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Jari Jones Recreates Out's Iconic Kylie Minogue Cover

Jari Jones

The model and activist is captured in a euphoric moment.

MikelleStreet

This summer, Out enters its 30th year with over 300 printed issues. Here, we revisit and re-create 10 covers -- celebrating them for what they were while reimagining them for newer audiences.

Kylie Minogue's August 2010 cover was a departure. While she wasn't a mainstream name for American audiences, she had a loyal base of queer fans. "What makes this cover striking is the fact that Kylie has her mouth wide open and the eyes closed, suggesting a moment of sheer delirium," says Aaron Hicklin, the former editor in chief.

Jari Jones

"Editors are told that cover subjects should be looking directly at the camera to create engagement with the reader, but we loved the energy of this shot and the beautiful graphic architecture of her hands cradled around her face with that fabulous halo of hair."

Model, producer, and activist Jari Jones is living in that euphoria. Jones has made history multiple times over in fashion and in Hollywood the expression of joy on her cover is not only genuine, but well-earned.

JARI is wearing LOUISA BALLOU Dress and Swimsuit

Jari Jones

Creative Direction MIKELLE STREET mikelledstreet.com @mikellestreet
Assistant MILAN GARCON @milangarcon
Photographer MYLES LOFTIN mylesloftinphotography.com @mylesloftin
Photo Assistant Light Tech EVADNE GONZALEZ @evadnegonzalez
Photo Assistant ANDREW ESPINAL @andrewespinal and JIN JIN
Digitech MERLIN VIETHEN and JOSH ROBINSON
Production Director TIM SNOW @snowmgz
Production Manager STEVIE WILLIAMS x2production.com @beingstevie of X2 Production Production
Assistant TOBY TEITEL @toby_teitel
Video AUSTIN NUNES austinunes.com @austinunes
Creative Conception STUART BROCKINGTON, ANNA CARIAS, MIKELLE STREET
Hair CHARLIE LE MINDU charlielemindu.com @charlielemindu
Hair Assistant JET KEEFE @jetkeefebeauty
Makeup LARAMIE laramiemakeup.com @laramiemakeup
Makeup Assistant ARPITA BRAHMBHATT
Stylist RASAAN WYZARD @monsieur_wyzard
Stylist Assistant MELINDA GRIFFITH

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Mikelle Street

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.

Mikelle is the former editorial director of digital for PrideMedia, guiding digital editorial and social across Out, The Advocate, Pride.com, Out Traveler, and Plus. After starting as a freelancer for Out in 2013, he joined the staff as Senior Editor working across print and digital in 2018. In early 2021 he became Out's digital director, marking a pivot to content that centered queer and trans stories and figures, exclusively. In September 2021, he was promoted to editorial director of PrideMedia. He has written cover stories on Ricky Martin, Miss Fame, Nyle DiMarco, Jeremy O. Harris, Law Roach, and Symone.