Mastermind Magazine 15

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In Mastermind 15, actor Margaret Qualley recounts the ways in which she possesses and relinquishes her characters, while filmmaker Luca Guadagnino welcomes us into his sumptuous cinematic universe. We travel to the historic Villa Medici in Rome and the ultra-modern Lanserhof health resort on the remote German island Sylt. A range of creative minds, including artist Theaster Gates, actor Fanny Ardant and author Ian McEwan, consider the role of reinvention in their life and work. Plus new fashion editorials by David Sims, Alasdair McLellan, Ethan James Green and Julien Martinez Leclerc.

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Mastermind Magazine 14

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In Mastermind 14, the remarkable Cate Blanchett reflects on her career of unforgettable performances on stage and on screen. As he marks 10 years at the helm of Louis Vuitton women’s collections, designer Nicolas Ghesquière discusses the nature of heritage and legacy. We catch up with director John Waters who, as always, remains one step ahead of the culture. Plus fashion editorials by Craig McDean, David Sims, Ethan James Green and more.

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Mastermind Magazine 13

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In Mastermind 13, the fearless French actor and director Maïwenn looks back at her career behind the camera and in front of it. We devote a chapter to all things superstitious and inexplicable, including interviews with Joyce Carol Oates and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. And photographer Jody Rogac presents a special portfolio of 11 portraits spanning a human century.

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Mastermind Magazine 12

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In Mastermind 12, Blackpink’s Rosé recalls how her bold leap of faith as a teenager led her to become part of the world’s most popular girl group. Christina Ricci reflects on her decades playing strange, unsettling characters, Stephen Fry gives us a master class in etiquette, and we venture inside the mind of photographer David Sims.

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Mastermind Magazine 11

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In Mastermind 11, we visit Penélope Cruz in her hometown, Madrid, where she reflects on a career portraying women filled with contradictions and dark secrets. A range of personalities including astronaut Thomas Pesquet, artist Ai Weiwei and actor Benoît Magimel discuss how they reckon with fear in their lives and work. And we take a memorable trip through the Irish country.

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Mastermind Magazine 10

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In Mastermind 10, we are granted a rare audience with one of cinema’s all-time greats, Anjelica Huston. Sofia Coppola reflects on her singular filmmaking journey and Tom Daley dives deep into the specificities of queer fatherhood, plus we consider the enduring American fascination with France.

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Mastermind Magazine 9

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In Mastermind 09, Natalia Vodianova considers how her family values have shaped her path in life. We get up close and personal with the living legend Patti Smith and meet the trailblazing French politician Christiane Taubira, before taking a journey through the world of Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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Mastermind Magazine 8

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In Mastermind 08, Léa Seydoux invites us into her cinematic universe, and John Legend ponders the power of music in times of despair. Two powerhouses of French cinema, actress Marina Foïs and director Christophe Honoré, hold a lively discussion on the female gaze and the limits of gender, while chef Yotam Ottolenghi serves up some of his irresistible dishes.

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Mastermind Magazine 7

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In Mastermind 07, Finn Wolfhard describes coming of age in the public eye, and two legends of French cinema – director André Téchiné and actress Catherine Deneuve – reflect on their remarkable 40-year working relationship. We meet Laura Harrier, the actress shaking up Hollywood, and grapple with what is unquestionably the most important issue of our time: the climate crisis.

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Mastermind Magazine 6

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In Mastermind 06, superstar siblings Willow and Jaden Smith reflect on the state of the world, Robyn and Noomi Rapace discuss their Swedish upbringings, and Isabelle Adjani reckons with her place in the French imagination. We head into the Japanese Alps to meet master artist and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto, and travel back in time, to Paris in 1981, to consider what remains of the era’s hopeful spirit.

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Mastermind Magazine 5

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In Mastermind 05, Claire Danes gives a master class on the art of coming undone, while Laetitia Casta and veteran French journalist Edwy Plenel share a probing, heartfelt discussion. We document China’s ‘Duplitecture’ phenomenon, chart the rise of modern-day witchcraft, and investigate plastic surgery among the young. We also delve inside the mind of Julien Dossena, the creative director bringing his progressive vision to Paco Rabanne.

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Mastermind Magazine 4

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In Mastermind 04, Kristen Stewart pleads her case to a former defense lawyer, and Karl Lagerfeld and Leïla Slimani bond over their deep love of literature. We travel to a ghost town in the middle of the Californian desert, the Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche shares excerpts from her diary, and we discover the dark and colorful past of author Edmund White.

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Mastermind Magazine 3

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In Mastermind 03, we document a tender moment between Oscar-winner Jennifer Connelly and her son, Stellan Bettany, while director Olivier Assayas and artist David Hockney hold a free-wheeling dialogue on art and its limitations. French author Emmanuel Carrère considers the nature of loyalty in his work, and we trace the many lives of Hollywood legend Yul Brynner.

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Mastermind Magazine 2

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In Mastermind 02, we travel to Japan to meet Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and are granted a rare audience with the master American photographer William Eggleston. We take readers on a hunt for the mysterious monsieur Martin Margiela, the author Siri Hustvedt writes frankly about America’s political sickness, and France’s literary wunderkind Edouard Louis considers writing as a means of resistance

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Mastermind Magazine 1

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In the debut issue of Mastermind, visionary designer Nicolas Ghesquière reflects on his journey from provincial France to the peak of global fashion, and master photographer Steven Meisel delves into his archives to curate a visual love letter to New York. The great Isabelle Huppert breaks down generational barriers, and we search for utopia through the lens of architects Riccardo Bofill and Sou Fujimoto.

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