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50 Unforgettable Photographs From W Journal’s Half Century of Fashion

It’s exhausting to consider, however this 12 months marks W’s fiftieth anniversary. After I was rising up, W was my favourite journal—I used to be obsessive about its mixture of vogue and tradition, and the way in which it flaunted a rebellious perspective. In 2019, after I turned the publication’s editor in chief, the very first thing I did was run to the workplace library and scour the archives. The earliest points have been broadsheets printed on newsprint that tracked the comings and goings of the social swans who have been an obsession for W’s founder, John B. Fairchild. In a while, the format modified to the oversize shiny you see on newsstands at present, and vogue turned W’s focus. In time, Hollywood, artwork, and design have been added to the combination. This October, we’re releasing a e-book with Rizzoli titled Fifty Years, Fifty Tales. Edited on my own and our government editor Armand Limnander, it’s a compendium of images and narratives that signify the very best of W’s historical past. After engaged on it for months, we felt a have to do one thing comparable for our particular anniversary problem, however reasonably than make all of the alternatives ourselves, we requested contributors, collaborators and previous editors to share with us their favourite pictures from the pages of W. Former vogue director Joe Zee selected the enduring Winona Ryder cowl wherein she wore a FREE WINONA T-shirt, completely encapsulating a second in time. Tilda Swinton, a longtime W muse paid tribute to a fantastic shot of her in Mexico by her buddy Tim Walker. Personally, I used to be extremely flattered when Miuccia Prada selected a 2019 image of Frank Ocean carrying a colourful windbreaker—it was my first cowl as editor in chief and can all the time be extremely significant for me. Under, they’re joined by a bunch of buddies of W in a glance again on the journal’s half a century of unforgettable visible moments. —Sara Moonves, Editor in Chief

Emma Stone, February 2019

Photographed by Yorgos Lanthimos; styled by Sara Moonves.

“This was my first time correctly capturing images with Yorgos Lanthimos. We’re very comfy with one another, and he let me select my canine, and it’s my favourite shoot I’ve ever executed. I hope the canine really feel the identical manner.” —Emma Stone, Actor

Naomi Campbell, February 2022

Photographed by Rafael Pavarotti; styled by Ibrahim Kamara.

“We actually wished this shoot to be nearly Naomi Campbell. She is a timeless magnificence, and it was nice to drag again and let it’s all about her.” —Ibrahim Kamara, Stylist

Shalom Harlow & Amber Valletta, September 1995

Photographed by Craig McDean; styled by Michel Botbol.

“This image tells a narrative concerning the ’90s: The style is Tom Ford’s first assortment for Gucci; the fashions, Amber Valletta and Shalom Harlow, have been finest buddies. This was my first story for W, and the thought was to go on a street journey following within the footsteps of writers like Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, stopping in any respect their haunts all through San Francisco. I used to be studying quite a lot of beatnik poetry on the time and wished to seize a free-spirited feeling, a time and a spot that we are able to all draw inspiration from.” —Craig McDean, Photographer

Photographed by Michael Thompson; styled by Joe Zee.

“I really like this picture as a result of I wish to be her…. She would have been going to Studio 54 that night—my dream!”—Kate Moss, Supermodel

Photographed by Michael Thompson; styled by Joe Zee.

“We have been capturing Winona Ryder shortly after her shoplifting cost, and I assumed, Might we put her in that free Winona T-shirt? It was so standard. The style division was skeptical (it’s a T-shirt!), and the bookings division was skeptical (she is going to by no means put on it!), however I stated, ‘Let’s ask.’ We referred to as a tiny novelty store in Los Angeles and had packing containers and packing containers of the tees shipped, in each potential coloration and measurement. In the long run, Winona was a dream. She liked the danger of doing one thing totally different, and she or he liked the image. It’s one among my favourite covers to today.” —Joe Zee, Trend Commentator, Journalist, and Producer; Trend Director at W, 1995–2005

Frank Ocean, September 2019

Photographed by Tim Walker; styled by Sara Moonves.

“I keep in mind pondering this image of Frank Ocean was going to be a kind of pictures that stick with you. It simply appeared like the proper reflection of the instances.” —Miuccia Prada, Designer

“The Children Are All Proper,” September 2021

Photographed by Jeff Henrikson; styled by Brian Molloy.

“This was the primary time we designed a kids’s line, and we liked exploring the youngsters’ playful power and creating a group the place their personalities might shine via.” —Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, Designers of The Row

Kristen McMenamy, December 2013

Photographed by Tim Walker; styled by Jacob Ok.

“The mixture of Kristen McMenamy and Tim Walker is so highly effective; the picture is so good…simply as a lot at present because it was when I first noticed it. Heaven.” —Marc Jacobs, Designer

Photographed by Jack Davison; styled by Legislation Roach.

“What amazes me about this shoot is that it was directed by Denis Villeneuve…whose film Dune principally impressed my complete spring 2022 couture assortment. Anytime you see your work on a canopy, it’s a complete thrill, and more often than not a complete shock. However this cowl, starring Zendaya, the muse of Dune, and thereby the muse of our complete couture assortment, felt like some type of cosmic couture future.” —Daniel Roseberry, Inventive Director of Schiaparelli

Photographed by Martine Syms; styled by Storm Pablo.

What was it like working with Unhealthy Bunny? He’s playful, fucking beautiful, all the way down to be femme, masc, emotional, and goofy. He was up for something, an utter skilled, and funky as shit. The shoot was a dream. It was the Grammys weekend. He received large and wore a sunflower as an adjunct. We raged all weekend, hit all of the afterparties. No, I’m mendacity—I want.

What does W imply to you? I’ve been studying W since I used to be 5. I might seize it whereas my mother and father shopped at Ralphs. I blame W for my costly style. —Martine Syms, Artist

Gwyneth Paltrow, June 2004

Photographed by Michael Thompson; styled by Alex White.

What was it prefer to be posing for W’s cowl whenever you have been pregnant for the primary time? I felt just a little susceptible. At the moment, there have been nonetheless puritanical concepts about displaying a pregnant physique. Thank god Rihanna has lastly buried that, hopefully ceaselessly.

Do you keep in mind the way you felt when this problem first hit newsstands? I genuinely was just a little embarrassed, given what I simply talked about. There was some dismay about W displaying me pregnant on the duvet.

How do you’re feeling about this picture at present? I simply adore it! I really like the {photograph} and love that I used to be incubating my little Apple. One of many advantages of being within the public eye, which will be advanced, is that so lots of my chapters have been documented visually. —Gwyneth Paltrow, Actor and Entrepreneur

Lynn Wyatt, September 1983

Photographed by Ken Vaughan.

“This image was taken within the yard of my outdated home in Houston. Being in W meant the entire world to me at the moment! It was essentially the most fabulous journal, as a result of it didn’t do the identical issues as all of the others. Everybody appeared for W, and when this got here out, all my buddies got here as much as me and commented on it. I assumed, If I can reside as much as this story, I’ll be pleased!” —Lynn Wyatt, Social Legend

“Final Exit to Brooklyn,” September 2010

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; styled by Alex White.

“This was a narrative of a girl who was lonely and dwelling in her personal fantasy world. She had no time or date in her seems, or on her thoughts.” —Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Photographers

Karl Lagerfeld, January 1990

Photographed by Dinh Thi Tien

“It’s all there in a single picture: a lot about what made Karl Karl. There’s the humor, after all, and the sense of absurdity that he liked—one of many world’s most elegant designers tucking right into a burger at McDonald’s. It additionally captures his appreciation of excessive/low. Karl hated something that was middlebrow, so there he’s carrying a black designer go well with, most likely Yohji Yamamoto, with a custom-made gown shirt from Hilditch & Key, slurping his Eating regimen Coke via a straw.” —William Middleton, Creator of Paradise Now: The Extraordinary Lifetime of Karl Lagerfeld, Out in February 2023; Paris Bureau Chief of W & WWD, 1995-1998

Jacqueline de Ribes and Gloria Guinness, November 1973

Photographed by Reginald Grey.

“I really like this photograph and the glamorous women I keep in mind seeing in W after I was rising up within the ’80s. They have been so devoted to vogue. It appeared like such a enjoyable time to be hanging out at Maxim’s in Paris in couture robes after the Battle of Versailles vogue present! Jacqueline de Ribes and Gloria Guinness knew the best way to do it!”—Sofia Coppola, Filmmaker

Cate Blanchett, September 2018

Photographed by Shirin Neshat.

“What at first might have appeared like a W mandate ‘to work with all feminine photographers’ was, in truth, a liberating, out-of-the-box launch. And the way simple it was to assemble. There have been scores of names: Shirin Neshat, Cass Fowl, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Alex Prager, Rineke Dijkstra, Jackie Nickerson, Viviane Sassen, Sharna Osborne, and Dominique Issermann have been simply the towering tip of the iceberg. The concepts have been loopy good and a pleasure to be a part of.” —Cate Blanchett, Actor; Visitor editor of the 2018 problem “The Feminine Gaze”

Pharrell Williams, February 2014

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; styled by Edward Enninful.

“I keep in mind not understanding what the image would appear to be within the journal, however I ended up actually liking it. I actually loved working with Mert & Marcus, they usually positively captured a particular second in time and in my life.” —Pharrell Williams, Musician

Kim Kardashian, November 2010

Photographed by Mark Seliger; make-up by Gucci Westman.

“Creating a piece for the duvet of W was a terrific alternative. It allowed for a visible consideration of images, phrases, the physique, gender, narcissism, and voyeurism that I knew would attain a big viewers. That made sense, as a result of on this time of digital virality, the attain of social media, streaming, and even old-school TV is so large. And Kim Kardashian and her household, together with billions of different ‘influencers,’ completely rule by way of visibility and income streams.” —Barbara Kruger, Artist

“Gen W,” October 2012

Photographed by Tom Munro; styled by Giovanna Battaglia.

“This image was taken after we have been celebrating Proenza Schouler’s 10 years in enterprise. In it are ladies who, to today, we nonetheless contemplate a few of our greatest buddies: [back, from left] Olympia Scarry, Victoria Traina, Chloë Sevigny, Lauren Santo Domingo, Jen Brill, Julia Nobis, Vanessa Traina; [front, seated] Meghan Collison, Liya Kebede. Each one among them represents a component of the model. They impressed us then, they usually nonetheless do, nearly 10 years later.” —Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Designers and Cofounders of Proenza Schouler

W’s In & Out, January 15-22, 1982

“Begun early throughout W’s broadsheet days, the In & Out franchise was by turns liked, loathed, and feared. The checklist coated the whole lot—individuals, locations, politics, meals, ideologies—with alternatives starting from reasoned to random to crazy: Barcelona, yay; the Côte d’Azur, nay. Pasta, out; fennel, ditto. W relished declaring gadgets out on the top of their reputation, be they Nouvelle Society’s large sleeves and ruffles or the cropped pants of the downtown set. In 1989, ‘carrying low-cost garments with costly ones’ was in, presaging vogue’s ongoing fascination with excessive/low. But individuals have been the core of In & Out. The 1988 version proclaimed that ‘Michael Jackson and the entire Jackson household, besides Janet’ have been out. Donald Trump? Most positively out. Like all long-running editorial options, this one finally ran its course. However even on the top of In & Out’s reputation, W was nothing if not self-aware. ‘Bear in mind,’ the journal admonished in 1988, ‘it’s out to take this checklist as gospel.’ ” —Bridget Foley, Trend Journalist; Author and Government Editor at W, 1989–2010

“The Daring & the Lovely,” March 2021

Photographed by Harley Weir; styled by Raphael Hirsch

“The inspiration for this shoot was the artist Chris Ofili’s ‘Afronude’ sequence. I used to be drawn to the seductive but fully pure nature of these work: Black our bodies as symbols of nature with out being objectified or sexualized. I’ve a starvation for a visible language that presents Blackness in a heightened state, a self-actualized state, a supernatural state of being. That’s what comes via in these pictures.” —Cyndia Harvey, Hairstylist

Raquel Zimmermann and Freja Beha, October 2009

Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh; styled by Alex White.

“This sequence was shot in two main artwork cities: New York and Paris. You could possibly say that it was us curating a gaggle present of our favourite artists by photographing Raquel Zimmermann and Freja Beha as an eccentric duo visiting museums and galleries, whereas clearly that includes the paintings in every shot.” —Inez & Vinoodh, Photographers

Guinevere van Seenus, August 2004

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; styled by Alex White.

“This portrait of the mannequin Guinevere van Seenus is from the primary shoot I collaborated on with photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. It’s a picture that illustrates a particular time for me: It was impressed and inspired by the gifted artistic director Dennis Freedman, who helped transplant me from London to New York in 1995.” —Alex White, Stylist; Editor at W, 1994–2011

Photographed by Harry Benson.

What’s it about this picture that resonates with you? It’s a reminder that Lee Radziwill might actually make something look stylish and chic. There was a simplicity to the way in which she dressed, however it was by no means boring—she all the time appeared like herself. She exuded confidence and was by no means flashy.

When do you keep in mind first changing into conscious of her as a method icon? I’ve all the time admired Lee, and my fall 2018 assortment was impressed by her extraordinary model and her e-book Blissful Instances. We have been launched by a mutual buddy about 15 years in the past, and I immediately liked her remarkably fast wit—she was the queen of one-liners. —Tory Burch, Designer

Raquel Zimmermann, July 2004

Photographed by David Sims; styled by Karl Templer.

“Raquel [Zimmermann] was fearless in entrance of the digicam.” —David Sims, Photographer

Adwoa Aboah and Rianne Van Rompaey, February 2018

Photographed by Luca Guadagnino; styled by Sara Moonves.

Inform us concerning the inspiration behind this picture. Did you’ve any specific visible references in thoughts? The idea was twins, and so we went full Diane Arbus!

What reminiscences stand out to you from the shoot itself? The fantastic thing about the California desert, the pleasure of working with the great Adwoa [Aboah] and Rianne [Van Rompaey]. The wind was a severe factor. Nonetheless, a vogue shoot is extra environment friendly and relaxed than a film! —Luca Guadagnino, Director

Kate Moss, September 1993

Photographed by Michael Thompson.

“Taking pictures my first cowl with Kate Moss was a dream come true. I keep in mind it was very natural. We weren’t excited about vogue, nearly Kate and the way lovely she was. I assumed the easiest way to convey her magnificence was to {photograph} her nude and with hardly any make-up. I simply let her be her and transfer in ways in which she felt comfy. She is going to all the time be one among my favourite fashions to {photograph}!” —Michael Thompson, Photographer

Christy Turlington, July 1997

Photographed by Michael Thompson; styled by Joe Zee.

Do you keep in mind the way you felt whenever you first noticed this photograph in W? I used to be so excited to see one thing that celebrated a return to glamour and power and unabashed luxurious. It was the alternative of the unhappy, dour second in vogue that was so prevalent within the ’90s and that I used to be by no means an enormous fan of.

Christy Turlington Burns has been a fixture in lots of your runway exhibits via the years. I used to be knocked out by Christy the primary time I met her, again within the ’80s, when she was a teen. She’s a real chameleon who can go from playful to elegant, from horny to sturdy, however she all the time shines via, which to me is the essence of an actual star. Moreover being such a outstanding magnificence, she’s a beautiful human being stuffed with compassion, kindness, and humor. —Michael Kors, Designer

“Tantrum Intimates,” November 2011

Photographed by Steven Meisel; styled by Edward Enninful.

“Steven Meisel had the good thought of making a sequence of pretend campaigns, like this one for a lingerie line that we referred to as Tantrum. The perfect half was that we interspersed the pictures with precise adverts within the journal, with none rationalization. It took a second for readers to determine that this was an inventive challenge and never commercials for a sequence of unusual new manufacturers that they’d by no means seen earlier than!” —Edward Enninful, Editor in Chief of British Vogue; Artistic and vogue director at W, 2011–2017

Emma Stone & Nicolas Ghesquière, February 2018

Photographed by Craig McDean; styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé.

“This was my first shoot with Emma Stone. We felt like we have been on a film set for some historic empire movie, so it was simple to get into character. It was the start of a real and artistic friendship.” —Nicolas Ghesquière, Inventive Director, Ladies’s Assortment at Louis Vuitton

Photographed by Steven Klein; styled by Edward Enninful.

“Not solely did every make-up change for this shoot take a minimal of two hours, however the spectacular ‘eye armor’ that Rihanna wore on the duvet took my staff and me six weeks to custom-make. It was actually a couture course of—trial and error, fittings, experimentations. It’s all the time a pleasure working with Edward Enninful; seeing our mutual imaginative and prescient come to life in such a spectacular method was a complete pleasure.” —Pat McGrath, Make-up Artist, Founding father of Pat McGrath Labs

“Cult Classics,” August 2016

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; styled by Edward Enninful.

What do you keep in mind concerning the planning course of for this shoot, based mostly on the thought of “vogue cults”? The sheer scale! I believe we had greater than 80 trunks of garments and 39 fashions. We have been attempting to spotlight the very best collections from the autumn 2016 season. It was Hedi Slimane’s ’80s-inspired farewell present at Saint Laurent, Alessandro Michele’s ethereal spirit at Gucci, and Prada’s ’50s-inspired brocade attire. The concept that every designer had their very own cult following gave rise to this shoot.

What’s it about this story that also resonates at present, in your eyes? Surprisingly sufficient, I believe this was a 12 months earlier than The Handmaid’s Story sequence got here out. I believe this picture actually speaks to the chaos of our present instances—screaming in scarlet, desirous to be heard! —Rickie De Sole, Ladies’s Trend and Editorial Director at Nordstrom; Trend Editor at W, 2015–2019

Gisele Bundchen, January 1999

Photographed by Michael Thompson; styled by Michel Botbol.

“I turned conscious of W within the ’90s, after I graduated from Central Saint Martins, in London. I’ve bought a specific fondness for this picture, as I consulted on this Gucci assortment, which was my first large vogue break. And on the time, I used to be working with Gisele so much, so this makes me fairly nostalgic.” —Katie Grand, Stylist; Editor in Chief and Artistic Director of Good Journal

Photographed by Steven Klein; styled by costume designer Michael Kaplan.

“Brad Pitt referred to as me whereas he was capturing Battle Membership and stated he wished to do a narrative with the garments from the movie as a result of they have been so nice. So I learn the e-book, by Chuck Palahniuk, after which invented my very own model of the story utilizing the wardrobe. Brad was simply wrapping the film after we collaborated on this. He was in peak form and in character—to make his character really feel extra actual, he even chipped his entrance tooth!” —Steven Klein, Photographer

Donatella Versace, Jennifer Lopez, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Chastain, and Kate Moss, March 2017

Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; styled by Edward Enninful.

“I keep in mind the sensation of standing amongst completed ladies, pondering, It’s not about what you put on, your age, or the way you look; it’s an perspective. It’s about the way you embrace your power as a girl and construct on it, make it glow from inside, and share it with the world. Ladies now are supporting each other increasingly, to be united and declare what’s theirs. Quite a bit has been executed, however there’s much more work for us to do.” —Donatella Versace, Designer

“Southbound,” February 2003

Photographed by Mario Sorrenti; styled by Joe McKenna.

“I all the time affiliate W with a sure sort of exoticism—after I was younger, rising up in England, it recommended an thought of New York and America to me that felt fascinating and seductive. This picture feels minimal but lush on the similar time—I suppose that’s what I search in my very own work now, and partially, that aspiration is because of my early encounters with W, trundling dwelling from college, attempting to work out what this factor was that I used to be taking a look at!” —Max Pearmain, Stylist

Jonathan Anderson, October 2014

Photographed by Willy Vanderperre; styled by Benjamin Bruno.

“One of many first issues we did after I joined Loewe was relocate our places of work to an residence block in Paris’s sixth arrondissement. This image was taken simply earlier than our debut males’s presentation in that house, earlier than it was even completed—it was nonetheless a development website. This was the primary time I’d been shot by Willy Vanderperre, and I keep in mind he very kindly despatched me a print of one of many portraits he’d executed that day. It was an thrilling time, and it was simply superb to have labored with him in that second, when the whole lot was new and simply starting.” —Jonathan Anderson, Designer

Photographed by Steven Klein; styled by Camilla Nickerson.

“I had simply signed a deal to create Tom Ford Magnificence, so this was a magnificence shoot. Sharpening one’s pores and skin and exfoliating is all the time essential. After all, this younger man already had terrific pores and skin, and this specific a part of him had no solar harm.” —Tom Ford, Designer

Photographed by Anwar Hussein.

W all the time celebrated individuals who liked vogue, however a cardinal sin was attempting too exhausting—or showing to. Therefore the annual roundup of Trend Victims. A dreaded point out on the checklist was an occupational hazard for even essentially the most admired model icons, together with Princess Caroline of Monaco and, right here, Princess Diana. Perhaps if Diana hadn’t meticulously matched her lipstick and blush to her pink flying saucer chapeau and candy-striped triple bowtie, she would have prevented her ignominious flip as a FV cowl woman.” —Christopher Bagley, Author and Photographer; Editor at W, 1997–2010

Guinevere van Seenus in “Niagara,” September 2004

Photographed by Craig McDean; styled by Alex White

“My first journal internship was at W within the ’90s, and it modified my life. I grew up in El Paso, Texas, the kid of immigrants, and the one vogue my mother uncovered me to was royalty in Hola! I notably liked this story as a result of Guinevere [van Seenus] has all the time had this quiet magnificence—by no means too skinny and all the time cool and edgy. Craig McDean shot her at Niagara Falls, and some months after this story got here out, in 2004, the tsunami hit Thailand, and Craig donated a print from it for a charity elevating cash for the survivors. I purchased it—and have had one among my favourite vogue moments at dwelling ever since.” —Karla Martinez de Salas, Head of Editorial Content material, Vogue Mexico & Latin America; Trend Market and Equipment Director at W, 2010–2015

Eniko Mihalik in “Transforming the ’70s,” March 2011

Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh; styled by Alex White

“This was from a very enjoyable story photographed by Inez & Vinoodh. We have been reimagining the ’70s via a forged of characters, so there was naturally just a little disco sleaze occurring. At Inez’s suggestion, we gave the mannequin Eniko Mihalik a type of wealthy male lounge lizard vibe. Maybe she was a homosexual gigolo. I used to be pondering of Egon von Furstenberg, so I painted on fairly an in depth mustache and did some fairly theatrical forehead and contouring work. Eniko/Egon got here to life in W, and also you couldn’t put the gigolo genie again within the bottle!” —Dick Web page, Make-up Artist

Duchess of Alba, January 2005

Photographed by Simon Watson.

“It took some doing to land an interview with the Duchess of Alba. She was, in spite of everything, essentially the most titled lady on the earth. Communications to and from her Madrid palace have been performed by mail. Following a monthslong correspondence together with her secretary, a letter on gentle blue stationery stamped with the Alba crest appeared on my desk one morning. ‘I shall be delighted to keep up an interview with the W journal,’ wrote the Duchess herself; she specified a date 4 months therefore on which I used to be to seem at Palacio de Liria, her residence, at 10 a.m. On the appointed day, I rose early, as did photographer Simon Watson. We set off with loads of time to spare—till visitors screeched to a halt, because of King Juan Carlos’s motorcade. After we lastly made it to Palacio de Liria, the secretary was outdoors, pacing furiously. “Tarde, tarde!” she berated us. We have been hurried via numerous rooms—a blur of Goya, Velázquez, El Greco—till we reached a dimly lit salon. When she materialized, La Duquesa resembled an apparition, together with her wild mane and a face contorted by copious cosmetic surgery. ‘I’m as I’m,’ she stated regally.” —James Reginato, Creator and Author at Massive for Self-importance Truthful; Options Editor and Director at W, 1991–2009

Photographed by Tim Walker; styled by Jacob Ok.

“We have been in Xilitla

In Mexico

Within the gardens of the surrealist Edward James

Taking pictures a dreamscape

This second of reverie

My eyes closed within the solar on the roof

Surrounded by flowers and arms in arms, birds singing, bees buzzing, captures that transport

It’s an image of pure happiness

And I can nonetheless style that glow after I take a look at it, that pleasure, that fantasy, that gratitude.” —Tilda Swinton, Actor

Inside Kim Jones’s Paris House, July 2019

Photographed by Walter Pfeiffer; styled by Julian Ganio

“Walter Pfeiffer took this {photograph} of a shelf in my dwelling crammed with photographs and issues I really like—buddies and heroes mixed! It was my first time working with him, and I used to be so pleased to fulfill such an ideal man in actual life. It was a second of change: I used to be leaving Vuitton after seven years and beginning at Dior…the seven-year cycle!” —Kim Jones, Inventive Director, Dior Males

Dolly Parton, October 2021

Photographed by Concord Korine; styled by Allia Alliata di Montereale.

“As we deliberate our 2021 Originals Challenge, everybody on W’s employees was in excellent settlement that there was nobody who embodied the theme higher than the legendary Dolly Parton. She has been photographed numerous instances, so we knew somebody surprising needed to shoot her for us. After I first spoke to the director and artist Concord Korine, he informed me he had grown up in Nashville and had all the time worshipped her. I knew it was a match made in heaven.” —Sara Moonves, Editor in Chief of W

Valentino’s Birthday Social gathering, Could 1978

Photographed by Harry Benson.

“In 1978, I made a decision to have this nice celebration for Valentino’s forty sixth birthday at Studio 54, in New York. I requested the illustrator Joe Eula to assist me arrange the celebration with a circus theme—and together with his normal enthusiasm, he stated sure. I used to be certain that the whole lot could be excellent, however, alas, upon arriving in New York, I spotted that Joe hadn’t executed something. He had solely three little drawings, with three clowns! I used to be determined, so I referred to as Steve Rubell—there have been two days to go earlier than the birthday. Steve created an actual circus inside Studio 54 with horses, clowns…it was an incredible transformation. And all of New York arrived carrying essentially the most unimaginable costumes. It was a unprecedented night and one that’s all the time in my coronary heart and Valentino’s. This image was taken in Valentino’s residence, proper earlier than we headed to the celebration.” —Giancarlo Giammetti, Accomplice at and Cofounder of Valentino

Maria Grazia Chiuri & Daughter Rachele Regini, April 2021

Photographed by Alice Rosati; hair and make-up by Laura Stucchi

“I like photographs that maintain reminiscences and feelings. My daughter, Rachele, and I’ve all the time been in shut dialogue and had very constructive discussions. Having her by my facet permits me to be in contact with what younger ladies assume, need, and battle with. This image speaks volumes about our symbiotic relationship, our variations, complicity, and mutual respect.” —Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of Dior

Photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth; styled by Sara Moonves.

“I often take images in full silence, however Lana [Del Rey] wished to have a little bit of music. So she put some nation music on her telephone, after which I put it in my pocket—so I had this humorous sound popping out of my pocket the entire time. She fully let go, and we had such an ideal shoot due to it. She was laughing like a 14-year-old woman. For a very long time, I type of prevented images of individuals smiling. I by no means thought I might have a canopy with somebody with an enormous grin on her face, however it simply labored. It felt so sincere. It was simply so joyous.” —Jamie Hawkesworth, Photographer

Trend Editorial, Late Nineties

Photographed by Mario Sorrenti; styled by Alex White.

“This was my first shoot for W. I used to be impressed by Francis Bacon’s work, which appeared photographic to me—the way in which he would blur movement. Bacon’s work felt similar to issues that I used to be experimenting with. Alex White, who was the style editor on this story, and I actually felt that we have been pushing some boundaries in vogue images.” —Mario Sorrenti, Photographer

Cindy Sherman, November 2017

Photographed by Cindy Sherman.

“This challenge was centered across the thought of ‘plandids,’ the deliberate photographs that you simply see on social media which can be presupposed to look candid. I used to be type of simply mendacity round, recovering from an damage, with nothing to do and taking part in with my telephone. I truly hate the thought of selfies. Individuals say, ‘Oh, however you’re, like, the queen of selfies,’ and I actually type of cringe at that thought.” —Cindy Sherman, Artist

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