Jaden Smith photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg.
Wool and mohair jumper, LOUIS VUITTON. Yellow gold ring “Love”, CARTIER.
Right now all eyes are glued on the United States of America as the country focuses on electing their next president in an ideological struggle scrutinised by the world’s media. Naturally there’s great temptation here to rant about the evil we perceive in one of the candidates with his flyaway hairpiece… if only we could be certain he wouldn’t win! However there is one person who doesn’t seem to be affected by this feverish debate and that’s Jaden Smith, the lunar son of Will Smith, the one with the most improbably hairstyle. Totally unfazed by his 4.5 million followers on Instagram with a penchant for wearing girls’ clothes, the young actor and rapper is the perfect embodiment of the zeitgeist. Frank Gehry, on the other hand, is one of the biggest architects in the world, famous for his iconic constructions like the Bilbao Guggenheim or the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, and he is suitably surprising in his frankness in our exclusive interview. As is the tradition Numéro Homme gives a writer’s point of view alongside every fashion series. This very French way of playing with verbs offers a multiplicity of perspectives – including those of Yannick Haenel, Jean-Noël Orengo, Simon Liberati and Édouard Louis – that merrily shifts the debate. These voices come together in a humble attempt to sketch a portrait of a great country that has always fascinated Europe as much as disconcerts.
by Philip Utz
(translation by Rebecca de Volkovitch)
In this edition of Numéro Homme:
Jaden Smith photographed by Nathaniel Goldberg, black American music as seen by Christophe Conte and illustrated by Mathias Augustyniak, an exclusive erotic series by the American artist Richard Kern, the raunchy founder of American Apparel, Dov Charney, tells us about his incredible adventure, a portrait of Hollywood superstar Richard Gere, and fashion shoots by Nathaniel Goldberg, Paolo Zerbini, Jacob Sutton, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Cameron McCool and Alex Antitch, each preceded by original texts from Yannick Haenel, Ilan Duran Cohen, Simon Liberati, Oscar Coop-Phane, Édouard Louis and Jean-Noël Orengo…
Numéro Homme fall-winter 2016-2017, available 12th of October in the newsstands and on iPad.
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