La Vie Boheme By Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Wearing leather, mesh, and metallic hardware, let Parker van Noord transport you to a rock’n’roll bohemia.
Today, we’re bringing you back the VMAN44 cover star Parker Van Noord, lensed by the legendary Jean-Baptiste Mondino and styled by our very own Fashion Director Gro Curtis for VMAN 46. Honoring the prolific work that Mondino has forged over the course of his life-long career, this project is, in a way, a coming-together of several generations.
Most notably, Mondino has previously worked with Parker’s own father, the late-model, and actor Andre Van Noord who tragically passed away back in 2018. Nevertheless, Parker continued to follow in his father’s footsteps and has taken the ever-evolving fashion and modeling industries by storm.
“[Parker] has a very mysterious charisma about him, and he really inspires you,” says Gro Curtis, V Magazine and VMan‘s Fashion Director. “He’s one of the rare male models. He’s not just standing in front of the lens; it’s more than that.”
In this latest story, Parker is shot donning a plethora of chrome jewelry and punk-inspired clothing pieces, conjuring up an image of Mick Jagger and other rock stars of the late 20th century. “I think the connection between Van Noord and Mondino was very obvious to me,” Curtis continues. “Mondino is a legend; he shot the videos for Prince, for David Bowie — so when we talk about rock royalty, you cannot not think about him because he photographed it.”
Check out the newly-shot editorial below, taking note of Gro’s personal favorites — the Louis Vuitton jacket and AMI looks: “It was very masculine, but it was also very androgynous— it’s just a very specific energy, and I guess I was trying to evoke that. It’s like digging into the past; it’s a very nostalgic story.”