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AJ Abualrub & Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 by Damien Neva

Wack editorials exist. They’re regularly phoned in to monthlies, quarterlies, biannuals, and supplements alike — makeweight content to fill the space between adverts. Occasionally, however in the hoary heights of Magazine Mountain, a story catches my eye and whips me into a hyperbolic froth. This morning I might not be at full-foam, but all the same I am very much feeling this GQ Style Italy story by photographer Kai Z Feng featuring Ford Men’s AJ Abualrub and Paolo Anchisi. Titled “White Gang Riot” the Andrea Tenerani-styled editorial makes inspired use of scarves, the sort of which was previously only thought possible from a flash magician. The riot begins to take shape with AJ wearing a leather jacket and trousers by Louis Vuitton with a scarf by Ermenegildo Zegna and Paolo wearing a leather jacket by Prada with shirt, jeans, and scarf also by Ermenegildo Zegna. The occasional blurred movement of the subjects, a reflection of scarves in the wind, imbue the pictures with an impressionist grain that recalls a photo development process long since abandoned. The shot of a shirtless AJ in mid-step wearing a trench coat, jeans, and belt by Prada, shoes by Church’s, and scarf by Paul Smith exemplifies everything I love about this story from the period lighting and styling down to the model’s smart new haircut. Wack editorials will always exist, but thankfully for this exercise Kai Z Feng made this white gang an actual riot.

Please visit GQ Italia online to see an exclusive backstage video shot on the set of “White Gang Riot.”

Credits include: Publication, GQ Style Italy Primavera-Estate 2011 №15; Title, “White Gang Riot”; Photography, Kai Z Feng; Styling, Andrea Tenerani; Fashion contributor, Vilnius; Hair, Tuan Anh Tran at L’Atelier NYC; Makeup, Frankie Boyd at B Agency NY; Casting, Vanessa Contini; Fashion assistant, Jonathan Zakarya.

AJ Abualrub & Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub & Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub & Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub & Paolo Anchisi | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

Paolo Anchisi & AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

Paolo Anchisi & AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)

AJ Abualrub | GQ Style Italy P/E 2011 (Photography: Kai Z Feng)


3 Comments so far
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Amazinf pics!

Comment by Lars Sjöberg

Talk about making someone’s day! This just made mine!

Comment by TeeVanity

You’re right, this editorial catches the eye!
Particularly the AJ Abualrub photos!

Comment by RedCat430




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