that rumoured supermodel cover on september’s vanity fair was just that, as the cover goes to model/actress/singer/new french first lady carla bruni-sarkozy. it’s the perfect time for vanity fair to feature her, as it’s the biggest issue of the year and a great opportunity to introduce her to american audiences, who really don’t know much about her. the photos inside are very tasteful…they’re understated and have an air of aristocracy. in the article, she makes no regrets for her life, her desire not to be a “stand by your man” sort of wife, and becoming accustomed to her new role (and loving it) as first lady.
also inside is the annual international best dressed list, which has the usual suspects and some interesting new choices. on the women’s side, the standouts are sarah jessica parker, tilda swinton, ivanka trump, michelle obama, evelyn lauder. for the men, matt lauer, kanye west, daniel craig, and david beckham. angelina jolie and brad pitt made it as a couple, christy turlington burns, katherine ross (senior vp of lvmh and former vp at prada) and carine roitfeld made the cut as fashion professionals, and karl lagerfeld was named a “fashion original.” i’m glad they have finally recognized tilda as the fashion maverick she is, another woman who makes no apologies for her choices (clothing or otherwise) and i’m also happy to see christy, as she is forever chic in my eyes. but then it seems they take 4 steps back with the inclusion of kanye west and kate middleton, whom i still haven’t seen break the style-worthy ceiling. but that’s what these best dressed lists are for, to debate and intiate discussion. so now that the list is out, who should be in and who should be out?
cover pic from perezhilton