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The 25th Anniversary Issue.

Dazed’s biggest-ever issue is out today – celebrating 25 years of independence with our ultimate fantasy issue

Marking 25 years of Dazed as a leading independent force, the autumn/winter 2016 issue celebrates the creatives we feel are truly radical in print. We invite past fashion directors to lens their ultimate cover star, host impossible conversations between cultural agenda-setters, and pay tribute to the editors and Dazed alumni that, from 1991 to today, have always been just a bunch of weirdos at heart. Going way beyond a mere tribute to the last 25 years, this is our ultimate fantasy issue. Happy birthday, Dazed!

With nine covers, this milestone issue showcases the diversity of voices influencing culture, celebrating the individuals who are proud to be different. In a special shoot reuniting Dazed co-founder Rankin and its first fashion director Katie Grand, girl-gen phenomenon Gigi Hadid takes over Dazed’s Old Street offices – with an interview by Lila Moss Hack and Stella Jones. Captured by Ryan McGinley and styled by Karen Langley in a dreamlike shoot, FKA twigs discusses self-empowerment and the power of dance with kindred spirit and Prince muse Damaris Lewis. In a special bringing together two fearless voices shaping youth culture, Amandla Stenberg interviews her friend Willow Smith to celebrate her Chanel ambassadorship, talking gender fluidity and inspiring girls to uplift themselves alongside a shoot by Ben Toms in a technicolour dream world.

Kate Moss also returns to Dazed in a punk special featuring archived Vivienne Westwood from Kim Jones’ personal collection, as styled by Alister Mackie and shot by Ethan James Green. Dazed are also introducing Sasha Lane, the breakout American Honey actress looking to shed a little hippy light on the Hollywood establishment, while British model-of-the-moment Jean Campbell blows up balloons and puts on her party hat for a Burberry special in photographer Roe Ethridge’s signature off-kilter style.

Among the cult names celebrated in this issue of Dazed is the ‘postmodern artist’ better known as Pamela Anderson. Shot by Zoe Ghertner, and interviewed by editor-in-chief Isabella Burley, the icon talks deconstructing – then reconstructing – her personal mythology. Elsewhere, Arizonian model Natalie Westling parties with London’s next creative wave in a surreal birthday bash lensed by cult photographer Walter Pfeiffer. Finally, the all-American nightmare, Marilyn Manson, tells us why he can’t help getting a bloodlust, starring in a Club Kids retrospective by Terry Richardson and former Dazed creative director Nicola Formichetti.

Inside the pages of the issue, Dazed friends and family from Donatella Versace to Jazz Jennings, Karl Lagerfeld to Jake Chapman, send us handwritten birthday notes; we turn the lens on the magazine’s teenage fans in a special UK readers shoot; and Dazed image makers past and present submit a single photo to outline their vision of the future in a special photographic portfolio.

Elsewhere, RuPaul and Dolly Parton talk hair, happiness and what’s in their hearts in a hilarious head-to-head; model misfit Molly Bair is an 18th-century punk in a Roe Ethridge-lensed Comme des Garçons special; Julia Cummings opens up on her punk influences and proudest moments, while Abra describes the journey that gave her a new assertive energy in an after-dark Balmain special. 

Natalie Westling shot by Walter Pfeiffer, fashion Robbie Spencer

Pamela Anderson shot by Zoe Ghertner, fashion Emma Wyman

Willow Smith shot by Ben Toms, fashion Robbie Spencer

Jean Campbell shot by Roe Ethridge, fashion Robbie Spencer

Marilyn Manson shot by Terry Richardson, fashion Nicola Formichetti

Sasha Lane shot by Sean & Seng, fashion Elizabeth Fraser-Bell

FKA twigs shot by Ryan McGinley, fashion Karen Langley 

Kate Moss shot by Ethan James Green, fashion Alister Mackie

Gigi Hadid shot by Rankin, fashion Katie Grand

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