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ROOTS • SHOCK • BEAUTY

AVANTgarden — October 2017, Issue #1.

Creative Director: FKA twigs

Photography and post production: R+D

Fashion Editor: Suzannah Pettigrew

Stylist: Matthew Josephs

HairStylist: Rio Sreedharan

Mua: Bea Sweet

Illustrator: Roxie Warder

Logo: Go De Jong

Models: Chanel Taylor, James Magee, Jourdan Copeland, Kaner Flex, Malick ‘Droid’, Naomi Kaji, Olivia Kaiafa, Rachellé Holland & Vanessa Ohenlen.

Advertisement from an 1989 issue of Jet magazine for Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. The film would go on to become the best selling music home video of all time

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On this day in music history: February 17, 1983 - Music superstar Michael Jackson appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The article titled “Michael Jackson: Life In The Magical Kingdom”, features an in depth interview with the very media shy pop superstar by journalist Gerri Hirshey conducted over the course of several days in the Fall of 1982. In the interview, Jackson talks about his past as a child star and about the current projects he is working on at the time which include the blockbuster album “Thriller” and the “E.T. Storybook Album”. The article reveals a not often seen side of the usually guarded Jackson, revealing himself to be sensitive and playful, but also very business savvy and highly ambitious. The cover photo taken by photographer Bonnie Schiffman is the first time Michael Jackson is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone since 1971, when The Jackson 5 are at the height of their success. The interview is the last major in print interview that Jackson grants during his career. The article is reprinted in the Rolling Stone anthology book “20 Years Of Rolling Stone: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been” in 1987, and in the Michael Jackson memorial commemorative issue that Rolling Stone publishes in July of 2009.