The spring fashion issue of VMAN features Carine Roitfeld as guest editor and I like what I hear so far. Carine has chosen to feature real people in her issue rather than models, although she did pick a few celebrities. I love her approach, she imagined the editorials she styled as "dinner at her place," it sounds delicious. Carine explains the philosophy at work, “[It's] very new for a men's magazine. I like men trendy, but not fashion victims. It’s more effortless. When you work with real people, you can’t impose something.” Tahar Rahim covers the issue as shot by Nick Knight (his first time working with Carine!) and the stellar cast of photographers includes also Richard Avedon's grandson, Michael, Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jean-Baptiste Mondino. VMAN 25 is packaged with a calendar (not featuring real people but Victoria's Secret models as photographed by Willy Vandeperre; above is Miss July, Adriana Lima) and appears on newsstands on February 14, the perfect Valentine's Day gift to all of us.
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Bernie, I reinstated my original statement, Carine herself stated to VMAN, "And then I asked some new people too, like Nick Knight. It was my big dream to do something with Nick because we had never worked together before."