Wallpaper* magazine has dedicated its entire March issue to its favourite fashion designers as captured through the magazine's unique design lens.
Legendary art provocateur Maurizio Cattelan, who recently announced he would retire following his Guggenheim retrospective, has created a limited-edition 3D cover for Wallpaper* subscribers, with his long-term photographic collaborator Pierpaolo Ferrari.
"The cover image is the final documentation of Cattelan's very last show and acts as a fond farewell and an oh-so-modern memento mori," said Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief. "Whether his proposed retirement is just another one of his media-manipulating tricks, only time will tell, but watch out for more Cattelan/Wallpaper* collaborations soon."
Another exclusive for the March issue has been masterminded by Reed Krakoff, the man who transformed leather accessories label Coach into a $4bn global giant. He invited Wallpaper* to his Chelsea, NYC, studio, where he photographed his extraordinary collection of art and furniture, which serves as inspiration for his designs.
The Wallpaper* fashion extravaganza also includes a rare tete-a-tete with 10 Corso Como founder Carla Sozzani and Tunisian-born couturier Azzedine Alaia in a special feature by International Herald Tribune's design critic, Alice Rawsthorn. Plus, the March issue sees the return of Wallpaper* Fashion Maths, giving you the inside track on just how many Laduree macaroons were consumed during Paris Fashion Week and the amount in euros that Louis Vuitton purportedly spent on crocodile skin for its fashion show samples.
Finally, the critically acclaimed art photographer Lucas Blalock and Anglo-Italian stylist James Valeri have interpreted the 1950s Googie style in a unique story that blurs the boundaries between architecture and fashion.