10 MEN AUSTRALIA: ISSUE 18
ONE OF THE BOLDEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL BUYS OF MY LIFE WAS A 1967 V8 DAIMLER, WHICH I BOUGHT WITH MY FIRST PAY CHEQUE WHEN I WAS WORKING AT A LONDON NEWSPAPER
I found it in a country garage in the Cotswolds, nestled right at the back, all opalescent blue, soft curves and gauges. Worn navy-blue bench seats. Class. I couldn’t believe my luck. I purred around town in it for a fair few years and took it to the south of France. If truth be told, I was inspired to make this stylish and extravagant purchase by my lover. He had been my college tutor and from the very beginning of our clandestine relationship, he passed on his passion for boldness and beauty. This has stayed with me and although at times it has been challenged, I’m all for taking risks and kicking caution to the kerb.
This issue is a celebration of boldness in all its forms and of people who are incredibly, beautifully talented. We photographed David Hallberg, the enthralling artistic director of The Australian Ballet, wearing Chanel womenswear. His life has been built on perseverance, dedication, hard work and natural talent. He is honestly a wonder. Fashion too is boldly pushing forwards, after coming through the past turbulent 18 months. The recent menswear shows went beyond being de ned by their medium – be it lm, catwalk, live stream – to just being amazing. This inspired everyone to create. Bananas Clarke and Sarah Starkey summoned all their imagination, hunger and originality, plus seven sets, to complete their shoot right on deadline.
Other highlights include our celebration of young modelling talent in the fabulous Gucci Aria collection, shot by Elliott Morgan and fashion edited by Davey Sutton in London; our Saint Laurent story, which started life in Paris and was eventually shot in a studio in Kings Cross, Sydney, by the dynamic duo Byron Spencer and Peter Simon Phillips; and our Prada extravaganza, which was photographed in London through the lush perspective of Jenny Brough. All the stories in this issue took different twists and turns before making it onto these pages, but here we are. Life is a fabulous tangle. I no longer drive a Daimler but I have total freedom, exciting.
Issue 18 BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL is out now.