Founded by prodigious photographer Rankin and writer and cultural enthusiast Jefferson Hack, and taking its name (and freewheeling spirit) from the classic Led Zeppelin song, Dazed & Confused started life as a limited-run fold-out poster in 1992. Early cover stars profiled by Hack included Bjork, Harmony Korine and David Bowie, who all contributed to the magazine over the years. Also on the cover in the early days were PJ Harvey, Damien Hirst, Richard Ashcroft, Chloe Sevigny, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Robert Carlyle, Kate Moss and Milla Jovovich. It was during this time that Dazed cemented its growing international reputation for daring to extend its editorial remit beyond fashion, music and film not just to include art and literature, but to tackle local and international social and political themes.
GBP 4.00 — Released 15 December 2011
Tearing up Dazed & Confused’s January cover is Rooney Mara, the breakout young actress who toughened up for the lead role of the year in David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Mara tells Dazed about morphing into cyber punk Lisbeth Salander, the sexually ambiguous bad girl with a talent for computer hacking, chain smoking and fighting. Becoming anti-heroine Salandar wasn’t such a stretch Mara, told Dazed, as she’s "always been drawn to darkness”. Glen Luchford photographed Mara’s cover shoot on Venice Beach, styled by Karen Langley.