Alessandro Michele

This landmark issue of A Magazine unfolds over 280 pages of exclusive content developed by Alessandro Michele, preserving the ‘carte blanche’ free-reign concept devised by Walter Van Beirendonck in 2001. An unprecedented cast of international contributors were invited to express their creative perspective on a theme dear to Michele’s heart; each were offered the words ‘blind for love’ as the starting point for over forty distinct narratives that unfold throughout.

Contributors in alphabetical order:
Annie Leibovitz,
 Ari Marcopoulos, Arianne Phillips, Bruce Weber, Catherine Opie, 
Chloë Sevigny, Christopher Simmonds, Cindy Sherman, Coco Capitán,
 Dakota Johnson,
 David Sims, Exactitudes,
 Fatima Ronquillo, Federico De Vera, Florence Welch, Frances Wilks,
 Gia Coppola,
 Giovanni Attili,
 Glen Luchford,
 Grace Coddington, Hannelore Knuts,
 Hari Nef,
 Inez Van Lamsweerde 
& Vinoodh Matadin, Jacqui Getty, Jared Leto,
 Jerry Stafford,
 Joe McKenna,
 John Currin,
 Justin Vivian Bond, Katerina Jebb, Madonna,
 Mariangela Gualtieri, Maripol, Matthieu Salvaing, Max Pearmain,
 Nan Goldin,
 Nick Waplington, Nicolas Alan Cope, Paolo Di Paolo,
 Paul Hanlon, 
Petra Collins,
 Philip Mould,
 Ricky Saiz, Rowan Blanchard,
 Ryan McGinley,
 Steven Klein,
 Tara St Hill,
 Tavi Gevinson,
 Terry Richardson, Unskilled Worker, Venetia Scott,
 Yadim,
 Zara Mirkin.

“I don’t know if what I see is completely true, I don’t even know if I ever saw it. Where I live, dream and suffer, everything is wonderful.”

Table of Contents

L’AVEUGLE PAR AMOUR

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CARTE DE TENDRE

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FORTUNY

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GUCCI Show Notes (2015-16)

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FOR POWER, FOR LOVE

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HUMPTY DUMPTY

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SISSINGHURST

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A POUND OF FLESH

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SONGS OF EXPERIENCE

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ANGELS IN LOVE

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WHICH ARE THE COLOURS OF ITALY?

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ARISTOTLE and ISIDORE

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MAN AND HIS SYMBOLS

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FOUR SEASONS

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RICHARD GINORI

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CHLOË SEVIGNY

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ANNIE OAKLEY’S HEART TARGET

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DEVOTION

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UNSEEN GUCCI

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PAINTINGS

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ON MOTHERHOOD

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PIER PAOLO AND ANNA

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HIGH TEA WITH OSCAR WILDE

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ROME – SEVEN WEEKS

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HANDSOME DEVIL

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FANDOM

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I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR

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DREAM WITHIN A DREAM

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WENTWORTH’S LETTER

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HOLLYWOOD FOREVER SUPERSTAR

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UNTITLED FILM STILLS

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SIXTEEN AND HEARTBROKEN

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

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WILD IS THE WIND

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AZ ÉN CSALÁDOM

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A SONG

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WATERCOLOURS

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DARWIN’S SPECIMEN

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SAMBURU WARRIORS

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GUCCI DESIGN TEAM

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BAMBINA MIA

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CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO

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BLIND TO HATE

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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ALESSANDRO & PUMPKIN

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Frederico De Vera
Ngoc Minh Ngo

Angels in Love
Inez & Vinoodh

Richard Ginori Factory
Matthieu Salvaing

Plotter Kill Storm
Ryan McGinley

Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels
Jean Fouquet

Unseen Gucci
Glen Luchford

Handsome Devil
David Sims

I’ll Be Your Mirror
Glen Luchford

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Bruce Weber

Oscar and Rosie
Helen Downie

Civita Di Bagnoregio
Giovanni Attili

Behind the Scenes
Alessandro Michele

Alessandro & Pumpkin
Grace Coddington