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The October 2011 issue of Out doesn't hit newsstands until Tuesday, September 20th, but we got a sneak peek at its amazing cover, which features three of today's most VIP tastemakers in the image industry—filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, photographer Ryan McGinley, and fashion designer Alexander Wang. The stories—extensive profiles on all three influencers—are a total must-read, especially (if you're a fashion-lover), the story on Wang. Our favorite paragraph—a description of Wang and his environs—is after the jump.
The 27-year-old designer is seated at a marble table in his TriBeCa headquarters (he has three floors of the building). Behind him, a giant, 12-foot-tall mirror frames him like a portrait. With his long, parted rock-'n'-roll hair, delicate androgynous features, and omnipresent smirk, Wang is giving a punk take on Mona Lisa realness. Around him are racks of clothing from his various collections—women's ready-to-wear and the lower-priced T line for men and women, not to mention accessories. A full men’s collection will debut this fall.· The Imagemakers [Out]
"If you ask me what guys I think have awesome style," Wang says, "I wouldn’t even be able to name one. It’s much more about these guys I'm not even familiar with, that are much more quiet. It's not the movie star or celebrity. That’s not what’s important for me. It’s a quiet discovery of the details and the fit."
· The Provocateur: Alexander Wang [Out]