New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 1999. Folio, publisher's photo-illustrated wraps.
July 1999 issue of W magazine with Brad Pitt as the cover star, shot by Steven Klein. Promoting his iconic role as Tyler Durden in David Fincher’s Fight Club, this issue contains a 30-page editorial of Pitt by Klein. Notably, Pitt was the one who reached out to the photographer about the collaboration, asking if he would be interested in doing a story based on the film with the original costumes designed by Michael Kaplan. As Klein had no way to view the film, he created his own narrative based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. "Knockout" has since become one of both Klein's and Pitt's best known editorials. One of the last issues of the magazine before it was purchased by Condé Nast, this issue also includes articles on contemporary Italian artist Francesco Clemente and actress Vinessa Shaw. Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white. Adhesive residue from removed address label to upper wrap, moderate creasing and edgewear. Very good. Item #8452