Everyone’s talking about Madonna who wore Louis Vuitton fall/winter 2009 the other night at the Met. When I showed my mother some photos, the first thing she said was “is she going through some psychological change in her life?” Just kidding. No, my mother didn’t say that but Venus Xtravaganza did.
No, really, has Madonna lost her mind? Mid-life crisis much?
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.