CR MEN’S BOOK UNVEILS ISSUE 6 COVER FEATURING ATHLETES

RHEED MCCRACKEN & LIAM MALONE PHOTOGRAPHED BY STEVEN KLEIN

On Newsstands March 6th

CR Men's Book Issue 6 by Steven Klein

Carine Roitfeld’s CR Men’s Book releases its 6th issue featuring athletes Rheed McCracken and Liam Malone shot by Steven Klein. This marks the first fashion cover for both athletes.

“Just doing it”, a mantra of editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld, has morphed into the theme for her latest Men’s Book, launching March 6th.  This mantra has led her to evaluate the greater obstacles the world is facing – the physical, financial, institutional and emotional barriers to success and achievement in a forever changing and extremely competitive environment.

Roitfeld became inspired after learning more about the Paralympic Games and being introduced to two of the Games’ most celebrated athletes, Rheed McCracken and Liam Malone. She immediately invited both athletes to New York for a shoot with Steven Klein, who captures the young men in their rawness and physical intensity for a feature titled, “The Bionic Men”.

“Rheed and Liam expressed a hesitance to be labeled as anything other than deeply committed and accomplished athletes,” said Roitfeld. “Their resistance to categorization and their insistence on being valued purely on merit are qualities I find so admirable.”

Photographer Steven Klein adds, “Mind over matter and perseverance is evident in Rheed and Liam, whose challenges never stopped from being heroes and examples for myself and others to have great appreciation for one’s gifts.”

Throughout the pages of CR Men’s Book Issue 6, Roitfeld celebrates these beliefs that these two honorable men represent and work vigorously to uphold. This issue features the dynamic mentor-mentee relationship of former NFL player Dale Moss and Special Olympics champion Danny Davila in a story titled “Can & Able”, a story on the controversial gene-editing technology called CRISPR, the importance of the “gym-buddy” relationship, and the psyche behind online gaming. Roitfeld and her team of up-and-coming stylists combine designers such as Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton with athletic wear from Champion, American Apparel, Nike and Adidas, pinning down spring 2018’s essential pieces. The issue also features UFC break-out star Mickey Gall andStranger Things actor Dacre Montgomery shot by Mario Sorrenti.

Roitfeld alongside her creative direction team, The Style Council (TSC), has teamed up with an impressive roster of photographers including Petra Collins, Sloan Laurits, Jack Pierson, Jamie Morgan, and Anna Victoria Best and stylists including Mac Huelster, Paul Sinclaire, Tom Van Dorpe, Gary Armstrong, Michael Vendola and Ron Hartleben to help the pages of this issue come to life.

Visit www.crfashionbook.com today to pre-order CR Men’s Book Issue 6 and be among the first to receive it when it ships in March.

About CR Fashion Book

CR Fashion Book, is the source for the latest fashion trends, beauty tips, celebrity news, and more from the creative mind of Carine Roitfeld. CR Fashion Book, now part of CR Fashion Book Ltd. led by president, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, is the third issue to be produced by PubWorX. Hearst Magazines Digital Media is CR Fashion Book’s digital publishing partner.

Issue hits stands: March 6th, 2018

QUOTES FROM LIAM MALONE

“The way I look at myself, and what I genuinely believe, is that I’m more able than most people. I don’t feel disabled at all. In fact, I would argue 10 times out of 10 that my legs are actually beneficial. I mean, there is no way that I would have ever been flown to New York to be put on a magazine cover unless I had two artificial legs, right? They in themselves provide me with opportunities. It just really hasn’t been a hindrance in my life.”

“The single qualification for being the fastest on Earth is to draw on one’s own power to get from point A to point B more quickly than anyone else. Whether one achieves this with two legs, with two springloaded blades, or by using one’s arms to propel a wheelchair doesn’t matter—as long as one crosses the finish line before anyone else.” 

QUOTES FROM RHEED MCCRAKEN

“Being able to compete in front of 80,000 people at a sold-out stadium—it’s very hard to explain what it’s like, because that atmosphere is massive. All of those people are there watching you. You’ve got those 80,000 pairs of eyes on you, but then you’ve got the world, the television, all watching that 15 seconds of your race.”

“I love being around the Paralympics environment, and I don’t look at this group as any different. I believe I compete at the highest level.”

PHOTO CREDITS CR MEN’S BOOK

Photographer: Steven Klein