We've all heard the phrase "Nothing lasts forever," but Visionaire is seeking to disprove that theory with its 63rd edition. Titled "Forever" and entirely made of metal, the magazine is a collaboration with G-Shock and features eight imprinted images by artists like Inez & Vinoodh, Craig McDean, Karl Lagerfeld, Yoko Ono, Richard Avedon, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari in a metal casing--it's the world's first all metal magazine.
The party took the silvery metal theme and ran with it. The Clocktower Gallery was transformed into a silver playland complete with silver confetti, mylar balloons, and even glitter cocktails. Guests including Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos, Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea, Ladyfag, Hilary Rhoda, Heidi Mount, Constance Jablonski, and Vika Gazinskaya committed to the metallic theme with glittering outfits or accessories, although no one tried harder than a girl wearing light up mouse ears.
We caught up with Visionaire founder and all-over inspirational person Cecilia Dean to get the low down on how the magazine was made and what she wishes could last forever.
Fashionista: How did you develop the idea to print the magazine in metal? Cecilia Dean: Well, we wanted to do something indestructable ad recyclable and hopefully not damage the environment, so we came up with an all metal issue.
What metal is it? It's a combination of stainless steel and aluminum.
How did you choose the artists that you worked with on this issue? You know we wanted a mix of fashion, photographers, and artists, [we wanted] something that's iconic and [we asked] people what they think will last forever...
Well, I like how a lot of the images relate back to the human body, which is a thing that doesn't last forever. There's Kate Moss in there too, she may be the only exception to that rule. It's funny you say that about the body. Karl Lagerfeld gave us a beautiful image of a male nude, and when he gave it to us it was very classical: classical photography of a male nude. But then after we worked with CGI artists to make it into a 3D rendering and then we pounded it into metal, it looks like Terminator! [laughs] It's totally sci-fi terminator, and I think that's really interesting.
What's one thing you wish could last forever? Um, I don't think I want anything to last forever.
Other than Visionaire 63! Exactly.
** Images Courtesy of BFANYC & Black Frame