I really should go to sleep because it’s 11:19AM here and I spent all morning going through photos of the “Model as Muse” event at The Met. Some of my favourites are: Kate Moss, Ashley Olsen, Gisele + her amazing body and Bee Schaffer who really werqed it out. However, the one and only person who made a major impact on me out of everyone who went to the ball is no other than Shalom Harlow.
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.
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.
The New York Times held an open conversation (TimesTalks) yesterday afternoon with several fashion personalities of our time: Tyra Banks, Maria Cornejo, Thakoon Panichgul, Narcisco Rodriguez and my beloved Marc Jacobs. Lynn Hirschberg interviewed Tyra, the venerable Cathy Horyn talked to Maria, Thakoon and Narciso about First Lady Michelle Obama’s style and member of the NY Times gay mafia (oops) Stefano Tonchi spoke to Marc.