V Legends: Sebastian Faena

V Legends: Sebastian Faena

FOR THE 100TH ISSUE, V PAYS HOMAGE TO THE EDITORS, IMAGE-MAKERS, AND RULE-BREAKERS WHO HAVE SHAPED THE MAGAZINE. YOU CAN CALL THEM LEGENDS. HERE, PHOTOGRAPHER SEBASTIAN FAENA—WHO HAS JUST BEEN SIGNED TO IMG—REFLECTS ON HIS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH V.

FOR THE 100TH ISSUE, V PAYS HOMAGE TO THE EDITORS, IMAGE-MAKERS, AND RULE-BREAKERS WHO HAVE SHAPED THE MAGAZINE. YOU CAN CALL THEM LEGENDS. HERE, PHOTOGRAPHER SEBASTIAN FAENA—WHO HAS JUST BEEN SIGNED TO IMG—REFLECTS ON HIS PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH V.

Photography: Sebastian Faena

When the Generation X-centric Issue (V10) arrived in my Columbia dorm with the page I shot in it, I was 18 or so. That was my favorite memory, the happiest moment. No cover or 20-page story afterwards gave me as much joy as that one first big page. “Lady Lust” with Andrew Richardson at the Chelsea Hotel is my all time favorite, along with a story we shot around New York with Sarah Richardson and Jamie Bochert. Also “Cabin Fever” with Alastair McKimm and Carolyn Murphy in a farm. All my stories with Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele too—“Footballers Wives,” “Living Doll” with Valeria Lukyanova, “The Voice” with Celine Dion, “The Queen of Hip Hop,” “Ski Bunny,” and all the other ones. Those were great years. My covers with Carine Roitfeld for V78 (with Grimes, Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, Ava Smith, Thairine Garcia, and Kati Nescher) were such a dream. I even went to the printers to make sure they were printed right. My favorite thing I ever did for V, though, is the short film Those Wrecked By Success, starring Gigi Hadid.

This is an excerpt from V Legends: a special supplement to V100. To read the full compendium, order your copy of V100 here, or pick up your copy of the issue on stands now.

Jamie Bochert in Versace, styled by Sarah Richardson for V91.

Stephanie Seymour in Michael Kors, styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele for V76.

Cindy Crawford in Berluti, styled by Sarajane Hoare for V86.

Dree Hemingway in Ralph Lauren Collection, styled by

Clare Richardson for V62.

Ava Smith, Thairine Garcia, and Kati Nescher in Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesqui¨re, styled by Carine Roitfeld for V78.

Enikő Mihalik, Maryna Linchuk, and Constance Jablonski, styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele for V66.

Gigi Hadid, styled by Julia von Boehm for V96.

Joan Smalls in Nicole Miller and Jacob & Co., styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele for V73.

Matias, Federico, and Santiago in Chlo and Tommy Hilfiger for V10.

Kate Upton in Ralph Lauren, styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele for V76.

 Lady Gaga, styled by Nicola Formichetti for V60.

LINDA EVANGELISTA IN Y-3, STYLED BY SOFIA ACHAVAL FOR V61.

CELINE DION IN AZZEDINE ALAIA AND VERSACE, STYLED BY CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE FOR V79.

ZAHIA DEHAR IN DOLCE & GABBANA AND CHANEL, STYLED BY CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE FOR V70.

KATE UPTON IN MIU MIU, GUESS, DIOR, AND CHANEL, STYLED BY ANNA TREVELYAN FOR V100.

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