Joe McKenna. Photographs by Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, George Platt Lynes et al. Design by Sam Shahid.
Privately published. [1992.] Folio, unbound wrappers. 128 pages. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. English. 410 x 295mm. 1.5kg. . Near fine; small mark to lower margin of front wrapper, a couple of small creases to margin of rear wrapper; a very well-preserved copy.
The first issue of the cult fashion magazine produced by stylist Joe McKenna. Articles include an illustrated discussion of the work of Alaia, Donald Windham on Tennessee Williams and Montgomery Clift with photos by George Platt Lynes and Karl Bissinger, Jean Paul Goude on Vanessa Paradis, with photographs by Paolo Roversi, Anna Sui on muse Wallis Franken, photographed by Steven Meisel and studies of Dirk Bogarde and artist Paul Cadmus. The magazine ends with the controversial homo-erotic images of identical twins in Bruce Weber's photo-story 'The Last Days of Summer'. Joe's was created at the height of the super-model era and it's success lies in the freedom that McKenna gave to the photographers and writers, away from the constraints of commercial publications. The magazine was funded by the ads, placed by designer friends of McKenna with no strings attached. A second issue only was published in 1998.