The prom­ise of youth: Dar­ing

VOGUE Hommes International (English) - - EDITO - Olivier Lalanne

— This is­sue’s cover is Oliver Sonne, 17, a del­i­cate, an­drog­y­nous res­o­nance of the young Joe Dalle­san­dro, his black leather outer skin is burst­ing with the first flush of youth, the pel­lu­cid blue of his eyes pul­sat­ing with the blaz­ing fire of youth.

Youth and dar­ing. Two in­sep­a­ra­ble words, cling­ing to each other, limpet – like. The gold stan­dard of fash­ion, words that have had a sa­cred ring since the dawn of man. Cast your mind back. Which ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paigns are the most mem­o­rable, in any pe­riod ? No con­test : those that sell youth, or burn their trans­gres­sive mes­sage deep into the visual cor­tex. Re­mem­ber those in­cen­di­ary Calvin Klein ads in the de­clin­ing Seven­ties? And Hedi Sli­mane in his Saint Lau­rent days, or Tom Ford dal­ly­ing with classy soft porn ? And, th­ese days, Alessan­dro Michele, with the dizzy­ing post –teen pan­de­mo­nium he’s kicking up at Gucci? While it would be il­lu­sory to try and freeze –frame youth, dar­ing is one form of re­sis­tance to pass­ing time, of kicking against the in­evitabil­ity of things and, more gen­er­ally, is the seed ev­ery revo­lu­tion springs from. This lat­est is­sue of Vogue Hommes is a plea for dar­ing. From an ex­trav­a­gant Clown se­ries to a free­d­iv­ing ex­plo­ration of the rebel brain of Har­mony Korine, di­rec­tor of the head­long Spring Break­ers and a re­frac­tory artist whose rage finds an out­let in provo­ca­tion ; and from the ex­clu­sive con­tri­bu­tions by Gosha Rubchin­skiy, to the un­pub­lished testos­terone – pow­ered sketches of Yves Saint Lau­rent, the eerily melan­choly sounds of Yel­low Days, the ju­bi­lant dis­sec­tion of the “ego” by Jonathan Safran Foer, and the in­cred­i­ble free­dom of be­ing the ever – youth­ful Jane Birkin, this is­sue of Vogue Hommes chan­nels the bold, the reck­less. In th­ese, our ex­tremely chaotic times, ex­treme dar­ing is the of path of wis­dom. And an out­ward sign of youth.

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