A lot of favourite fashion editorials were styled by Joe Mckenna. There something about his aesthetic that transcends fashion. His work with Bruce Weber and Avedon during the mid 80’s and 90’s were iconic. He is a much-sought-after consultant. Through the years, he has helped define the visual identity of clients like Calvin Klein, Versace, Banana Republic and Jil Sander. He’s also the one who styled the memorable Vogue Paris cover with black bearded drag queen Andre J and Carolyn Murphy.
McKenna was raised in Glasgow and the nearby town of Kirkintilloch. He moved to New York in 1986, working at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, but soon went freelance. His collaborations with Calvin Klein and Bruce Weber yielded some of the most daring images of the time.
He also the editor and publisher of the highly collectable magazine titled “Simply Joe’s”. The fashion and photography magazine first issue of was published in 1992, and the second in 1998. The magazine became of those timeless photo books that you just have to get.
Joe Mckenna is currently the Senior Contributing Fashion Editor of Katie Grand new project from Conde Nast UK called “Love” – a high end edgy magazine which will either be officially launch around February or March.