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Chace Crawford on the cover of  V Man

Chace Crawford on the cover of V Man.

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CHACE-ING WINTER: Chace Crawford of “Gossip Girl,” styled as a Fifties matinee teen idol, is on the cover of V Man’s first winter issue. “Basically, we polled everyone on who should be on the cover and nine out of 10 people said Chace,” said editor in chief Stephen Gan, adding he had no idea how many “hard-core” fashion people watched the show. “Everyone thinks he’s the next big thing.” Mario Testino shot Crawford for the cover and also served as guest editor for the issue. “He wanted to do something different and show his take on men and masculinity,” said Gan, who is also creative director of Harper’s Bazaar. “He is always one to push the boundaries and this issue is no different.”

“I grew up in a place and time in which the idea of a man was quite limited by the conceptions of the people who had lived before me,” Testino wrote in the magazine. “The ’60s and ’70s were revolutionary years in many parts of the world, but growing up in Peru, I had to fight against people’s preconceived ideas.” Testino shot around 60 pages for the issue, which includes approximately 35 ad pages. “No one thought this would happen — that we could publish this now,” added Gan. “The men’s market is smaller than it is for women, but I think we could do even better for spring.” — Amy Wicks

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