3-D DETAILS: Steven Klein will be shooting all of Details' upcoming covers, though don't expect a major shake-up of the current visual formula. "Given the competitive landscape of magazines, they need to be commercial in order to sell," said Details editor in chief Dan Peres. "Steven brings real three-dimensional quality to a cover shot and makes it beautiful, but the real aesthetic will come with the images inside the magazine. I wouldn't imagine you're going to see a thematic change in what our covers are like."
WWD reported in February that the magazine ended its relationship with longtime photographer Tom Munro.
This marks a return for Klein, who shot for Details in the early days of its relaunch. "I didn't understand how to run a magazine at the time, and creatively there were other people involved," said Peres on why that relationship ended. "It took a while for me to understand what I wanted to do creatively and have control to do that." He said the move would not mark a return to the more pointed gay themes of that era. "I think there is an erotic — not a homoerotic — nature to Steven's photographs, whether he's shooting women or men," he said. "I agree [with some critics], I think some of those early images probably went a little too far. Over the course of this past year, we've had the chance to talk about this, and we're on the same page."