The summary of summer 2021’s Numéro 223:
A portfolio that pays tribute to the immense designer Alber Elbaz, who tragically passed away in April; a portrait of the British star Jorja Smith followed by an exclusive fashion shoot; an encounter with the Belgian rapper Damso who is breaking all the records with his album Qualf Infinity; an interview with the singer Clara Luciani at the release of her new album Cœur; the crazy story behind the Korean boys band BTS, figureheads of the K-pop scene; a portrait of the producer and rapper Skepta, the very embodiment of the English grime movement; confessions of Vegyn, composer for Frank Ocean and Travis Scott, as he unveils his sixth solo opus; the exceptional success of Lisa – the youngest member of the internationally renowned K-pop group Blackpink -, photographed for this issue by Hedi Slimane; an interview with singer Crystal Murray, followed by an exclusive fashion shoot; the promise of the Cannes Film Festival which, despite the health crisis, will take place at the beginning of July, with a jury headed by Spike Lee; a focus on the HBO series In Treatment, an adaptation of the Israeli series BeTipul; the unique complicity between photographer Peter Lindbergh and designer Azzedine Alaïa, celebrated in a magnificent book published by Taschen; Kenneth Ize's capsule collection for the Karl Lagerfeld label; a portrait of the nine finalists for the LVMH prize; five dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet staged in Fendi's summer collection; the inauguration of the Pinault Collection at the Bourse de Commerce; Torbjørn Rødland's photographs, that reveal a problematic aspect of all works of art; the new series of paintings by French artist Julie Beaufils, between abstract panoramas and spiritual landscapes; the exuberant work of French artist Raphaël Barontini, exhibited in July at the Studio des Acacias; the exhibition Hotel Sahara, which invites ten artists from the northern and southern shores of this vast desert to evoke the fantasy it inspires; and fashion shoots by Lusha Alic, Yulia Gorbachenko, Lee Wei Swee, Julien Vallon, Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello, Bastiaan Woudt and Mariya Pepelanova.
Numéro 223, summer 2021, will be available on newsstands and on iPad from May 28th.
Photo de couverture : Lee Wei Swee. Réalisation : Samuel François. Birgit Kos chez Elite Paris porte une robe en résille de strass, PRADA. Coiffure : Pierre Saint Sever avec Dyson chez Art Board. Maquillage : David Lenhardt chez Agence Saint Germain. Manucure : Lora de Sousa.
Photo de couverture : Yulia Gorbachenko. Réalisation : Charles Varenne. Mayowa Nicholas chez Elite Paris porte une veste en laine, un pantalon en satin de soie et une ceinture, LOUIS VUITTON. Coiffure : Dennis Gots chez The Wall Group. Maquillage : Holly Silius. Numérique : Clayton Rasmussen chez Milk Studios (Los Angeles). Retouche : Jenny Stigsdotter chez La Machine. Production : Annee Elliot Productions (Los Angeles).