Interview Magazine, Founded By Andy Warhol in 1969, Shutters Doors, Will Declare Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Interview Magazine, the iconic arts and culture publication, is folding, handwriting that was on the wall a few months ago, when Interview abandoned its offices in a landlord-tenant dispute over unpaid rent, followed by a lawsuit filed in early May by Fabien Baron, Interview's former editorial director. Ezra Marcus, an associate editor at the magazine, said by email with the New York Times on Monday, that the staff was notified earlier in the morning that Interview, founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, was closing and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. 

Interview was purchased by Brant Publications in 1989, two years after Andy Warhol died. Billionaire Peter M. Brant is a contemporary art collector married to former top model and Victoria's Secret pre-Angels muse Stephanie Seymour. 

The May 2 lawsuit filed against Interview by former editorial director Fabien Baron and his wife, stylist Ludivine Poiblanc, cited more than $600,000 in unpaid invoices. Baron -- the former creative director of Calvin Klein and now head of ad agency Baron & Baron -- resigned after nearly 10 years as editorial director. Sources say that Karl Templer, who left his position as Interview’s creative director, was owed at least $280,000.  Templer was also mentioned in the Boston Globe's winter expose on sexual harassment of models. 

Jessica Chastain Talks Patriarchy & Boys Club In 'Molly's Game' In WSJ Magazine's Talents and Legends Issue

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Jessica Chastain Talks Patriarchy & Boys Club In 'Molly's Game' In WSJ Magazine's Talents and Legends Issue

Actor Jessica Chastain covers the February 2018 issue of WSJ Magazine's annual Talents and Legends issue. Ludivine Poiblanc styles Chastain in elegant, draped looks from Proenza Schouler, Max Mara, Loewe and more, lensed by Annemarieke Van Drimmelen in a sepia-tone retro mood. 

Chastain is interviewed by Leslie Bennetts in 'How Jessica Chastain Is Changing the Hollywood Game'. One of Hollywood's most ardent feminists and a co-founder of the new 'Time's Up' campaign and foundation, the happily-married actor zeroes in on her incredible performance in 'Molly's Game'.

Artist Conie Vallese Is Lensed By Josh Olins For WSJ Magazine August 2017

Artist Conie Vallese Is Lensed By Josh Olins For WSJ Magazine August 2017

Argentinia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Conie Vallese is styled by Ludivine Poiblanc in 'True Colours', lensed by Josh Olins for WSJ Magazine August 2017./ Hair by James Pecis; makeup by Sally Branka

Madewell profiled Vallese in April 2017. Read on. 

Adwoa Aboah Is Lensed By Josh Olins For Dior Magazine #19 Summer 2017

Adwoa Aboah Is Lensed By Josh Olins For Dior Magazine #19 Summer 2017

Adwoa Aboah is a Ghanaian-British fashion model, feminist activist, and Gurl Talk founder --just the kind of woman who define's Dior's 'new look' under Maria Grazia Chiuri. Adwoa is styled by Ludivine Poiblanc in rich looks lensed by Josh Olins for Dior Magazine #19 Summer 2017./ Hair by Rudi Lewis; makeup by Maki Ryoke

Kris Grikaite Is 'Suited Up' In Menswear Looks By Daniel Jackson For Vogue China May 2017

Kris Grikaite Is 'Suited Up' In Menswear Looks By Daniel Jackson For Vogue China May 2017

Model Kris Grikaite is styled in menswear looks by Ludivine Poiblanc for 'Suited Up'. Photographer Daniel Jackson is in the studio for Vogue China May 2017./ Hair by Esther Langham; makeup by Hannah Murray