Jordan Barrett Plays George Michael

2016 was a year of many celebrity deaths, and the latest issue of GQ Style pays tribute to one of the legends that we lost with a limited-edition cover starring Jordan Barrett as the musical icon George Michael. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura (Chris Boals Artists CBA) and styled by Luke Day (Jed Root) in Coach, Barrett channels Michael’s famous style, from the swooping coif to the leather jeans to the dangling cross earring. Accompanying the feature, many people from the fashion world—from Camilla Nickerson, who styled the “Freedom! ’90” video, to Katherine Hamnett, who created the “Choose Life” t-shirt he made famous—also pay tribute to the late singer with their memories. Available starting today in a very limited run exclusively at the Condé Nast Worldwide News shop in London’s Hanover Square, Barrett’s cover pays homage to someone who reshaped pop music, much as Travis Scott, who fronts the worldwide edition of the new issue, is doing with rap today.

Take an exclusive first look below.

Power of Love

Now more than the ever the power of love is needed to trump hate! Madonna takes the vital necessity to task in the latest Vogue Germany cover story lensed by photo duo Luigi & Iango. With sultry The Night Porter vibes set by stylist Arianne Phillips, the entertainer is joined by a gang of stunners like Julia Cumming, SoKo, Libby Larkin, Baylie and McCall Olsen, who all offer phenomenal performances of sensuous power. Poignantly released on International Women’s Day, Madonna sets to challenge enemies to progression with grace and strength!

Take a peek at the story below and be sure to check out the special feature video!

Photographers – Luigi & Iango (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York)
Stylist – Arianne Phillips (Exposure NY)
Hair – Andy Lecompte (The Wall Group) & Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York) | Makeup – Aaron Smith Henrikson & Fulvia Farolfi (Paris: ArtList Paris, New York: Bryan Bantry)
Set Designer – Cooper Vasquez (The Wall Group)

Girls Love Testino

With nearly 40 years of bringing the best to fashion readers worldwide, Mario Testino photographs a special April 2017 issue for Vogue Netherlands‘s 5th anniversary. The veteran lensman highlights the bared curves of Dutch supermodels Doutzen Kroes and Lara Stone in this month’s cover story, styled by George Cortina, in satin slingback pumps by the Vetements x Manolo Blahnik collaboration. On this particular passion project Testino tells, “Dutch models have a kind of beauty that is so relatable – it touches most people. They have a strong look, but at the same time can easily be transformed, making them chameleon-like. On top of everything, they’re such great company and a joy to spend time with!” Advancing into the well, Luna Bijl, Estella Boersma, Imaan Hammam, Daphne Groeneveld, Steffi Soede, and Marjan Jonkman take style downtown in 5 other stories with looks curated by Paul Cavaco, Joe McKenna, Beat Bolliger, and beauty by Christiaan, Val Garland and Charlotte Tilbury. So much fever in this issue has us wishing it was summertime already!

Images courtesy of MARIOTESTINO+

Text by Derrick Gaitér

Kit Butler Is a Hero

When HERO Magazine launched in 2009, Robbie Wadge helped kick off a string of model covers that went on to include major names like Simon Nessman and Arthur Gosse through the years. As the magazine expanded, actors and musicians became more typical fare, but the biannual’s latest issue returns to its roots, with its first model cover since 2012, starring rising star Kit Butler. Shot by co-editor-in-chief Fabien Kruszelnicki and styled by Steve Morriss, Butler takes one of four covers, with an exclusive 32-page accompanying zine tucked inside the magazine. “We wanted to shoot someone who could pull off lots of different characters but still be themselves,” co-editor-in-chief James West says. “Kit has such a great energy and enthusiasm.”

Shot over the course of a week in both London and upstate New York, the feature captures Butler in a variety of guises—sullen punk, dashing gentleman, quirky nerd, boy next door—showcasing all of his sides. “The idea of the different characters was to try and approach a shoot in a different way,” West explains. “Rather than having one specific idea or concept, we wanted to do something eclectic that felt a bit disparate, like a collection of unrelated images gathered from different places in someone’s life or career. Almost like looking at a book about someone.”

Take an exclusive first look at the new issue below.

Photography – Fabien Kruszelnicki (Katy Barker) | Styling – Steve Morriss

First Look: One of a Kind in The Greatest

Italian menswear magazine The Greatest Magazine offers a celebration of the individual for Spring in a new issue full of one-of-a-kind faces. Sol Goss takes the cover in Alessandro Furchino Capria‘s feature styled by Matteo Greco, sharing the inside pages with fellow Brit Willow Barrett. Wai Lin Tse captures Charlie Ayres Taylor in oversized proportions by Ruth Higginbotham, while Thomas Cooksey and Paul Maximilian Schlosser play around with bowling pins, a motorcycle, a ping pong table, and a horse. Christophe Meimoon and Benoit Martinengo riff on checks and stripes in their elegant studio story, and the icon and iconoclast Dries Van Noten—who just celebrated his hundredth show in Paris—sits down for a chat.

Take an exclusive first look at the new issue, available now, below.

Sol Goss | Photographer – Alessandro Furchino Capria (New York: 2DM MANAGEMENT, Milan: 2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Lucas Borny at Premium Models (Paris) and Sam Worthen | Photographer – Christophe Meimoon | Stylist – Benoit Martinengo

Federico Spinas, Alpha Dia, and Frederik Kaltoft | Photographer – Massimo Pamparana | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Nick Hadad and Alexiey Barbaro | Photographer – Thomas Goldblum | Stylist – Giovanni Dario Laudicina

King and Arnaud | Photographer – Thomas Cooksey | Stylist – Paul Maximilian Schlosser

Leo Mollet | Photographer – Benjamin Vnuk (New York: Jed Root, Stockholm: LUNDLUND) | Stylist – Gaelle Bon (AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN)

Sol Goss and Willow Barrett | Photographer – Alessandro Furchino Capria (New York: 2DM MANAGEMENT, Milan: 2DM MANAGEMENT) | Stylist – Matteo Greco

Pavel Koziy at City Models (Paris) and Georgia Howorth | Photographer – Francesco Brigida | Stylist – Rogelio F. Burgos

Charlie Ayres Taylor | Photographer – Wai Lin Tse (Bird Production) | Stylist – Ruth Higginbotham

Brodie Weir at Models 1 (London) | Photographer – Olgaç Bozalp | Stylist – Jérôme André (Bird Production)

THE GREATEST FASHION FILM #12 from The Greatest Magazine on Vimeo.

Timur Muharemovic and Eduarda Reis at The Lab Models (Milan) | Director – Jonathan Emma | Stylist – Matteo Greco