Holiday Magazine – Number 385: Dreaming Capri
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AND STYLE REVIEW
Holiday is an international, bi-annual publication. The team who conceives, designs and produces the magazine is based is in Paris. It is written in English, but its heart French.
Between 1946 and 1977, Holiday was one of the most exciting magazines in the United States. Renowned for its bold layout, literary credibility, and ambitious choice of photographers, Holiday portrayed the world like no other periodical. The premise was simple: send a writer and photographer to a specific location and ask them to capture their vision of the place without constraints of style, length or budget. Some of the most celebrated writing by Graham Greene, Joan Didion, Jack Kerouac and Truman Capote first appeared in the pages of Holiday. At the peak of its acclaim, the magazine had more than a million subscribers.
In 2014, after a thirty-seven year hiatus, Holiday returned at the behest of Parisian art director Franck Durand. This new Holiday remains faithful to the essence, aesthetic and sense of journalistic adventure of its forebear, but in a format that also celebrates fashion. Editorials shot by industry-leading photographers, and emerging talents alike, coexist beautifully with the work of today's top literary voices. And true to its original concept, Holiday still sends contributors afield to produce a portrait of place that is at once intimate and timeless.
After a journey to Egypt, Holiday magazine heads to Italy, setting its sights on Capri and Naples. Leafing through its pages, you'll discover new places, little-known landscapes and unexpected characters amid the famous faces and iconic settings.
Photographers Bruce Weber, Robbie Lawrence, Eddie Wrey, Matthieu Salvaing, Quentin de Briey and Angelo Pennetta all deliver their visions of the myths of the Amalfi Coast, while Robi Rodriguez captures an Italian apparition, and Inez & Vinoodh focus on the joyous grace of Kendall Jenner.
On the writing front, novelist Arthur Dreyfus happily loses himself under the sun, François Simon casts an epicurean eye on the coast, Madeleine Speed asks the Neapolitans about food and endurance, Addison Nugent goes to Capri and wonders what's behind the legend, and Jéromine Savignon recalls the insular days of Rudolf Nureyev. Arthur Cerf recounts the filming of Godard's Contempt, while Carla Bruni reveals her Italian side in a journey down memory lane.