This month marks Vice's 15-year anniversary! Happy anniversary, awesome magazine that we work at. We were digging through ancient file cabinets in the basement trying to find old Vice photos or paraphernalia from the first few issues to have a hearty laugh at, but what we ended up with is so much more: We stumbled upon an entire issue of Vice from 1994 that was never published! We guess the editors were too stoned that month to actually finish it or something. Who knows. Anyway, we decided to go ahead and publish it now, in honor of 15 years of magaziney excellence.
Oh it's a great issue, mind you. There are interviews with Kato Kaelin, Daisy Von Furth, Ricky Powell, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Lisa Loeb, Pavement, and Jenny Shimizu. There are never-before-seen photos of a young ingénue named Chloë Sevigny and never-before-seen photos by an obscure photographer named Terry Richardson. We've got raver fashion and heroin chic, date-rape drugs and Evan Dando. We've got Christina fuckin' Kelly from Sassy writing about My So-Called Life, an ode to Tonya Harding, and an expose on a new computer trend called "the internet."
If you were born after 1980 you will have no idea what we're talking about. Let this be a history lesson for you! The mid-90s were a special time and we are proud to share this special piece of lost Vice history with you, now, here, for the first time.
We'll be posting all the articles starting tomorrow, but for now, let us gaze upon the cover. Those are photo-booth photos of Chloë Sevigny in 1994--outtakes from a fashion shoot for X-Girl, the clothing label designed by Daisy von Furth and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. This is right after she was named the "It Girl" by Jay MacInerney in the New Yorker and right before Kids came out and blew the whole thing up. Folks, it doesn't get more '94 than that. This whole experience has been like unearthing our own personal version of the Dead Sea Scrolls—if the Dead Sea Scrolls ROCKED! Hahahaha. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Let the nostalgia commence!