Kim Jones guest-edits Harper's Bazaar's first men's magazine in 50 years

Kim Jones on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Men. Credit: Instagram - @mrkimjones

Kim Jones has guest-edited Harper's Bazaar's first men's magazine in more than 50 years.

The special print supplement is dedicated solely to men's style and inspired by the original Men's Bazaar publication which was released in the 1960s.

Jones, artistic director of Dior Homme, took to Instagram to reveal his new gig and share the five special covers of the magazine, which feature himself and musicians Maluma, Travis Scott, J Balvin, and Orville Peck wearing pieces from the French fashion house.

"I'm happy to announce the first @harpersbazaarus men's issue guest edited by Me!" he wrote alongside the snaps.

In his editorial for the magazine, the 40-year-old designer explained that he was inspired to create the diverse and inclusive covers for the men's issue by late fashion illustrator and photographer Antonio Lopez.

"He's an absolute hero of mine; I would have loved to have met him," Jones wrote. "I was thinking about his New York, about the mix and diversity of the people Antonio photographed and drew in the 1970s and Eighties - the vibrancy and energy, the freedom - and I wanted to capture some of that in these images and reflect it through fashion for now."

He went on to reveal that he picked Latinx musicians Maluma and Balvin because they "look like Antonio boys" and noted that if the late photographer were alive today, he would be a huge fan of rapper Scott.

"As for Orville Peck, I love both his image and the messages behind his music," he added.

A spokesperson for Harper's Bazaar owners Hearst said the men's supplement will most likely be a quarterly edition, with different guest editors.

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