Welcome aboard AIR CR. Fasten your seatbelt as we celebrate the joys of travel!
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I was introduced to the world of fashion by my uncle Bob, who was a tailor. My dad would take me with him for his fittings for custom-made outfits and I would read all the fashion magazines he had laying around. I obsessively studied the images of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, the illustrations of Antonio Lopez and Tony Viramontes, and the designs of Azzedine Alaïa and Willi Smith. My obsession with magazines had been unleashed. I discovered the runways of New York, Paris, London, and Milan, and one day dreamed of going to all of these fashion capitals to experience the excitement firsthand. I collected everything. Luckily, my mom worked for an airline and our first family trip abroad was to Rome. This was very exceptional for a middle-class Black family, and I have been bitten by the travel bug ever since. I have my parents to thank for that. Flying then was a formal affair and we would actually go shopping for our outfits just for the plane. For me, travel and fashion have always gone hand in hand, and dressing for comfort as well as for style has always been just as exciting as the flight itself.
As an international DJ, my childhood experiences have served me well, because many times I have had to jump straight off the plane and right into the DJ booth, so what I wear has to have as much impact as possible. Social media has also changed the way we dress for flying. Storytelling from our homes to the mile high club and onto our final destination has given us all a chance to have fun with fashion while traveling.
I am so honored to be the captain and guest editor of this issue of CR. I have been a fan of Carine’s work ever since I saw her editorial in French Glamour with Mario Testino and Nadja Auermann. I have collected every issue of Vogue Paris under her tenure and her eye continues to inspire me. It’s been a joy to sit in on weekly zoom meetings with the editorial team and curate fashion shoots and layouts with all the amazing artists, models, and photographers that celebrate beauty and style while traveling. Even though COVID-19 has put most travel on hold for the moment, we can still dream and fly in our imagination and look forward to how fun and how glamorous it will be to travel again. Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Boarding is complete!
—HONEY DIJON, SPECIAL GUEST EDITOR
CREATIVE CONSULTANT: EDOUARD RISSELET
CREATIVE DIRECTION: CARINE ROITFELD
HAIR: PIERRE SAINT SEVER & OLIVIER SCHAWALDER
MAKEUP: AURORE GIBRIEN
NAILS: CAM TRAN
SET DESIGN: NICOLA SCARLINO
PRODUCTION: JIM SCHACHMES
ART DIRECTION: OLIVIER SHAW
PHOTOGRAPHER: LOUIE BANKS
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