TO MAKE A TOAST : iD Magazine alumni and contributors gathered earlier this week at London’s Dover Street Market to mark the launch of the new book ‘iD: Wink and Smile!’ : The First Forty Years”, published by Rizzoli.
Magazine editor Alastair McKimm hosted guests including Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Simone Rocha, Supriya Lele, Juergen Teller, Dovile Drizyte, Mert Alas and Guido Palau for a cocktail reception, followed by dinner served by Rose Bakery.
The celebration continued the following evening with a party at Kachette in Shoreditch in east London. Attendees included Iris Law, Ikram Abdi Omar, Joanna Kuchta and Leonie Elliott, and there was a special performance by British rapper Headie One.
The book, edited by McKimm, offers a 360-degree summary of the magazine’s history and cultural impact over the years.
McKimm described the book as “a guide through the history of iD magazine, from hand-stapled punk zine to the world’s best fashion magazine, telling the story through the pages that defined and still define the style” .
Divided by decade, the book features a mix of original pages and magazine covers, with images of Rihanna, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Björk, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Campbell and Justin Bieber. It includes work from Enninful, Teller, David Sims, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tyler Mitchell and Harley Weir.
Priced at $75, the new book also includes reprinted stories and archival footage. There are also thoughts from Moss, Helmut Lang, Sade, Raf Simons, Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Phoebe Philo on being in front of the camera during their careers. There is also a commemorative poster.
Founded in 1980 by Terry Jones, iD was acquired by Vice Media in 2012. Under current management, the magazine has expanded to 11 international editions and launched iD Asia, a channel dedicated to celebrating fashion, culture, culture and lifestyle. identity and youth in Asia.