Visionaire is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions. Since its founding in 1991, Visionaire has offered a forum for works by both famous and emerging artists from around the world as well as personalities, fashion designers, art directors, and image-makers. Published 3 times a year, Visionaire features a different theme and format with each issue. Artists work in collaboration with Visionaire to produce interpretations on a theme, and are given unparalleled freedom to push Visionaire’s original formats.
The issue's price often reflects its format. For example, issue no.18, the "Fashion Special", contained a Louis Vuitton pouch within its own leather and was reportedly sold at an auction for $5,000. The price can also be an indication as to the limited number in distribution; it often fluctuates based on available inventory.
Visionaire also has a monthly, wide-circulation magazine called V, edited by Stephen Gan, which focuses on art, culture, and fashion. Past contributors have included Tama Janowitz, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Stephane Sednaoui, and Karl Lagerfeld. Interview subjects have included Joan Didion, Salman Rushdie, and Norman Mailer.
In fall 2003, Visionaire began publishing yet another quarterly magazine called VMAN, which specifically targets men. Its covers feature celebrities such as Ryan Gosling, Josh Hartnett, Hayden Christensen, and David Beckham.
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- Official website
- Artkrush.com interview with Visionaire editor and co-founder Cecilia Dean