Purple #38: The 30yrs Issue
230 x 320 mm, hardbound
Paris, France (English-language)
Editor-in-chief and creative director: Olivier Zahm
Design and art director: Gianni Oprandi
Purple has morphed a fair bit since its 1992 inception as a rejoinder to all that late-80s airbrushed glamour and fashion fromage. The significantly smaller Purple Prose gained some serious heft and took the fashion bull by the horns in the ensuing decades, dropping the ‘prose’ and growing not just in terms of scale and pages, but in its significance among the heavyweight bi-annuals. Now, 30 years on, the magazine has established itself as a classic. This issue celebrates the past, present, and future of Purple.
This is the 30YRS issue. (With 19 different covers in total, oh la la...)