Arguably the only enduring thing to come out of Abercrombie & Fitch’s bizarre cultural moment is the company’s quarterly catalogue, because it certainly isn’t the clothes.
And that’s what made them so great — there was hardly any clothing in sight. Instead, youthful beauties in various states of undress gave bedroom eyes in scenic rural surrounds, and it was just gay enough, and just suggestive enough, to be the perfect tease.
Perhaps you remember golden-haired Alex Libby (above) seductively furrowing his brow, telling the viewer either “damn, you look good,” or “man I hope there’s a bathroom nearby.”
Well some much more revealing shots of Libby have been making the rounds, and while they lack the nostalgic, form-worship of the quarterly spreads (actually, they kind of look like a school portrait session gone very, very wrong), they do let you glimpse at what A&F was always coyly keeping out of the frame.