Kristin Prim

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Kristin Prim
Born (1993-12-24) December 24, 1993 (age 23)
New York City, New York
Residence New York City, New York
Occupation Fine Artist, Editor-in-Chief of Prim Magazine and A23

Kristin Prim (born December 24, 1993) is an American visual artist, model, and the editor in chief and founder of A23, The Provocateur, and Prim Magazine.[1][2][3] Prim attended Parsons School of Design, where she majored in Design and Management.[4]

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Prim Magazine[edit]

Prim Magazine was founded by Prim in April 2008 at the age of 14, with the financial backing of her parents.[5] This qualified her as the youngest print publication editor worldwide.[6] Prim Magazine has collaborated with designers among the likes of Jeremy Scott, Vena Cava, A.F. Vandevorst, Rad Hourani, and Ohne Titel.[5][7] Its last edition, N°11, stars top model Dioni Tabbers on the cover photographed by the London photographer, Masayuki Ichinose.


In 2015, Prim founded A23, a hardcover biannual art book that commissions nine fine artists to contribute original work to each edition. Its first themed volume, The Mysticism of the Female, included works from artists Mary Beth Edelson, Theo Adams, Luciano Castelli, Heide Hatry, Katarzyna Kozyra, Annegret Soltau, Nil Yalter, Shary Boyle, and Natacha Merritt.[1] A23 is "named after the divination of the Aces, Twos, and Threes of the Minor Arcana" and "highlights the talent of nine fine artists and their 'personal ideologies, experiences, and dogmas in an archival visual manner.'"[8]

The Provocateur[edit]

In early 2016, Prim launched The Provocateur, a digital archive of handwritten letters written by venerated females within the arts to fellow women.[9] With new letters published each Monday, The Provocateur is a feminist project in scope, calling on culture's leading women to lend articles of advice to young women. The Provocateur has included collaborators such as Janet Mock, Shirley Manson, Paz de la Huerta, Myla Dalbesio, Nancy Jo Sales, Floria Sigismondi, and Amanda Palmer.[10]

Fine Artwork[edit]

In mid-2013 Prim released a limited collective oeuvre of her fine artwork, varying from photography to paintings and typewritten works.[11] In a 2013 interview with Volt Magazine, Prim discussed the themes and inspirations behind her work, often involving androgyny, martyrdom, sexuality, gender, and the female form.[12]


Prim has starred in Nike and Diesel campaigns with Sky Ferreira.[6][13] Prim has also become the focus of photographs by fashion photographers among the likes of Yvan Rodic of Facehunter, Phil Oh of Street Peeper, Mark "The Cobra Snake" Hunter, and Patrick McMullan.[14][15]

In April 2008, Prim was first featured by Teen Vogue after being eyed by editor in chief Amy Astley, and print appearances soon followed. In December 2009 she appeared in French Glamour. Since then, she has been featured in ELLE Italia, ELLE Korea, The Daily Mail, The Times, The Guardian, Refinery29, Fashion TV, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, Vogue Italia, Guest of a Guest, i-D, Volt Magazine, Dazed, Folha de S. Paulo, Garage Magazine, Dolly Magazine, and international Vogues and ELLEs for her personal style and work.[16]

She was recently named a "Vogueista" by Vogue Italia along with Tavi Gevinson.[17] In May 2011, Prim modeled in Bulgari's Save the Children campaign.[18] In mid-2012, Prim starred in Nicole Miller's Holiday 2012 campaign.[19]

Prim has become a front row fixture at New York Fashion Week, sitting at shows such as VPL, Nicole Miller, Rad Hourani, Cynthia Steffe, Charlotte Ronson, Moncler, Ohne Titel, Custo Barcelona, Betsey Johnson, Bill Blass, and The Blonds.[5][14]


  1. ^ a b Newell-Hanson, Alice (August 4, 2015). "Kristin Prim Has Been Building a Feminist Publishing Empire Since She was Thirteen". i-D Magazine. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ Adeeyo, Dara (April 9, 2010). "Kristin Prim". Teen Vogue. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ Baldwin, Megan (March 18, 2009). "A High-End Fashion Glossy from a 15-year-old Prodigy". Refinery29. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff, Parsons (September 29, 2015). "Fearless Fashion Editor Kristin Prim Encourages Creativity". The New School. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Kazemi, Alex (April 13, 2010). "INTERVIEW: Kristin Prim, 16-Year-Old Editor of Prim Magazine". Fashion Indie. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Magazine, Garage (November 2014). "Gotham Girls". Garage Magazine. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ Gregory, Julian (August 17, 2010). "Prim Magazine Issue 11 Preview". FTape. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ Zane, Nicole (August 10, 2015). "Kristin Prim's Vision Of Contemporary Art And Feminism In The Digital Age". The Wild Magazine. Retrieved November 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kristin Prim and The Provocateur's letters". Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  10. ^ "Kristin Prim Launches Website Full Of Dope Feminist Letters | Fashion Magazine | News. Fashion. Beauty. Music. |". OYSTER. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  11. ^ Li, Rocky (June 26, 2013). "Interview with Kristin Prim". Third Looks. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  12. ^ Mandy, Angelica (November 29, 2013). "Kristin Prim". Volt Magazine. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ Sherman, Laura (July 10, 2010). "Kristin Prim and Sky Ferreira to Star in Diesel's Spring 2011 Campaign". Fashionista. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b Kazemi, Alex (March 13, 2010). "FRONT ROW STYLE: Kristin Prim". Fashion Indie. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  15. ^ Oh, Phil (October 12, 2010). "Kristin Prim, Chelsea Piers". Street Peeper. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  16. ^ Levett, Cathy (July 15, 2010). "Daily Style Phile: Kristin Prim". Street Peeper. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  17. ^ Sabbadini, Micol (September 17, 2010). "Voguistas". Vogue Italia. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  18. ^ Staff, StyleList (May 2, 2011). "Bulgari and Save the Children". AOL StyleList. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 
  19. ^ Miller, Nicole (March 13, 2012). "Kristin Prim x Nicole Miller, Holiday 2012". Nicole Miller. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 

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