Titled "Spirit," the 58th issue of Visionaire promises to be a collectable. Dedicated to the late Alexander McQueen, artists including Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin have contributed content to the tome. Packaged in a hard case designed by the McQueen studio and wrapped in metallic brocade from the spring 2010 Plato's Atlantis collection, Visionaire #58 will be sold in a limited edition of 1,500 this June for $295. Furthermore, the paper stock is loose leaf sprinkled with wild flower seeds that, when planted with water, grow poppies and snap dragons for your very own McQueen-inspired garden.
“In 2003, McQueen came to our SoHo ofﬁce and gallery to discuss collaborating on an issue of Visionaire…an issue that never came to be. This is our tribute to him,” said Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean and James Kaliardos of Visionaire in a statement.