i-D: Then, Now, Next – Kate, Naomi…and Gaga

Who did this i-D logo? It’s silly. Anyway, i-D is celebrating 30 years and there will be three covers: THEN Pre-Fall on sale August 12th, NOW Fall on sale September 23rd, NEXT Winter on sale November 11th. In the issue will feature The XX, Phoebe Philo, Sir Paul Smith, Florence Welch, Vivienne Westwood, Lara Stone, Pink, Gareth Pugh, and of course the cover models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga.

“30 years – whoosh, more than an instant in i-D’s lifeline – it’s a generation. Three decades to be celebrated and contained in this special issue. The whole issue was created by Nick Knight 200 portraits that SHOWstudio made at the close of 2009 in Somerset House – once the home of British passports, now the central location for British Fashion Week. Nick’s celebration of identity was also a commemorative project inspired by the 5th birthday issue of i-D, where 100 portraits were featured in The Grown Up Issue. 25 years on, the gallery selection grew to 200. Happy birthday!” Terry Jones, Editor-in-Chief, i-D

I like all three covers, I really do. Kate and Naomi are absolutely, and I hate to use this term, quite fierce. Lady Gaga’s is fine, but I’m wondering how she got a cover. Nick Knight might have made that happen, but let’s be honest here. Kate and Naomi are icons, Kate being one of the best and most profitable models of all time that have influenced the fashion world greatly. I feel instead of Lady Gaga they could have chosen Lara, Karlie, Sasha, or even Natasha. That’s just my opinion, though.

I’m personally purchasing Kate’s cover and will pray to her altar every night, etc. Which one will you choose?

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