Supermodels Boycott “Model as Muse” Gala at the Met
Have you read Cathy Horyn’s latest entries on her blog? She dropped the A-bomb on tonight’s “Model as Muse” party.
Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour explicitly expressed they won’t attend the event (to support Azzedine Alaïa). Linda Evangelista is not going and Christy Turlington won’t be able to attend because she’s currently overseas.
Read the entry HERE.
I think it’s unfortunate that sometimes, in the world of fashion, money speaks louder than craft.
I have a feeling what it boils down to is good ol’ commercialism.
To my knowledge, Azzedine Alaïa doesn’t advertise. Since it’s Anna Wintour’s party of parties, her event of the year, it’s perfectly natural and expected for her to give recognition and prominence to those who advertise in her magazine, namely American Vogue.
I really hope I’m wrong but that’s what my gut is telling me.
What do you all think?