Fabien Baron has redesigned some of the most famous publications in the world, including Harper’s Bazaar and French Vogue. He talks to Jacob Bernstein about reinventing Andy Warhol’s Interview and doing a new book with Madonna.
Fabien Baron’s office on New York's Hudson Street is the cleanest thing you’ve ever seen. There’s a flat-screen TV on the wall in the waiting room and a couple of loveseats to sit on, but everything is white. The walls are white. The seats are white. The coffee table is white. It’s almost like a doctor’s office, except that the man who works here with his staff of 35 doesn’t diagnose illnesses: He cures design problems.
Baron’s said to be working on another coffee table book with the singer now - a massive retrospective of the queen of reinvention as photographed over the years by everyone from Herb Ritts to Steven Klein. 'I’m not sure I’m supposed to talk about it yet,' he says, with characteristic self-restraint.
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