THE MUPPETS LOVE MAGAZINE COVER STARS
Love Magazine mixes something old and something new you create magic and who doesn’t love Miss Piggy for her fashion sense. To further celebrate LOVE magazine Issue 18, the team unveils limited edition covers starring The Muppets and special guests. If I could be any character from the Muppets it would definitely be Animal. He is the epitome of creative talent.
The theme for the issue came to LOVE’s editor-in-chief Katie Grand when she was in the Miu Miu studio working on the autumn/winter 2017 collection and noted that everyone around her was dressed for a night out. ‘I happened to be wearing a pink sequin archive Marc Jacobs gown. Three of the thirtysomething design team also turned up to work that day in pretty much full sparkly evening attire – but in that effortless way, like they might just have picked it up off the floor. It reminded me of being in New York in the early 2000s with Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, when after prepping shows we’d go out all night to Don Browns, Bungalow 8 and Beatrice Inn, and then go straight to work the next morning. We’d wear glamorous evening attire whatever the time of day just in case such an eventuality should present itself: work, party, work again, looking dazzling throughout.’
Grand continues: ‘I coined the phrase “disco to desk” to sum up this approach to dressing, and that was the brief that went out when commissioning stories for this issue.’ In particular, a shoot photographed by Carin Backoff and featuring models Kendall Jenner, Daphne Groeneveld, Georgia Fowler and Slick Wood recreates fond memories of the dawn walk to work along the West Side Highway after a fabulous night out.
This optimistic 24-hour party spirit is present throughout the issue. On the limited edition covers Miss Piggy stars alongside Hailey Baldwin, Kermit is the magazine’s first male cover star alongside Blake Lively and The Muppets come together for a group shot with Kendall Jenner, Lexi Boling and Julia Nobis. The **-page spread inside shows models and Muppets alike model new-season Miu Miu custom made for LOVE as they hang out on the streets of New York with other guest stars Adwoa Aboah, Alek Wek, Doutzen Kroes and Stella Tennant in a shoot by Alasdair McLellan styled by Katie Grand. These issues are collector’s items on the stand now. It’s time to buy some tape and stick things to your wall again.
The Muppets covers of LOVE 18 are available now