“What is an icon? I’m not re­ally sure. But I don’t think you are born an icon.” Diana Ross

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Schon! - - Editor’s Letter - Raoul keil editor-in-chief & cre­ative di­rec­tor

What is an icon (re­li­gious wor­ship aside – we’re talk­ing cul­tural icons here)? For our 29th is­sue, here at Schön! we have made it our mis­sion to find out. We’ve trav­elled from Lon­don to Los An­ge­les, and from New York to Nice, to bring you a se­lec­tion of peo­ple who have al­ready reached iconic sta­tus, as well as those well on their way to do­ing so.

How does a model trans­form from the girl of the mo­ment to a face we can never for­get? To dis­cover the an­swer, look no fur­ther than our cover star Iman. She has worked with the world’s top pho­tog­ra­phers, from Ave­don to We­ber, and the im­ages they cre­ated to­gether will con­tinue to in­spire long af­ter we are gone. Schön! has the priv­i­lege to present her in a photo shoot by Tiziano Magni and to find out more about the ex­tra­or­di­nary things she has done, and is still do­ing.

A long list of world class pho­tog­ra­phers have helped us cap­ture all that is iconic about fash­ion, from the cult cou­ture of Thierry Mu­gler, to the time­less style of Ser­gio Rossi. We speak to Prabal Gu­rung, who is on the brink of be­com­ing one of fash­ion’s maestri. When it comes to fash­ion icons, they don’t come much more en­dur­ing than the unique Iris Apfel, the Rare Bird of Fash­ion, who is still go­ing strong aged 94, and front row fix­ture James Gold­stein, who talks us through his inim­itable style.

In the world of film, we turn to the stars of the fu­ture. We’ll place our bets on young Brit and BAFTA nom­i­nee Ge­orge MacKay as be­com­ing one of the finest ac­tors of his gen­er­a­tion. Mean­while, over the At­lantic, Aubrey Peeples looks set for su­per­star­dom as she takes the lead in the hotly an­tic­i­pated Jem and the Holo­grams.

If mu­sic’s more your thing, read on for in­ter­views with top DJ Seth Trox­ler, the mav­er­ick Mr Hud­son, Queen of New York’s nightlife and cre­ator of the leg­endary Love Ball, Su­sanne Bartsch and pop idol, artist, model and muse, Amanda Lear. Hav­ing brought us one of the big­gest hits of the ’90s, Natalie Im­bruglia has al­ready se­cured her­self iconic sta­tus, but is now back in a big way with her new al­bum.

Whether it’s through an im­age, a sound, a per­for­mance, or sim­ply by just ‘be­ing’, these are the peo­ple who have shaped and will con­tinue to shape our cul­tural land­scape, past, present and fu­ture. Turn our pages for a taste of the truly time­less…

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