V111: BRAVE NEW WORLD
A new year means a fresh start, and we’re kicking off 2018 with tremendous optimism about the future. Our cover star Sam Smith is exactly the voice of freedom we need right now: disarmingly honest about his sexuality, sense of self, and fame. In conversation with friend (and longtime fan) Sarah Jessica Parker, Smith ruminates on his evolving sound, experiences with love and loss while navigating his sexual identity, and refreshingly honest yet hopeful mind-set right now. Photographed by Nicola Formichetti and styled by Anna Trevelyan, Smith is joined by a cast of characters, including Grace Elizabeth, 2018’s biggest new supermodel. These models and muses don the season’s most directional looks and discuss their ambitious hopes for the future with contributions from Raf Simons, Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, and more. We’re looking forward to the next dozen months with hope and confidence about the new, the next, and the delightfully unknown: Welcome to our Discovery Issue.