A TEAM: Paris-based designer Giambattista Valli has donned the guest editor cap for the latest edition of Belgium’s A Magazine, to be launched in tandem with the inauguration of Valli’s Paris flagship in late November. The issue, which will be distributed internationally in print and as an iPad app, is to explore definitions of beauty, with contributions from a variety of artists, photographers and style icons including Sasha Pivovarova, Nan Goldin and Chiara Clemente. A digital preview will go online Oct. 10. Typically a twice-yearly affair, A Magazine will return to its regular rhythm with the Valli edition. Since the release of the Proenza Schouler edition in June 2009, the magazine’s team has been sidetracked by the construction of a digital archive project, Ablogcuratedby.com, where each month an archive issue is rereleased online and blogged about for one month. Past designer curators of A Magazine include Yohji Yamamoto, Riccardo Tisci and Haider Ackermann. — M.S.
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