September 28, 2023
Holiday Magazine N°391-5
Photographed by Robin Galiegue,
Styled by Emmanuelle Alt and Cast Piergiogio Del Moro,
Wearing Louis Vuiton.
THE ISTANBUL ISSUE
On February 6, terrible earthquakes struck southern Turkey and northwestern Syria. This catastrophic event shattered the lives of millions of people, with tens of thousands of victims, and wiped out entire towns. And, at the time of writing, the same areas and populations have now been subjected to deadly floods, which have taken dozens of lives. Faced with such destruction, sadness and fear, it has never been more difficult to complete an issue of Holiday.
For a time, we thought we’d give up, out of respect, on our issue devoted to Istanbul, which we’d been working on since October, putting into it the patience the city deserves and the fascination it inspires. Despite everything, however, we wanted to pay tribute to the battered beauty of Turkey and of a city straddling two continents that has blended cultures, religions, aesthetics and, above all, lives like no other place for centuries.