W Magazine: 50 Years/50 Stories
The definitive collection of W's most iconic and boundary-pushing photographic stories, published over the magazine's fifty-year history.
Since its founding in 1972, W has worked with the world's best photographers and writers, celebrating their most ambitious and creative work. The stories in this book offer a knowing, insider's peek into the top echelons of the world of style over the past 50 years.
Historic and boundary-breaking stories include "One for the Ages, " by Steven Klein, in which the model Amber Valletta is seen aging over the course of a century, hallucinatory photographs by Tim Walker of Tilda Swinton bringing to life eccentric historical characters, an art project by the artist Richard Prince, in which he both comments on and appropriates celebrity imagery, exclusive shoots of pop culture icons like Dolly Parton, playful series of fabulous faux advertising campaigns shattering the sacrosanct lines between advertising and editorial by Steven Meisel, daring covers that perfectly capture the era of the supermodel including Naomi, Kate, Cindy, Linda, Christy, and Gisele, revealing portraits of the most original and creative personalities that includes fashion designers, film directors, artists, interior designers, and musicians, and 1970s party coverage in the early, halcyon days of W.
This book will appeal to those with a great appreciation for art, fashion, design, interiors, music, and culture.