ANITA PALLENBERG Jay Jopling ORBITAL Leslie Winer DAZED & CONFUSED # 5
A rare early issue of the iconic style bible Dazed and Confused from 1993. This issue became notorious in the publishing world for ditching the staple celebrity-model cover image in place of a srtriking metallic cover provocatively announcing 'The Death of the Cover Star'.
A typically eclectic issue featuring a jewellery shoot shot in X-ray vision, a portfolio of Central Saint Martin’s class of 1993, and a tracklist of the music the Dazed editorial team listened to in the office.
This Vol 1, No. 5 issue, or the "Mirror" cover anticipated the era of the selfie by 20 years. See the official history (below) for more about the publication's early days, and see our photos for details of the magazine content.
HISTORY OF DAZED & CONFUSED LAUNCH
The story began with a phone call. In 1991, a photographer called Rankin Waddell (then 23) rang a journalism student called Jefferson Hack (then 18) about working on the student magazine. They met up in the canteen of their university, the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication), and immediately hit it off. Within months Jefferson had dropped out to work full-time on the project, which by that time had evolved into a zine named Dazed & Confused, after the Led Zeppelin song. “This is not a magazine,” declared the tagline on the cover of the first issue. “This is not a conspiracy to force opinion into the subconscious of stylish young people. A synthetic leisure culture is developing – plastic people force fed on canned entertainment and designer food. Are you ready to be Dazed & Confused?”
In 1991, Jefferson Hack and Rankin launched Dazed & Confused as an alternative style and culture magazine. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation and the magazine became a movement, growing into the agenda-setting publishing powerhouse Dazed Media.
Images/interviews include -
Fashion designer ADAM JAMES' Babes collection, ADIDAS trainers in a fashion spread, AGNES B fashion, ALLY CAPELLINO fashion, Anita Pallenberg inteview and photo shoot. APC fashion. Feature on ART DIRECTORS inc portrait and interview with each; GRAHAM FINK, TREVOR ROBINSON, NEIL CHAPMAN, MARTIN BOYCE and WALTER CAMPBELL.
A guide to hip LONDON BARS inc Doghouse.
BIG LIFE CASINO band interview.
BLUNDSTONE BOOTS full page of photos used from a promo party.
JAY JOPLING talks about hanging out with JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT and meeting ANDY WARHOL - large feature includes early work from his raft of artists including DAMIEN HIRST, GAVIN TURK, MARC QUINN and JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN.
LAWLER DUFFY interview with the shoe designer couple.
LESLIE WINER full page interview and photo feature as she launches her music career after modelling throughout the 1980's.
ST ETIENNE and LEVI's full page adverts.
A fashion shoot using STREET CAST tourist models.
TREVOR MILES/MYLES and his new band OUI 3.
LIFES ADDICTION, ORBITAL, CHOW YUNG FAT, Hilary Lloyd, HYSTERIX, JOE CASELY-HAYFORD, VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO fashion.
Founded in 1991 by editor Jefferson Hack, art director Ian C. Taylor, photographer Rankin and stylist Katie Grand, Dazed and Confused is an independent youth culture magazine, distributed globally, covering fashion, art, music and lifestyle. Phil Poynter is Rankin's assistant in this issue.
Excellent condition with some scuff marks and scratches to the cover and spine (see images).
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