Today, we’re bringing you back the VMAN44 cover star Parker Van Noord, lensed by the legendary Jean-Baptiste Mondino and styled by our very own Fashion Director Gro Curtis for VMAN 46. Honoring the prolific work that Mondino has forged over the course of his life-long career, this project is, in a way, a coming-together of several generations.

Most notably, Mondino has previously worked with Parker’s own father, the late-model, and actor Andre Van Noord who tragically passed away back in 2018. Nevertheless, Parker continued to follow in his father’s footsteps and has taken the ever-evolving fashion and modeling industries by storm.

“[Parker] has a very mysterious charisma about him, and he really inspires you,” says Gro Curtis, V Magazine and VMan‘s Fashion Director. “He’s one of the rare male models. He’s not just standing in front of the lens; it’s more than that.”

In this latest story, Parker is shot donning a plethora of chrome jewelry and punk-inspired clothing pieces, conjuring up an image of Mick Jagger and other rock stars of the late 20th century. “I think the connection between Van Noord and Mondino was very obvious to me,” Curtis continues. “Mondino is a legend; he shot the videos for Prince, for David Bowie — so when we talk about rock royalty, you cannot not think about him because he photographed it.”

Check out the newly-shot editorial below, taking note of Gro’s personal favorites — the Louis Vuitton jacket and AMI looks: “It was very masculine, but it was also very androgynous— it’s just a very specific energy, and I guess I was trying to evoke that. It’s like digging into the past; it’s a very nostalgic story.”



Parker wears top Dsquared2, Pants AMI, Scarf Celine by Hedi Slimane, Belt Chrome Hearts, Jewelry on right: Bracelet and pinky ring Galerie Argiles, Rings Chrome Hearts Jewelry on left: Bracelets Fabrice, Pinky rings Cartier, Ring Chrome Hearts
Top Emporio Armani Scarf Charvet, Necklace (on top and bottom) Fabrice, Necklace (in middle) Gachon Pothier, Jewelry on left: Bracelets Fabrice, Ring Chrome Hearts, Jewelry on right: Bracelet and pinky ring Fabrice, Rings Chrome Hearts
Top Bottega Veneta, Bracelets Fabrice, Rings Chrome Hearts
Jacket Louis Vuitton, Necklace (worn on chest), Galerie Argiles, Pants and belt his own
All clothing Celine by Hedi Slimane, Scarf (worn as belt) Charvet, Bracelet Galerie Argiles, Necklace Fabrice
Top Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Pants and earring Dsquared2, Coat (tied on waist) Y/Project, Scarf Celine by Hedi Slimane, Top necklace Chrome Hearts, Middle necklace Gachon Pothier, Bottom necklace Galerie Argiles, Bracelets Fabrice, Rings Chrome Hearts
All clothing and boots AMI, Necklace Galerie Argiles, Bracelet Fabrice, Belt and rings Chrome Hearts
All clothing Gucci, Earring Dsquared2, Top and middle necklace Gachon Pothier, Stone and bottom necklace Galerie Argiles, Jewelry on right: top bracelet Fabrice, Middle bracelet Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Bottom bracelet and pinky ring Galerie Argiles, Ring Chrome Hearts, Jewelry on left: Bracelets Fabrice, Ring Chrome Hearts
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