Andy Cohen and SJP's Friendship Is Picture Perfect
Online media company dot429 is launching FourTwoNine, a new quarterly lifestyle magazine that "will explore the worlds of celebrity, politics, and business while presenting its readers with an editorial mix of art, culture, and fashion," according to a press release.
Sex and the City icon Sarah Jessica Parker and Bravo exec Andy Cohen grace the cover of the first issue, themed “Friendship,” and chat candidly about their own 20-year platonic love affair — yes, we're jealous — plus their successes and families.
The issue also includes conversations between friends like Justin Vivian Bond and John Cameron Mitchell; Max Mutchnick and his husband, Erik Hyman; Calvin Trillin and Larry Kramer; and Thom Browne and Andrew Bolton.
Retailing on newsstands for $12.99, FourTwoNine is helmed by editor in chief Kevin Sessums, a former contributing editor at Vanity Fair and executive editor at Interview, and publisher Richard Klein, founder and former publisher of Surface.
“FourTwoNine is going to appeal to a broad and engaged readership,” says Sessums. “If I owned a car, I’d have as my bumper sticker ‘Never Judgmental, Always Discerning.’ I am hoping that that also describes our readership. I know it describes my editorial philosophy. While the magazine was created for an LGBT audience, it focuses on subjects we think our readers will find interesting, not just LGBT content. That’s only one facet of who we are as people, and I think that will be only one facet of what we are as a magazine.”
FourTwoNine will premiere Sept. 12 at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk event.