August 30 2014

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3 posts tagged "Gert Jonkers"

Nothing Comes Between Me And My…Fantastic Mans?


Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom of the must-read men’s mag Fantastic Man are no strangers to collaboration—they’ve already teamed up with Parfums Byredo on a fragrance. Their new joint venture, with Sweden’s White Briefs Company, provides the next step in the man’s wardrobe: underwear. “We all need underwear,” Jonkers explains to Opening Ceremony, where the three-piece collection—a brief, a tee, and a tank—are now in stock. “It’s a nice necessity.” (The pieces are all in white cotton mesh, making them also a pretty bare necessity.) As it turns out, you can take the editors out of the magazine, but you can’t take the magazine out of the editors—the duo oversaw the design and execution of the skivvies’ packaging, too, with Andreas Larsson shooting and FM‘s Jodie Barnes styling.


Blasblog: Go Gentle Into That Good Night


For two guys who started the crotch-baring, NSFW, gay—make that very gay—magazine BUTT, Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom are far more well mannered than you might expect. They’ve even gone so far as to call their new women’s magazine The Gentlewoman—paging Miss Prim! But even if their first and latest mags—a glossier, more fashion-oriented men’s title, Fantastic Man, came in the middle—aren’t exactly kissing cousins, a smart, chic sensibility unites them. No crotches were bared at the quintessentially Parisian launch party, held in a salon in the Saint-Germain last night, but the design and edit crowds gathered to sip Champagne and toast newly minted editor in chief Penny Martin (pictured, left, with Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Brian Phillips, and Jonkers) and cover girl Phoebe Philo, shot by David Sims with a proper Celine scarf knotted around her neck. (“She brought that with her,” Jonkers reports, “but it’s vintage. I imagine she took it out of the archives, or maybe she bought it on eBay.”) Philo is the gentlewoman to a tee, say the editors. “We’re already thinking of the next issue, and who would be good,” Jonkers went on. “But it’s true, a good gentlewoman is hard to find.” Van Bennekom, sadly, wasn’t feeling up to snuff at his opening; he had a cold and decided to duck out from the party early. On his way out, though, he was kind enough to refuse kisses and would only shake hands after a dose of disinfectant. “I don’t want to get anyone sick! That would not be very gentlemanly, or gentlewomanly, either.”

Photo: Jacques Habbah

Blasblog From Moscow: More Chic-sters Arrive In The Russian Capital


David Lynch and Christian Louboutin have been working Moscow into a tizzy with the opening of their collaboration, an exhibit of kinky pictures and kinkier shoes called Fetish, at the Garage, Dasha Zhukova’s Center for Contemporary Culture here. We’ve already reported on Tuesday night’s party, but yesterday the chic set continued to multiply. Spotted fresh as a daisy in Rodarte—despite the overnight flight—was Visionaire‘s Cecilia Dean, pictured above with Fantastic Man‘s Gert Jonkers. Touring the Garage with her was Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, and later in the evening, a whole slew of Parisian party animals—Olivier Zahm and Le Baron’s André and their requisite entourage—showed up for dinner at a restaurant called The Most, which is a fitting name for a dining establishment in a place like this, we think. Turns out everyone is coming to town for a special MasterCard-sponsored weekend of art and fashion called Cycles and Seasons. Check back for more updates.



Photo: Derek Blasberg