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April 19 2014

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Blasblog: Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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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