Issue N°19 has been curated by the British fashion designer Kim Jones. Based between London and Paris, Jones was named men’s creative director at Dior in March 2018, after seven years designing menswear at Louis Vuitton. He is known for his adventurous travelling spirit and a penchant for collecting rare and precious objects and vintage fashion, all of which informs his designs that marry futurism with old-world techniques and materials.
N°19 takes the form of an alphabet, introducing his eclectic group of friends and exploring his worldly passions, with subjects ranging from ‘A’ for Naomi Campbell’s ‘Africa’ through ‘P’ for punk, all the way to ‘Z’ for Amanda Lear’s ‘Zero’ (“the zero you will get if you don’t learn my alphabet”). The designer’s alphabet is represented in 26 artist ‘letter’ pages featuring the works of friends and collaborators, from contemporary artists to members of the Dior design team. Each letter is followed by an adjoining subject matter, ranging from essays and archive image portfolios to interviews, illustrations, poetry, postcards, still-life photography, music playlists and portraiture. Close friends and famous heroes unite in this dense patchwork of anthropological and geographical references that reveal many facets of Jones’ curious mind.
Alasdair McLellan, Alex Foxton, Alexander Fury, Alister Mackie, Amanda Lear, Andre Walker, Baillie Walsh, Bella Hadid, Brett Lloyd, Cerith Wyn Evans, Dan Tobin Smith, Daniel Arsham, David Vasiljevic, Ellie Grace Cumming, Elton John, Flora Starkey, Gareth McConnell, Giorgio Moroder, Gordon Flores, Hajime Sorayama, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hugo Scott, Hylton Nel, Image Group, Jackie Nickerson, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jefferson Hack, Jerry Stafford, Jun Takahashi, Kate Moss, Katerina Jebb, KAWS, Lou Stoppard, Marc Quinn, Matthew Williams, Motoyuki Daifu, Naomi Campbell, Nick Knight, Nikolai Von Bismarck, Peter Doig, Peter Philips, Pierre-Ange Carlotti, Pieter Hugo, Prem Sahib, Princess Julia, Raymond Pettibon, Robert Pattinson, Simon Parris, Stephen Jones, Steve Terry, Steven Philip, Stevie Wonder, Sue Tilley, Takashi Murakami, Thomas Dozol, Tim Blanks, Verbal & Yoon, Victoria Beckham, Virgil Abloh.