“Fashion is so often presented in the culture as a thing of froth, which, of course, it partly is; but the bubbles are blown with care and a sense of values.” - Anna Wintour
October 21, 2010
Model vs. Celebrity
Model vs. celebrity: who are you cheering for? Me, I'll always cheer for the model. While some people may rush to snag a copy of a magazine with their favourite celebrity on the cover, I always smile when I see a model on the cover of a fashion magazine. It is, after all, a fashion magazine.
It's undoubtable that the fashion and movie/music industries depend on each other (see: the Oscars and Lady Gaga) and it's not to say that there aren't respectful, fashionable celebrities, but I just find that models embody what fashion is really about more so than celebrities. You won't find me obsessing over what the latest red carpet fashion is, or what a certain celebrity has worn to the mall. I much rather check out what models nowadays are wearing off-duty after shows.
It was almost impossible to find a cover of Elle from 2010 that didn't feature a celebrity, and so I had to show a cover from Elle Canada. As you can see, a celebrity was used even on Elle's 25th anniversary issue. Extremely disappointed in you Elle...
All I ask is that fashion magazines use models for their covers more often. We see enough of celebrities on gossip magazines and television as it is. I want our models back! We all know they rock the covers better than anyone else. Give the models a chance to be where they were meant to be.