Speculation and conjecture are the bread and butter of the fashion industry — if anyone in fashion ever ate carbs, that is. And the latest bit of news to hit the rumor mill is that Carine Roitfeld‘s much-hyped return to the magazine arena could come as soon as this fall.
After a busy year of redefining and reinventing herself, Carine Rotifeld doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2012. The former French Vogue editrix recently finished a stint as guest editor for VMAN, where she used “real people” — because as we all know models aren’t actually people — in the spring fashion issue’s editorials. Said “real people” were a combination of celebrities, chefs, mechanics, architects and a fireman; however for the bonus pin-up calendar, Rotifeld turned to her stable of models, including Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima.
Damien Blottière creates a collage of the latest men’s couture for VMAN‘s eye-catching editorial, “The Shape of Things to Come.” Tom Van Dorpe piles on the prints with looks from Versace, Comme des Garçons, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Lanvin, Paul Smith and Zegna. While AJ Abualrub, CJ Hancock, Ethan James, Michael Wozniak, Nicholas Madrid, Petey Wright and Paolo Anchisi strike puzzling poses. The spread appears in VMAN‘s “Decades Issue” already on newsstands featuring a red hot James Franco on the cover.
- Everyone has their own way of grieving. Some people lock themselves away for months, some turn to the bottle, and some, like Joe Jackson, exploit the hell out of their son’s legacy. The loving patriarch of the Jackson clan is not only planning a “tribute” Michael Jackson perfume, but also a line of ice cream that will smell and taste like the embodiment of sadness, respectively. [Oh Not They Didn't!]
Professional smacktalker, bespoked gentleman and occasional rapper, Kanye West covers VMAN‘s 21st issue. The cover, shot by none other than Karl Lagerfeld comes with actual dollar bills stuffed into the superstar’s diamond-encrusted grill, meaning that for once it will be worthwhile to pay attention to what comes out of Kanye West’s mouth.