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Prada shows us seduction stripped down for Spring/Summer 2022
Jil Sander discovers a mix of power, tension, and subtlety
With their Spring/Summer 2022 collection, Lucie and Luke Meier remind us that ‘we should not take ourselves too seriously’
Italian glamour meets new-age disco in Kim Jones’s first live show for Fendi
Drawing inspiration from Fendi’s archive, the designer merges the conservative and experimental in his latest collection
Johannes Warnke reveals the dynamic potential of fashion design
The breakout London artist speaks on childhood memories, Brutalist architecture, and the importance of perception in his work
The New Vanguard
Shamir, music’s accidental pop star, is finally back in the spotlight
On the release of his 5th studio album, ‘Be the Yee, Here Comes the Haw,’ the unpredictable singer-songwriter tells Document about his personal rebuilding process...
Finding inspiration with Mugler’s Casey Cadwallader
Document caught up with Mugler’s designer during Salone del Mobile to find out his tricks and rituals for finding inspiration.
Harvard’s Sarah Lewis wants us to create images as mirrors rather than windows
The photography critic and scholar resists shortcuts and oversimplification. True representational justice demands a shift in context—in other words: this is a job for everyone....
For Juilliard president Damian Woetzel, there is more than one definition of artistic success
Woetzel comments on building a brighter, more inclusive future for the prestigious conservatory and cultivating a spirit of versatility and collaboration in the young artists...
Noname speaks with Lakeith Stanfield about staying independent
Noname's new track, ‘Song 32,’ is just for her fans. In Document's Spring/Summer 2019 issue, she and Lakeith Stanfield talk dodging and chasing the spotlight.
For journalist Irin Carmon, the only way to survive is to stay nimble
The journalist who helped to expose Charlie Rose's long history of sexual harassment discusses #MeToo and the future of investigative reporting in Document's Fall/Winter 2018...
Stella Donnelly is telling the world off, and having fun doing it
The Western Australian-based musician just released her debut album ‘Beware of the Dogs,’ which finds itself as the perfect balance between levity, hushed introspection, and...
Academic and author Marion Nestle believes that food can catalyze political movements
Nestle details the pernicious tactics of food and beverage corporations to prey on the vulnerable and encourages her readers to get involved in fixing a...
Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas wants us to acknowledge our common humanity
The author of ‘Dear America’ and founder of Define American on queerness, transformative tech, and living openly as an undocumented immigrant for Document's Fall/Winter 2018...
Kunle Martins and Jack Pierson invite you to their ‘Pee Party’
The two artists discuss love, life, and their first exhibition together at Jeffrey Stark.
Claire Barrow shuns perfectionism to embrace mistakes
The designer discusses beauty standards, her TV addiction, and her first memories of creating fashion.
Alok Vaid-Menon wants you to embrace vulnerability this Valentine’s day
The poet and performer, who will stage three different happenings for Valentine's Day, discusses the evolution of their personal style and challenging the established meaning...
Puppets and Puppets: fantastical costumes for a downtown fashion crowd
Created by Carly Mark and Ayla Argentina, the new fashion community looks to fuse art and fashion with a real New York twist
Tattooist Maxime Plescia-Büchi ponders the lovely ubiquity of symbols
In anticipation of the opening of his third tattoo studio, Sang Bleu LA, contemporary tattoo behemoth Maxime Plescia-Büchi discusses aesthetics and the potentially tumultuous state...
David Aaron Brake
Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad on the evolution of Girlpool
The duo behind Girlpool sit down with Document to discuss their new album and their evolving relationship to each other and their music.
Gianni Lee and Elise Peterson on Black art and brainstorming the future
The artists discuss communal responsibility and imagine Black futures through their work and experience.
Sita Abellan talks to electroclash legend Kittin about defying haters and making history
The self-described technoprincess talks to Caroline Hervé (Miss Kittin) about proving yourself in an image-obsessed world.
Filmmaker Jonas Mekas Skypes with Hans Ulrich Obrist about the rise of the .net generation
Document is very sorry to hear of the passing of the wonderful and revolutionary Jonas Mekas, known as the godfather of American avant-garde cinema.
Into the woods: Acne Studios’ Jonny Johansson takes on the Swedish outdoor icon Fjällräven
For Document Fall/Winter 2018, writer Mark Smith sat down with the Swedish co-founder to discuss his past and taking it slow in the age of...
Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the old San Francisco, his new novel, and his first 100 years
The literary legend discusses the legacy of City Lights, anarchism, and the San Francisco that was with editor Ira Silverberg.
Stella Tennant speaks with Tim Blanks about 25 years of era-defining fashion collaborations
Tim Blanks sits down with Stella Tennant to discuss her foray into the fashion world and the importance of utility for clothes at Holland &...
Artist Larry Bell tells architect Frank Gehry about his addiction to beginnings
Architect Frank Gehry and artist Larry Bell speak about their lifelong friendship and ruminate on the possibility of an unregulated art world for Document Fall/Winter...
Virgil Abloh tells Brooklyn Museum’s Anne Pasternak about the work that can never be erased
Virgil Abloh and Anne Pasternak discuss a "new Renaissance" in Document's Fall/Winter 2018 issue.
Estonian Rapper Tommy Cash tells artist Slava Mogutin about the ideology of escapism
For Document's Fall/Winter 2018 issue, artist and activist Slava Mogutin and Tommy Cash bond over mafia-esque Russian security and explore their differences in political outlook.
Actress Mia Goth and dancer David Hallberg uncover hidden symmetries in their artistic practices
In this joint fashion portfolio from Document Fall/Winter 2018 starring the Suspiria actress—photographed by Craig McDean with fashion by Grace Coddington—and conversation with dancer David...
In a system that demands simplicity, Miuccia Prada offers complexity without apology
Document editor-in-chief Nick Vogelson meets with Mrs. Prada to discuss the art of subversion, ditching politics for fashion, and why success isn't the key to...
Love dolls don’t love you back
Laurie Simmons cast Japanese "Love Dolls" in Connecticut settings. Unlike their sexed-up American sisters, the wholesome fragility makes them all the more insidious. For the...
New York’s unreciprocated love for Benedetta Barzini
Model Benedetta Barzini answered the curse of her cold Italian dynasty upbringing with radical feminism and a surrogate family composed of Salvador Dalí, Lee Strasberg,...
In my own fashion: Kembra Pfahler and Rick Owens
Artist and muse to Rick Owens, Kembra Pfahler sits down with the fashion designer to discuss how she resents art with a capital "A."
Willem Dafoe takes you inside his fanaticism
Writer and critic John Ortved sits down with the prolific actor to discuss the ritual of performance, falling in love with one's craft, and why...
An intimate dive in Vince Aletti’s personal collections
Nicholas Weist visited Vince Aletti at his East Village apartment to dissect his immense collection of pop culture, fashion, fine art and gay pulp fiction.
“It is hard to do ‘new’ when it doesn’t sell”: Richard Buckley on fashion’s ‘new’ problem
Katharine K. Zarrella interviews legendary fashion journalist Richard Buckley about appropriation and copying in fashion from the past to the present.
Katharine K. Zarrella
“They were a ‘high-tech’ shoe at the time”: Tennis legend Stan Smith on his iconic Adidas sneaker
Ann Binlot quizzes Stan Smith on the 50-year rise of the minimal white shoes Adidas initially named after tennis player Robert Haillet.
Frankie Knuckles and Honey Dijon bring down the house
The late Frankie Knuckles and Honey Dijon both brought Chicago house music to New York, albeit in different decades. Here, the DJs reminisce about a...
COS head of menswear design Christophe Copin takes the deep dive into movement
Document talks to Christophe Copin and Karin Gustafsson about art, design, dance and the COS x Pitti Uomo Soma Collection.
Pat and Anna Cleveland find the rainbows in family jewels
The mother-daughter duo recount their favorite fashion moments and discuss how their differing personalities come out while modeling together.
Larry Clark and Chloë Sevigny reunite and reminisce
The director sits down with Chloë Sevigny, who first appeared in his cult classic Kids, to discuss his film Marfa Girl, underage sex scenes and...
Vaginal Davis skypes with artist Bjarne Melgaard about toe sucking, Xerox parties, and her many personas
From Berlin, to Bowie, to sexual frustration, the artists discuss the experiences which fuel their creative projects for Document's Fall/Winter 2015 issue.
Detroit artists Jova Lynne and Mario Moore question the class and racial complexities of leisure
Megan Wray Schertler spoke to Jova Lynne and Mario Moore during Detroit Art Week.
Megan Wray Schertler
Frédéric Sanchez and Laurie Anderson discuss the relationship between image and sound
Sound designer Frédéric Sanchez and multimedia artist Laurie Anderson discuss the influence of memories, the relationship between image and sound, and Anderson’s new film, “Heart...
Illustrator Eri Wakiyama and jewelry designer Yoon Skype about how creativity can’t be taught
The artists talk navigating social media, hyphenated identity, and self-promotion for Document's Fall/Winter 2015 issue.
Genesis P-Orridge on a life spent transgressing one’s self
The performer and Throbbing Gristle co-founder discusses love, violence, and making life a work of art with gallerist Lia Gangitano for Document's Spring/Summer 2017 issue.
Emily Wilson and Maria Dahvana Headley on goddesses and monsters
Challenging the ways in which the ancient epics ‘The Odyssey’ and ‘Beowulf’ have been translated by men, authors Emily Wilson and Maria Dahvana Headley discuss...
Charlotte Rampling, a Fox, and a Plate
Writer Anthony Haden-Guest speaks to the actress about her forays in painting, the marriage between photography and performance, and the intoxicating energy of 1960s London...
Massimo Giorgetti and Maurizio Cattelan look back at who they once were
The Milanese designer behind MSGM sits down with his close friend, the provocateur behind 'Toilet Paper,' to recall the origin of their long-running collaboration, as...
Juliana Huxtable and Stuart Comer on the new politics of trans visibility in the social media age
The artist and downtown 'It Girl' speaks with the MoMA curator about the fine line between transgender visibility and commercial exploitation for Document Spring/Summer 2016.
Designer Milton Glaser still loves New York City, after all these years
The Bronx native behind one of the world's most famous logos discusses the city that, to him, is brimming with endless possibilities to unlock the...
Eglée de Bure
Luca Guadagnino has conquered love, now he hopes to scare the world
The Italian director behind last year's most moving love story discusses his 'deeply personal' remake of Italian-horror classic 'Suspiria,' set to be released this September,...
Nathan Taylor Pemberton
If knowledge is power, then coders like Fereshteh Forough and Barbara Liskov will inherit the earth
Two women helping to lead the tech sector towards greater diversity and inclusion discuss the power of code to advance women from America to Afghanistan.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asia Kate Dillon on the fine art of creative survival
The co-founder of Black Lives Matter sits down with the 'Billions' actor to discuss the responsibilities of artistry and the present-day struggle over language.
Megan Wray Schertler