Softcover, 125 pages. Large folio, unbound pages, as issued. 292 x 406 mm
Condition: Very Good, minor creasing and rubbing to edges and cover
The first issue of the legendary Joe's Magazine – only 2 issues were ever produced. Stunning large format, edited and published by fashion stylist Joe McKenna as a tribute to people who he was inspired by, the magazine re-defined fashion publications and quickly became a hard to find collector’s item. The issue contains features of Azzedine Alaia, early-’70s model Wallis Franken by Steven Meisel, Vanessa Paradis by Paolo Roversi, a profile of actor Dirk Bogarde, a piece on Tennessee Williams, a conversation with painter Paul Cadmus and an excellent erotic photoseries by Bruce Weber. Published at the height of the supermodel era, McKenna gave his first cover to the most divine woman of all time the Virgin Mary, who was depicted looking upward and serenely exhaling a cloud of smoke. Incredibly special, one of the most sought after fashion publications of the 1990s.