Edizioni Condé Nast, 2004. Quarto, publisher's photo-illustrated wraps.
September 2004 issue of leading Italian fashion editor, artist, and art director Flavio Lucchini’s menswear mag, featuring a cover photo and feature on Prince by Steven Klein. Launched in 1968 as a biannual trade magazine for the men's prêt-à-porter under the editorship of Franco Sartori, L’Uomo Vogue became a monthly in 1975 largely due to Lucchini’s revolutionary artistic vision. Blending fashion with references to avant-garde art, cinema, music, and literature, the magazine—considered the be the first Condé Nast publication dedicated to men’s fashion—became an international style bible and vehicle for the booming menswear industry. This issue was edited by former Per Lui founding editor Franca Sozzani, who helmed L'Uomo simultaneously with Vogue Italia. The magazine is known for launching the career of Italian photographer Oliverio Toscani who shot many of the early covers, persuading Yves Saint Laurent to model his debut menswear collection in 1972, and promoting the careers of then-fledgling designers Gianni Versace and Giorgio Armani. Profusely illustrated in color and black-and-white. Text in Italian. Light wear to wraps. Near fine. Item #6055