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W Magazine

Volume 6, 2019

W means the World of Style. Fashion--and everything fashionable--through the lens of contemporary culture. W's combination of photography and journalism artfully answer the questions Who, What, When, Where, and Why for the people who lead the global conversation in fashion, art, beauty, design, cinema, music, politics and travel.

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Tim Walker Photographer, “Frank Ocean” (page 58) and “Everyone Is Welcome” (page 80) What is originality to you? “Be yourself—everyone else is already taken.” This anonymous quote sums up the importance to embrace and celebrate your individuality… In a world of ever-increasing algorithms and consequent blandness, this may well be best heeded. Willy Vanderperre Photographer, “Rosalía” (page 68) What makes you an Original? We are all in one way or another an Original. There isn’t a second person exactly like you (yet). If you listen to your instinct and follow that all the way through, a different degree of originality is reached. The minute we try to be original is when we lose originality. What is originality to you? Originality is futuristic, present, dated. What was your style like as a teenager? A search for my own…

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first up

I have loved magazines for as long as I can remember. When I was growing up, my bedroom walls were plastered with pages from Vogue, Italian Vogue, Interview, and W. When I applied to New York University, instead of sending in the customary college application essay, I made a mini magazine; after graduating, I was lucky enough to work at actual magazines. Now, writing my editor’s letter as the first female Editor in Chief of W, I feel incredibly honored to have worked for some of the smartest and most boundary-pushing women throughout my career, learning how to make fashion pictures, commission stories, and find my own point of view. When we started putting together this issue, we knew from the beginning that it should revolve around the idea of originality.…

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SARA MOONVES Editor in Chief ARMAND LIMNANDER Executive Editor LYNN HIRSCHBERG Editor at Large DIANE SOLWAY Features and Culture Director NORA MILCH Market and Accessories Director ALEXANDRA BEN-GURION Visuals and Content Director CIAN BROWNE Design Director ROSEANN MARULLI Managing Editor FEATURES ALEX HAWGOOD, KARIN NELSON Contributing Features Editors GILLIAN SAGANSKY Contributing Writer/Editor FASHION & BEAUTY ALLIA ALLIATA DI MONTEREALE Special Projects Editor JENNA WOJCIECHOWSKI Fashion Market Editor LIZZY WHOLLEY Accessories Editor MEREDITH JAYME Associate Accessories Editor LAURA JACKSON Assistant Market Editor ART & VISUALS SHAYAN ASADI Content Production Director ERIN MEAGHER Senior Designer MICHAEL BECKERT, EMILY LIPSON Visuals Editors TILDEN BISSELL Digital Designer MARIDELIS MORALES, HANNAH WESTBROOK Assistant Visuals Editors JULIA McCLATCHY Assistant to the Editor in Chief DIGITAL TAYLOR FORD Social Media Director LAUREN McCARTHY Digital Features Director KYLE MUNZENRIEDER Senior News Editor STEPHANIE ECKARDT Staff Writer BROOKE MARINE Associate Digital Editor JENNY OLIVER Social Media Coordinator OPERATIONS DIEGO HADIS Copy Director ELIZABETH GALL Research Director JENNIFER MURRAY Production Director, Digital…

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picture this

Why does one of Joan Didion’s notebooks contain a reference to a woman who describes her husband as having been “born the night the Titanic went down”? And why did Didion record equally idiosyncratic comments overheard in hotels, elevators, cloakrooms, and supermarket checkouts? Or jot down a recipe for sauerkraut? “In order to remember, of course,” Didion, now 84 and one of the most admired American writers, recalled in her 1966 essay “On Keeping a Notebook.” “But exactly what was it I wanted to remember? How much of it actually happened? Did any of it?” “On Keeping a Notebook” is to be republished this fall, this time as a book filled with images by the British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth, who is best known for the work he has shot for W, Miu…

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sitting pretty

The New York decorator and design dealer Michael Bargo’s home and gallery space is located on the third floor of a five-story brick building in New York’s Chinatown. Like many tenements on the Bowery, Bargo’s has a storied past (it’s a former flophouse and was the subject of a Depression-era photograph by Berenice Abbott) and a rather unremarkable future (the building shares a block with restaurant supply stores and a karaoke joint). It’s a strange location for someone who traffics in a kind of timeless, blue-chip elegance—Bargo’s primary obsession is French midcentury furniture from the likes of Charlotte Perriand and Jacques Adnet—but the new digs are nothing compared to his previous ones in a mall on East Broadway underneath the Manhattan Bridge, where the floors shook every time a train…

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watch that man!

Almost 50 years after his uncompromising films and daring self-portraits made him a defining gay sex symbol of the ’70s, Peter Berlin can’t quite fathom why anyone would still be interested in his work. Yet he’s also bothered that the rest of the world hasn’t remade itself in his image—and that’s just one of the many contradictions that make Berlin so fascinating. He’s an introvert known for his exhibitionism; a gifted photographer whose only subject is himself; a porn star who doesn’t much care for sex; and a man who responded to the artifices that so many gay men constructed to hide their true selves by creating an even more exaggerated sexual and stylistic persona. “I decided, I will not fake my life like Rock Hudson and all of these Hollywood…