses Thom Browne

sean wears
T-shirT Y-3
glasses and necklace his own
fashion’s favorite siblings

antoine and delphine arnault

Bernard Arnault’s acute business savvy and appreciation for luxury has certainly been passed on to his two eldest children,
Delphine, 37, and Antoine, 35, who have shared the scion’s appetite for hard work since dipping their toes into the family busi-
ness at an early age. Now this delightful brother-sister duo is continuing the Arnault legacy while honing their own professional
prowess. Today, Delphine is one of the senior execs at the House of Dior, and is credited, along with CEO Sidney Toledano, for
Raf Simons’s critically-acclaimed creative direction of the house. Antoine is in his third season as CEO at the much beloved
heritage brand Berluti. French and fabulous, the Arnaults are also utterly charming. We can’t wait to see how their sartorial
stories continue to unfold.

So tell us, how has it been to grow up with and then work with each other? [silence] Okay, who wants to go frst?
Makeup Violette for Dior (Management Artists) Hair John Nollet (B Agency) Photo assistants Olivier Saillant, Frederic David, Xavier Arias, Ben Sollich Stylist assistant Manuel Estevez

Antoine Arnault I will defer to the eldest here.

Delphine Arnault Ah, thank you. Antoine has been a part of my life since I was two years old. Now we work in diferent areas
of the group. He’s at Berluti, I’m at Dior. But we’re both on the board of LVMH. I don’t know a life without him.
Did you always get along?
AA No, we were constantly fghting, like most brothers and sisters.
DA We didn’t fght that often, did we?
AA But it was extremely constructive in terms of our relationship now. That’s what makes a good sibling relationship. We
found that we fought on the little things, but agreed on the important things. In my opinion, that’s what makes our strength
now. When we fght now, it’s on the little things. That’s normal, right?
Hair assistant Rudy Marmet (B Agency) Image direction Eric Pfrunder and Katherine Marre Retouching Ludovic d’Hardivillé Location Studio 7L

Now is your time to dish, any embarrassing childhood moments?

AA Coming back from the Bahamas once, I didn’t get a tan, so I tried to use a self-tanning cream. I didn’t know you had to put
it evenly all over, so I had these orange stains on my face. But hey, I was 15.
DA And it was the day of his class picture!
What about you Delphine, any embarrassing moments?
DA I had some pretty bad costumes at costume parties.
AA When she’d wear them to parties that weren’t costume parties.
DA I love Halloween in the States. What an amazing moment.
Delphine, Time magazine described you as “fashion obsessed.” Would you say that’s true?
DA Fashion obsessed? Yeah. My job is fashion. This is an extremely interesting industry. I get to meet young designers, a new
generation of creative people. Even within the design teams at our brands there are amazing people. We are always looking at
young talent. It’s the future.
If you weren’t working in fashion, what would you be doing?
DA Last week I was in L.A. and I went to visit Frank Gehry’s studio. I would want to work there. He’s a genius. But I’m not an
architect and I don’t live in L.A., so perhaps I’ll keep this job.
What about you Antoine?
AA I would defnitely be in advertising. I started my career in the advertising department of Vuitton, and it’s something I
always liked.
What are you doing with Berluti now?
AA This was a development I had in mind for a long time. There’s a strange gap in the men’s business where the super high-
end, classic man doesn’t know where to get his apparel. It’s either too fashion or too boring. But Berluti will fll that gap. It’s
not avant-garde menswear, where you’ll fnd bold prints or asymmetrical collars or things like that. Berluti is a beautiful suit,
a beautiful coat, a beautiful pair of jeans that you can wear for years.
DA And the craftsmanship is also fantastic. And the quality of the materials too.
See, big sister has your back.
AA We do overlap, and help each other quite often. From our discussions have come some of our best ideas.
So you don’t fght about business, only about family.
DA No, we don’t fght. I don’t know why he says that.
AA See, we’re fghting now.

antoine and delphine arnault in paris, january 2013

PhotograPhy karl lagerfeld
fashion and text derek blasberg
antione wears clothes berluti
delphine wears clothes dior
Calvin Klein. I was working with the Ballet and living in Germany, and when they would have
an idea we would collar on a photo shoot or something. This has now gone on for a long time. I
iconic image-making couple have known them for about 20 years, but we have been kicking ass together for easily about 10.
For me, one of the greatest gifts I’ve been able to receive is that I have had the pleasure of

inez and vinoodh

working with William Forsythe, Mick Jagger, and Inez and Vinoodh. I really do see it like that. I
always think of them as artists frst, and I really respond to them, being an artist myself. I’m just
amazed by their work and their curiosity, and all of the questions they pose as photographers.
I always get excited working with Inez and Vinoodh because it’s like a very bizarre pas de trois.
I’m trying to communicate between both of them and the model and myself. I almost feel like
When it comes to describing the synergistic magic of Inez and Vinoodh’s process behind the a live translator! I have to fgure out what Vinoodh is looking at, what Inez is seeing, and what
camera, the photographers prefer to turn to their close friend and collaborator, famed dancer they’re both thinking. And we never really talk about our collaboration much before we’re there.
Makeup Tom Pecheux (Home Agency) Hair Christiaan

Stephen Galloway. The former principal dancer for the Ballet Frankfurt—and movement director It’s all incredibly organic. I can’t liken working with them to anything else, except a masterful pas
for none other than Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones for 15 years—is one of the few individuals de trois. It’s about the rhythm, this furious kind of breath and excitement, and it’s never boring.
who often gets to insert himself into the duo’s creative process. Here, in his own words, he tells It’s a crazy dance macabre situation, also because they’re both so smart about everything. Every
of the rhythm and rewards of working with two of fashion’s most original artists. patrik sandberg photograph we take is often more than what it seems to be, because they make such incredible
references to everything from dance to fne art to commercial art, and even to flm.
Inez and Vinoodh would often come and see my performances in Frankfurt, with the William One example is when we did their last Gucci campaign. It was 16 images of 16 diferent models,
Forsythe Company, because we used to have a residence in Amsterdam and one in Paris—we and each model was wearing the same thing in each image. We would reposition them in the
were basically traveling all over and our path would cross theirs. I didn’t know them, but they same outft, and it ran over a period of six months. When they told me, I thought, How are we
came to see the company. I went to an exhibition of theirs in Holland. This was at the very begin- ever going to pull this of? Won’t people be tired of looking at all these girls in the same outft in
ning of their careers—they hadn’t even shot that infamous Yohji campaign yet. We would see every ad? But when they completed it, it was genius. That is the greatest feeling. stephen gaLLOWaY
each other as often as we could, and we always talked about doing something together because
I knew they love movement and theater. But for diferent reasons the opportunity would never inez & vinOOdh in neW YOrk citY, june 2009
come about. Then one day Inez called me when they were doing their frst campaign with phOtOgraphY inez & vinOOdh
TC The album is going to be an app. It will also exist in CD and digital form, but the primary
experience will be as an application. It will be built around the tablet, but will have a mobile
megastar and mastermind version as well.
How do you think the business of pop music will evolve?

TROY caRTeR and ladY GaGa

TC This is the best time to be in the music industry. As sub-Saharan Africa and China go
completely mobile, you have people who’ve never had access to the music we offer all of a
sudden able to access it. I think we can reach a lot more people now. You’re going to see a
lot more friction points for independent artists disappear, but there will be more artists
than ever. You’ll have to look at making money through a different lens. Artists are going
With only three albums under her belt, Lady Gaga is already a household name. But unless to be giving away music in exchange for different things, like data or purchasing a ticket
you’re working in the businesses of music or social media, you might not be as familiar with or a piece of merchandise. There will be new ways to monetize music, but it may not be
Troy Carter, Gaga’s manager and the genius behind her media presence. V sat down to talk the music itself.
shop with the guy who helped Mother Monster get massive. patrik sandberg What is your most memorable experience of working with Gaga? Does anything par-
ticularly surreal stand out?
How did you originally meet and come to work with Lady Gaga? TC I think—and I can say this because it just happened recently—it was seeing her have a casual
Troy Carter We were introduced by Vincent Herbert, who was her executive producer at her conversation with the President about gay rights issues. When you think back to six years ago,
record label. You saw the energy when she walked in the room. She was very specifc about this girl from New York walking in with ripped-up stockings, and now she’s having conversa-
her vision, all of the music was there, and all she needed was someone to help her translate it tions with the President about serious issues—it’s a bit surreal.
to the rest of the world, which is where I came in. What is next for the Troy/Gaga think tank?
When did you frst realize the potential social media had to affect Gaga’s career? TC I have no idea! We could have never predicted we’d be where we are right now, so I have no
TC I think it developed because we were forced into it. We couldn’t get her record played on clue what the next fve years are going to look like, but I hope it gets even better.
the radio and we couldn’t get the video on TV. YouTube and blogs were our platforms in the
very beginning because the Internet was the only platform! lady gaga and troy carter at the inaugural ball in washington, d.c., january 2013
Is it true that Lady Gaga’s next record, ArtPop, will be released as an app? photography terry richardson
of the CFDA’s crackdown on designer knockofs. (For his hard work, he scooped up a CFDA
award from the council’s board of directors back in 2008.) Their partnership continued with
friends, philanthropists, innovators
launching Fashion’s Night Out (alongside Anna Wintour), promoting manufacturing in NYC,
and introducing a slew of initiatives to encourage growth and development in the industry, the

Mayor Michael BlooMBerg and

latest of which was rolled out in February of last year.
In return, DVF has lent her support to a number of Bloomberg’s causes. And where DVF
goes, the fashion set follows. Perhaps most notably there was the Diller-von Furstenberg

diane von FurstenBerg

Foundation’s $20 million donation to the High Line in 2011—the largest sum ever donated to
a New York City park. (Two previous donations from the Foundation to the park reportedly
totaled $15 million.) It’s no coincidence, then, that the High Line has become the home to
fashion gatherings, including a number of Calvin Klein fêtes, Tommy Hilfger’s Spring 2012
Special thanks Souri Kim, Grace Cha, Jordan Stein

menswear show, and Coach’s summer party last May. On a less celebratory note, DVF and the
CFDA (in partnership with Vogue) mobilized fashion’s hurricane relief eforts last November
The ongoing joke between Mayor Bloomberg and Diane von Furstenberg is that fashion is not in the aftermath of Sandy, raising $1.7 million to beneft the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New
his forte. (“I am a fashion designer’s nightmare,” he joked at a press conference in 2010. “He is York City and other organizations in the tristate area.
Photo assistant Stephanie Kessell

not a fashionista by any means. He is properly dressed,” she has told The New York Times.) But DVF’s reign as CFDA president doesn’t end until at least 2014, but Bloomberg’s time in
don’t be mistaken, the man values the industry. Since taking ofce in January 2002, he’s been a City Hall is coming to a close. We’re guessing he won’t be taking a runway bow when it comes
groundbreaking force in Manhattan’s fashion scene. And in 2006, when von Furstenberg became to the fashion realm, though—you can bet this power duo will continue to make moves. And
president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), the two of them teamed up to Mayor Bloomberg, for his part, will likely still be doing it in one of the same Paul Stuart suits
bring fashion (and politics) to a wider audience. and Brooks Brothers ties he’s been wearing since day one. Kristin tice studeman
Their friendship is powerful, indeed. It was Bloomberg who stepped in to help keep the
fashion shows at Bryant Park when the designers were being booted out and then advocated Mayor BlooMBerg and diane von furstenBerg in new york city, noveMBer 2012
for Lincoln Center to be the new home of NYFW. Alongside DVF, he’s also been an integral part PhotograPhy LincoLn PiLcher

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Inside the Other House of Style
Kung Fu Fashion Fresh Off the Runway
Supermodels Take TV by Storm
L.A.’s Burgeoning Music Scene
An Ode to Our Favorite Couples
The Sleekest Accessories of the Season
Plus the Best of Spring 2013 and Beyond!
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“One day in early December, Inez & Vinoodh invited 11 of their favorite girls
to their home to photograph them in the most coveted looks from
the Spring/Summer 2013 collections. The party starts right here...”

phOTOgraphy Inez & VInOODh faShIOn carlyne cerf De DuDzeele

architecture and design by simrel achenbach of descience laboratories
additional furnishings by sachs lindores

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Briefs Agent ProvocAteur
shoes MAnolo BlAhnik
Eniko Mihalik wEars
Top and skirT NiNa Ricci
shoEs MaNolo BlahNik
daria strokous wears
dress Dior
shoes Manolo Blahnik
SaSkia de brauw wearS
Clothing Saint Laurent by hedi SLimane
ShoeS manoLo bLahnik
jessica miller wears
Dress Valentino
Kati nescher wears
Dress Gucci
martha hunt wears
Clothing and shoes Prada
LouLou robert wears
Dress Marc Jacobs
khadija wears
dress and shoes AlAÏA
bette franke wears
top and skirt Miu Miu
doutzen kroes wears
dress and boots Versace
miranda kerr wears
dress and shoes Louis Vuitton

makeUP aaron de meY (arT ParTner)

hair James PeCis (d+V manaGemenT)
modeLs saskia de BraUw, BeTTe Franke, doUTZen kroes,
kaTi nesCher (dna), marTha hUnT, miranda kerr,
JessiCa miLLer, LoULoU roBerT (imG), khadiJa (neXT),
eniko mihaLik, daria sTrokoUs (women)
Edita and Bianca wEar
clothing Prada

Sung Jin wEarS

clothing (throughout) hiS own

all BEltS (throughout) Sung Jin’S own

The eye travels East as top designers tackle kimono cuts

with incredible ingenuity. Mario Testino captures their
creations in action, and though each look easily stands
on its own, it does take two to Tae Kwon Do

phoTography Mario TEsTino

fashion sarajanE hoarE
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Liu Wen Wears
Dress Gucci
Edita wEars
Coat Fendi
BriEfs wolFord
Edita wEars
Coat and pants Etro

Liu wEn wEars

top and pants Max Mara
Bianca wears
Jacket Miu Miu
Briefs wolford
Edita wEars
drEss Saint Laurent by Hedi SLimane
Liu Wen Wears
Dress AlexAnder WAng
Edita wEars
Clothing and ChokEr
Givenchy by RiccaRdo Tisci
Bianca wears
Dress Anthony VAccArello
Bianca wears
clothing Prada
Liu Wen Wears
CLothing and sandaLs CÉline

edita Wears
CLothing BalenCiaga By niColas ghesquiÈre

to see a video of this shoot go to vmagazine.Com

makeup vaL garLand (streeters)

hair sam mcknight (premier)
modeLs edita viLkeviCiute (dna), BianCa BaLti (img),
Liu Wen (mariLyn), sung Jin park (WiLheLmina)
Manicure Trish LoMax (PreMier)
DigiTaL Technician chrisTian hogsTeDT (r&D)
PhoTo assisTanTs BenjaMin TieTge, ToMo inenaga, ansgar soLLMan
sTyLisT assisTanTs eMiLy Mazur anD eMiLy aTTriLL
MakeuP assisTanT Veronica MarTinez
hair assisTanTs cynDia harVey, eaMon hughes, Marc raMos
TaiLor PauL sTroTTon
ProDucTion gawain rainey, aLice FerranTe, jack hoyLanD (10-4 inc.)
ViDeograPher BaLThazar kLarwein
reTouching r&D
equiPMenT renTaL unique LighTing
LocaTion sPring sTuDios, LonDon
caTering kaTeThecook
sPeciaL Thanks ohTa anD jkae BuDokwai
Bathed in a soft, cold LCD glow, supermodels Naomi Campbell and Lindsey Wixson ofer a high
dose of fashion reality in the season’s kickiest sportswear. Tune in, zone out...but whatever you do,
don’t touch that dial

phoTography seBasTiaN faeNa fashioN juLia voN Boehm

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Lindsey wears
Jacket and Jeans Just Cavalli
earrings Melinda Maria
Bandana styList’s own
Naomi wears
Top aNd jewelry
Balenciaga By nicolas ghesquiÈre
shorTs J Brand
BelT sTylisT’s owN
Naomi wears
swimsuit Michael Kors
riNg (bottom) Melinda Maria
riNg (top) cBd By charlotte Bjorlin delia
Lindsey wears
Top and briefs Rochas
earrings Melinda MaRia
Chain MinoR obsessions by Finn jewelRy
neCkLaCe and bandana sTyLisT’s own
Manicure Cassandra Lamar FOR M.A.C (ARTISTS BY NEXT) Digital Technicians Denis Vlasov and Michele Cipriani Light Design Chris Bisagni
Photo Assistants Carlos Ruiz and Alberto Maria Colombo Stylist Assistants Allison Bornstein, Clare Joan Byrne, Zoe Beltrano
Production Helena Martel Retouching Smooch NYC Equipment Rental [TREC] Location Hotel Pennsylvania, New York Special Thanks Samuel Nuñez

Chain MiNor oBsessioNs BY FiNN JeweLrY

neCkLaCe and beLt styList’s own
swimsuit DKNY Pants BLK DNM
Lindsey wears
Makeup for Naomi Renee Garnes FOR BOBBI BROWN (Artists by Next) Makeup for Lindsey Justine Purdue (Tim Howard)
Hair For Naomi Cim Mahoney (The Wall Group) Hair For Lindsey Marcelino for Orlo Salon (L’Atelier NYC)
Models Naomi Campbell and Lindsey Wixson (Marilyn NY)
When it comes to glamorous girls in killer collections, the works of famed fashion
illustrator Antonio Lopez instantly spring to mind. Being a twin never felt so IN


Ralph Lauren Collection
Hanne Gaby wears
Jacket, pants, baG
Ralph lauRen COlleCTIOn
Hat phIlIp TReaCy
fraGrance Chanel

cora wears swimsuit Chanel
Hat VintaGe baG Ralph lauRen COlleCTIOn
bracelet alexIs BITTaR sandals TOm FORd
Bette wears
skirt Chloé
COrset la Perla
sCarf New York ViNtage
sunglasses Dita
Bag hermès
JewelrY rePossi
shOes Bottega VeNeta

Burberry Prorsum
COnstanCe wears
tOP anD skirt BurBerrY Prorsum
rOBe la Perla
JewelrY rePossi
Armani Giorgio
Hanne gaby WearS Armani
top emporio ArmAni marie WearS
pantS GiorGio ArmAni Jacket and pantS GiorGio ArmAni
Hat AmeriCAn AppArel Hat rAlph lAuren ColleCTion
clutcH AmAndA peArl clutcH emporio ArmAni
earringS Alexis BiTTAr earringS and belt (Worn aS
bracelet eddie BorGo necklace) eddie BorGo
Michael Kors
Bette wears
sweater and sKIrt MiChael Kors
Flower M&s sChMalberg

ConstanCe wears
top Céline
shorts MiChael Kors
Flowers M&s sChMalberg
Christopher Kane Hugo Boss
BRA EREs ShIRt EqUipmEnt
Valentino Roberto Cavalli
cLothiNG valeNtiNo JAckEt, ShiRt, pANtS RobeRto Cavalli
coAt teRRa New YoRk
Diane von Furstenberg
ConstanCe wears
top Diane von Furstenberg
Briefs Prism
ClutCh ruthie Davis
JewelrY alexis bittar
shoes manolo blahnik

Sonia Rykiel
Cora wears
Jumpsuit sonia rykiel
top Prism
earrings alexis bittar
Preen by
Thornton Bregazzi
DRESS Preen by ThornTon bregazzi
FuR J. Mendel
BAg (HER RIgHT) ValenTino
BAg (HER LEFT) Kenzo
NECkLACES alexis biTTar

CLOTHINg gucci
FuR J. Mendel
CLuTCH boss hugo boss
NECkLACES alexis biTTar
Calvin Klein Collection
JACkET CaLvin KLein CoLLeCtion
BODySuiT Le Sang BLeu
BRiEfS La perLa
BElT Saint Laurent BY HeDi SLiMane
RiNGS Cartier

Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane

DRESS AND hAT Saint Laurent BY HeDi SLiMane
BODySuiT KiKi De MontparnaSSe
GlOvES CaroLina aMato
NECklACE Cartier
SHiRT new York Vintage
SuNGlASSES mercura nYc
GlovES carolina amato
FloWER m&S SchmalBerg

GlovES new York Vintage
FloWER m&S SchmalBerg
Proenza Schouler Miu Miu
JAckET And SkIRT Proenza Schouler cOAT Miu Miu
BRA le Sang Bleu SLIp KiKi de MontParnaSSe
LIpSTIck chanel BAg delvaux
catherine WearS
ShirtS and pantS Uniqlo
ScarveS new York Vintage
earringS alexis Bittar

LiU Wen WearS
bra and Shirt (arOUnd WaiSt) gUess
dreSS Uniqlo
tightS Berkshire hosierY
gLOveS gaspar gloVes
ScarveS new York Vintage
earringS alexis Bittar
Tommy Hilfger
catherine WearS
Jacket and pantS Tommy Hilfiger
Shirt ralpH lauren ColleCTion
turban Jennifer BeHr
FloWer m&S SCHmalBerg

Dolce & Gabbana

liu Wen WearS
top and brieFS DolCe & gaBBana
turban Jennifer BeHr
earringS JaCk VarTanian
FloWerS m&S SCHmalBerg
Bottega Veneta
DRESS Bottega Veneta
BRA eres
GlovES LaCrasia gLoVes
ScARf new York Vintage

Bottega Veneta
DRESS Bottega Veneta
BRA eres
GlovES LaCrasia gLoVes
ScARf new York Vintage
Salvatore Ferragamo
coAt Salvatore Ferragamo
HAt New York viNtage
BAg Delvaux

Manicure Gina edwards (Kate ryan inc.)

diGital technician Myles BlanKenship
prop stylist whitney hellesen
photo assistants Matthew hawKes
and Myles BlanKenship stylist assistants
carrie weidner, Fleur hooGeveen,
ali Kornhauser MaKeup assistants lisa caMpos
and Katie roBinson hair assistant sean MiKel
Manicurist assistant yuKo tsuchihashi
production ashley herson For
ten twenty eiGht production
production assistant colin lytton
printinG arc laB ltd. retouchinG BlanK diGital
castinG pierGiorGio del Moro (streeters)
location root [BrooKlyn]
caterinG Monterone
special thanKs vervet MonKeys
provided By the evolution store

Salvatore Ferragamo
coAt Salvatore Ferragamo
HAt And StolE New York viNtage

MAkEup MAud lAcEppE uSing nARS coSMEticS (StREEtERS)

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Musician/Artist, Aquarius

Current mood: Checked in Current soundtrack: The The, “This Is the Day” What are your most dueling characteristics?
My indiference to accepting love and my total obsessive love for indiferent people Do you have any idols? Bobby Gillespie and
Alan McGee What do you despise? Self-imposed cages What’s your favorite recent memory? Driving cross country on Route
66 in my little black convertible. Visiting Elvis’s grave. Having Leatherface paranoia in an abandoned Southern Baptist church at
3 am. Getting lost in a labyrinth in West Virginia and making it to New York just in time to bathe in confetti on New Year’s Eve
What would you attempt that you’ve never tried? Making money

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As much a harbor for artists as a hallowed destination for would-be megastars,
Los Angeles today is all about fusion. No wonder the new generation of underground
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Geneva Jacuzzi
Entertainer/Enigma, Leo (Cancer cusp)

Current mood: Forlorn Current soundtrack: Ariel Pink Rosenberg, my on-and-of boyfriend What are your most dueling characteristics?
I’m a horrible lover and I cheat. I make music but I’m late for parties. I don’t believe in duality and I am a pathological liar. Sweet and sour How
do you defne style? A bare ass, stripped of personality. Feminine products What do you despise? Rehab Describe what you’re working on
currently. New plays and new music. “Mark of the Bongo Human Street Trash,” “Into the Demi-Diagonal Incinerating Cunt of the Encephalitic
Troll Child,” “Bethelehem-Diaphram Dream Clown,” hence substituted for “The Platypus of Homosexual Romance,” “One Night Stains” Do you
have any premonitions for the future? More mouse and cat cartoons

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Alice Glass
Cult Icon/Singer, Crystal Castles, Virgo

Current mood: None Current soundtrack: Darkthrone “Under a Funeral Moon” Do you
have any idols? Allison Wolf, Joan Jett, Lesley Gore, Gangsta Boo What do you despise?
Sexism, misogyny, homophobia, racists, windows that have been sealed shut What is your
favorite thing about L.A.? Jupiter Keys from the band HEALTH What is your favorite
recent memory? Waking up this morning and going back to sleep Describe what you’re
working on currently. I’m on tour for our third record, (III)

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Actually Huizenga
Pop Star/Director, Virgo

Current mood: Drunk Current soundtrack: Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover What are your most dueling characteristics? I’m directing people to take advantage of me.
I’m in charge of everything and yet my image is about being a submissive pop angel. What do you despise? I’d like to be funny here, but truthfully, sexual discrimination. What
is your favorite thing about L.A.? Rosedale Cemetery, founded in 1884. It’s one of my favorite cemeteries because it has pyramid-shaped crypts. I also love Jumbo’s Clown Room
and Cheetahs, which are strip clubs. One day I want to have enough money to shower the strippers with at least 50 bucks at a time, with the fanning dollar method. What makes
you proud? Selfshly I will say the album that I self-released, Actually by Actually, and all my videos. My art is my life and it will always fll me with the greatest pain and pleasure.
Describe what you’re working on currently. VIKING ANGEL, my next album and short flm. The project will push the purity within me in order to get closer to the darkness of evil.

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Mercedes Kilmer
Actress/Civil Servant, Scorpio

Current mood: Exhausted Current soundtrack: Flamin Groovies’ Rockfeld Sessions What are your most dueling characteristics? Probably chaos and order
Do you have any idols? Bette Davis What do you despise? It’s difcult to think of anything I could despise out of context. Maybe wasted time What is your favorite
thing about L.A.? The freeway as an American symbol, one of connection and isolation equally. I love this city so much it is difcult to pick one thing, that is about as
structurally encompassing as I can get without saying the county land plot itself. What would you attempt that you’ve never tried? Kiss the Pope

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Performance Artist/Entity, Capricorn

Current mood: Calm Current soundtrack: Stretch 2 by Arca and Desert Strike by Fatima Al Qadiri
What are your most dueling characteristics? Human and machine Do you have any idols?
My friends, people brave enough to be themselves What is your favorite thing about L.A.?
Taco Zone, my official Los Angeles diet Describe what you’re working on currently.
Astral projection Do you have any premonitions for the future? The matrix. The future is
the knowledge of our creation and existence now

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Whether siblings, best friends, collaborators, or couples, these
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Vladimir & Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Art World Dealer/Curator and Fashion All-Star

Considering their sensational genes, it is not surprising that

Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld have already established them-
selves as leaders in their own unique ways. “Growing up in a creative
atmosphere, we tried to fnd our place in that world,” said Vladimir,
30, who has deftly navigated his career as an art dealer and curator
by spearheading the trend of pop-up galleries in industrial spaces
in New York, Paris, Milan, and London. It is that type of innova-
tive thinking that has become the siblings’ collective calling card.
According to Julia, they were taught never to follow trends and
to always think for themselves. Embodying the French je ne sais
quoi spirit with ease, the elder sister—after being trained by the
design frm Baron and Baron, the photographer Craig McDean, and
Visionaire—now serves as an art director for fashion houses such
as Max Mara, Miu Miu, and Altuzarra. “I truly believe that if you
carry yourself with confdence, and feel good about yourself, you
can look good in anything,” she says. And she would know. Sporting
immaculate style, both Vlad and Julia can often be seen with a trail
of photographers following in their wake. The French-born, New
York-based duo is constantly evolving; Vladimir has new exhibitions
planned in New York and Italy, and Julia is publishing a style guide
for mothers called Romy and the Bunnies, named after her young
daughter. Expect to see plenty more of them in the time to come.
To them, achievement is a way of life. KATE BRANCH

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Ruby & Lily Aldridge
Model Sisters

The Aldridge sisters were rather predisposed for fabulous- Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton, among others. “I’m definitely
ness. Children of an English artist-illustrator father and a more the free spirit,” she says with a smile. “Lily was brutally
gorgeous Playboy bunny mum (back in the ’70s, when the shy when we were kids, and I would talk to anyone. I live in
mag had cachet), the L.A.-born beauties are totally magnetic, the East Village and she lives in the West Village. That sums
with respect to one another and the world around them. “We it up completely.” But whenever they meet in the middle, it’s
share the same quirky, goofy sense of humor,” says Lily, 27, a beautiful reunion. CHRISTOPHER BARNARD
the elder sibling, by six years. “It’s very natural and silly
when we’re together, no matter how long we’ve been apart.” FROM LEFT: Ruby wEaRs suiT STEllA McCARTNEy
The Victoria’s Secret model, who is also a new mom, splits bRa PRADA shOEs CHRISTIAN lOuBOuTIN
her time between New York and Nashville, where she resides LiLy wEaRs suiT and shOEs lANvIN Ring hER Own
with her husband, Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill,
and their six-month-old daughter, Dixie. Ever boisterous, This sPREad: MakEuP kRisTin gaLLEgOs FOR LauRa MERciER (cLM)
Ruby has served as the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs and haiR wEsLEy O’MEaRa FOR bangsTyLE (ThE waLL gROuP)
can be seen stomping the runways of Alexander Wang, Marc Manicure casey HerMan for cHanel (Kate ryan inc)
Liberty Ross & Amanda Harlech
Glamorous Kindred Spirits

Asked when they first became friends, Liberty Ross and Amanda
Harlech both hesitate to specify a date. Their sisterlike synergy
is not remotely disingenuous, it’s just that for these kindred
spirits, their affinity feels timeless. They found each other in
the rough-and-tumble fashion industry, at the altar of its high
priest, Monsieur Lagerfeld. (And who wouldn’t be drawn together
while basking in the soft glow of Chanel?) “I feel as though I have
known Amanda forever, but perhaps that is just because I have
always felt so at ease around her and oddly connected to her,”
says Ross. “I suppose I got to really know her when I started
working with Karl, when I was 19. I am very lucky to have her
as a friend.” For her part, Harlech is equally effusive: “Liberty
is part of where I came from as much as where I’m going,” she
says. “Subtle, distilled like a perfume, she senses everything a
beat before I do. I love the wisdom in the reach of her laugh,
her canny all-seeing eye, her compassion and verve and dance.
I think the same things move us—we can share without saying

FROM LEFT: LibERTy wEaRs DREss anD shOE ALexAndeR WAng

aManDa wEaRs DREss CHAneL Ring hER Own
Tennessee Thomas & Alexa Chung
Music Mavens with a Flair for Fashion

Initially it was a shared love of rock and roll that brought Alexa
Chung and Tennessee Thomas together. They met some years ago,
when Chung was frst auditioning to be a presenter at MTV and
Thomas’s then band, The Like, was her inaugural interview. “And
I got the job,” says Chung of their serendipitous encounter. They
spent the subsequent years bonding during high-spirited evenings
out in London, and eventually discovered “how inseparable we
really are” after moving to New York a year and a half ago. “It was
a long distance relationship before then,” jokes Thomas. Chung is
now anchoring a new half-hour music show called Fuse News, but
her days are not complete without checking in with her favorite
Bunny (Thomas’s actual middle name). “We’re neighbors in the
East Village and there are a few cafés that are equidistant from
our apartments,” explains Thomas. “And when a day goes by and
we don’t see each other…” “It’s just weird,” says Chung as if on
cue, before adding, “Tennessee makes me laugh, because I think
we’ve both got the same pun-brain, and quite often we have to try
to beat each other to the same sentence.” SC

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Penn Badgley & Imogen Poots
Crooning Costars

The actors Imogen Poots and Penn Badgley met for the frst time says Poots, who also has a role in Terrence Malick’s upcoming
while flming Greetings from Tim Buckley, loosely based on the Knight of Cups. “I think of projects like boyfriends, in a bizarre
life of singer and guitarist Jef Buckley and slated to come out kind of way.” Badgley concurs: “Well, it is a relationship.” KB
later this year. Poots, a veteran of the indie-flm circuit, plays the
girlfriend of Badgley’s Jef. It’s a welcome change for the 26-year- penn wears Jacket 7 For All MAnKind
old Penn, whose contract with Gossip Girl ended earlier this Jeans G-StAr chain dAvid YurMAn
year. The flm marks a breakthrough not only career-wise, but imogen wears Jacket CAlvin Klein
personally too: “We both felt a huge change during the movie,” Jeans HudSon Bra viCtoriA’S SeCret
says Poots, 23, recalling the time they spent running around the
streets of New York with their director, Dan Algrant. “We were this spreaD:
sort of going through similar things, and we really grew to trust makeup anD grooming kristin gallegos for laura mercier (clm)
each other,” adds Badgley. The music-loving duo agrees that the hair wesley o’meara for Bangstyle (the wall group)
biggest takeaway from the flm so far has been each other. “It manicure (thomas anD chung) casey herman for chanel (kate ryan inc)
really highlighted the importance and beauty in your costar,” hair assistant remy lane moore
Devonté Hynes & Solange Knowles
(Rhythm and) Soul Mates

Interviewed separately, friends and collaborators Solange a diverse audience of listeners who’d been desperate for sexy,
Knowles and Devonté “Dev” Hynes still manage to fnish each fun, emotionally authentic R&B. “I trust her,” Dev says, simply.
other’s sentences. “We met a few years ago. I was producing “So, yeah, it works! It’s always really, really smooth.”
Theophilus London and she came in to record,” Dev begins, For her part, Solange is content to continue working with
and Solange rounds out the anecdote, in perfect harmony: “I Hynes, whose vision she values so wholeheartedly that she gave
remember hearing the track, and the music evolved so efort- him an unexpected lead cocredit on the record. “Collaborating
lessly. The chemistry was extremely magical, and I think when- is extremely difcult,” she explains. “It can leave you in such
ever you fll that energy and space, there is something so mag- a vulnerable place to actually open up and share these ideas.
netic about it.” You can feel so extremely terrifed, and embarrassed almost.
Soon after they met, Dev was cowriting songs with a crew Everything is very seamless, and we’ve never encountered any
of diferent musicians for Solange’s new record, a follow-up to negative emotions—so it’s been really awesome.” PATRIK SANDBERG
2008’s doo-wop-infected Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams.
Solange found his impulses so spot-on that she decided to Dev wears shirt AlExANDER WANG Pants MIchAEl KoRS
make him a critical part of her evolving sound. “We were in socks FAlKE shoes chRISTIAN louBouTIN hat anD watch his own
Santa Barbara with our buddies, and then she just asked me solange wears toP BAlENcIAGA By NIcolAS GhESquIÈRE
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a chance she took.”
And it was one that paid of. The duo’s True EP, released this MakeuP anD grooMing regina harris (nars cosMetics) hair nikki nelMs
past winter, earned accolades from critics and instantly garnered MANICURE MAkI SAkAMoto foR ChANEl (kAtE RyAN INC)
Zosia Mamet & Jemima Kirke
Girls Will Be Girls

Sitting down with the 20-something actresses Jemima Kirke and

Zosia Mamet, who play cousins Jessa and Shoshanna on the award-
winning HBO show Girls, feels a bit like stepping onto a live audi-
ence taping of creator Lena Dunham’s set. The funny banter, the
comedic timing, the strikingly open conversation—it’s not just act-
ing! “We improv so much on the show, there are endless hours of
us just being ridiculous,” says Mamet, recalling their frst working
scene together, in which Jessa is unpacking her bohemian life in
Shoshanna’s sterile Sex and the City–inspired apartment. “We had
so much fun,” echoes Kirke, who just gave birth to her second child.
“I just want more scenes with Zosia—even if it means she’s dressed
up in a monkey suit.” (Thinking that’s not a half-bad idea, Kirke
texts Dunham immediately.) Ofscreen they are closer than their
characters—getting dinner, shooting the shit, giving each other tat-
toos…“Zosia likes the stick-and-poke, and I like to give them,” says
Kirke. They also scour real estate listings, on the of chance that
life imitates art and they end up cohabitating. “I’ll move in with my
husband and two children and Zosia,” says Kirke. “And the dog that
I desperately want…on the Lower East Side,” adds Mamet. “That’s
a spin-of if I’ve ever heard one.” Dunham, take note. KB

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Jasmine Tookes & Tobias Sorensen
Pretty Young Things

Anyone who has been surfng Tumblr lately will be happy to know
that yes, those endearing photos of the American-born stunner
Jasmine Tookes, 22, and Danish darling Tobias Sorensen, 25, mean
that they are indeed dating. Much like their blossoming careers,
their young love is flled with good fortune. She is a Victoria’s Secret
model who was catapulted into the fashion world after being pho-
tographed by Bruce Weber for Abercrombie & Fitch at the age of
14, and he has recently been featured in major campaigns opposite
Dree Hemmingway and Lara Stone. Though Tookes’s thread of
ancestry runs through Europe, Africa, Brazil, and the West Indies,
her hometown is Huntington Beach, California, where Sorensen,
who hails from Copenhagen, is always welcome. “He gets along so
easily with my mom and my grandparents and my little sister. So,
I like that,” she says. Each half of the duo swears the other is the
goofall in the relationship, and they are keen to work together,
both on and of set. “We have a charity we are working on,” says
Sorensen, unwilling to divulge more of the matter. Leave it to these
two gorgeous people to always leave you wanting more. KB

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Jenna Lyons & Courtney Crangi
Passionate Professionals

To see Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi interact is akin brother Philip Crangi’s hipster-chic jewelry line, returns the
to watching two teenagers in love. During their first public sentiment: “I think the most amazing about Jenna, although
photo shoot together they are giddy with knowing smiles there are many amazing things about her, is really her grace
and stolen kisses. And they’ve certainly earned their right under pressure,” she says. “She’s just incredibly gracious at
to be happy. The New York Times recently anointed Lyons— all times.” SC
who serves as the president of J.Crew, where she has worked
for the past 22 years—as “the woman who dresses America,” from left: jenna wears shirt J. Crew jewelry her own
and that type of press does not come without a fair amount Courtney wears shirt rag & Bone braCelet (top) gileS & Brother
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