The Daily Front Row’s Act 1 Collaboration with Sebastian Faena

by The Daily Front Row

To kick off its debut at Art Basel Miami Beach, The Daily teamed up with photographer and creative director Sebastian Faena on Act 1, a pop-up magazine (that appears in this very issue!) starring the sublime Natasha Poly. In the editorial, she wears several costumes by Juan Gatti—the artist whose illustrations grace much of the Faena Hotel (along with our cover!)—and appears alongside performers from C’est Rouge, a cabaret show currently running at the Faena Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy!

Act 1 is a random combination of pictures

the link between them is the act itself

the thirst for performance

above all things, the search for something beautiful

as someone i love once said, “beauty is the higher form of genius,
for it needs no explanation”

dancers, beauty queens, and princes, contortionists,

fortune-tellers, donkeys, clowns, chickens,

human babies, jugglers come together

an act in defense of those shamelessly seeking attention

to show what you do best, to be both singular and plural

a celebration of characters struggling to be good

Sebastian Faena


Photography & Words: Sebastian Faena
Starring: Natasha Poly & Jordan Barrett
Costumes and Illustrations: Juan Gatti
Fashion: Sofia Achaval de Montaigu
Co-starring: children Roman, Vlada, Charlie, and Diego; clown Paul Anderson; psychic Marizel Almirall; and performers Keraly Hernandez, Rony, Irina, and Dayanis Mondeja
Producers: Helena Martel Seward & Marcos Fechino
Fashion Editor: Paige Reddinger
Design Director: Jill Serra Wilde
Hair: Steven Hoeppner
Makeup: Paola Orlando
Set Design: Cristina Forestieri
Retouching: Justine Foord for Silhouette Studio
Shot on location at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach

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