Is the Vanity Fair best-dressed list getting sillier?
Is it just Black Prada Eyeglass Case me or does the Vanity Fair best-dressed list get more ridiculous every year?
Katherine, New York
No, it is not just you, Katherine C it is a straight-out, scientifically proven, mathematically confirmed, empirically obvious fact. Now, look, no one is expecting right-on socialism from Vanity Fair, a magazine whose entire premise is that if you’re famous you must be interesting. In fact I’d be, if not disappointed, then certainly unnerved if the magazine didn’t include its usual ragtag selection of bankers, celebrity chefs, boring actors and random European royalty in its list. It would be like US Vogue not including Upper East Side socialites in its annual best-dressed list and other women who are utterly unknown Best Prada Outlet In Florence and, more importantly, uninteresting to anyone outside the 10021 zip code.
But really, Vanity Fair, Jenson Button? Jenson bloody Button? Did you just look at his name and think, «Oh C Button! Well, he must know about clothing C let’s stick him in there!» Or is the Eurotrash look by way of Fulham Broadway suddenly de rigueur in the Cond Nast building?
Kate Middleton was, of course, an inevitability: she’s a mega-royal, she’s thin, she’s rich C she’s Graydon Carter’s wet dream, and I guess all that can outweigh even a fondness for nude tights. But Princess Charlene of Monaco, the runaway bride? Come ON! You’re not even trying! Just thinking about her depresses me. When I see photos of Princess Charlene, I do not think: «Wow, that woman can really work a bias hem.» I think: «Why isn’t South Africa staging an intervention?» Was part of the deal for her to go through with the marriage that she would get on the list? If so, fair enough. I did think at the same time that being Princess of Taxexileiana wasn’t really sufficient compensation for being married to that lecherous sack of potatoes who labours under name of Prince Albert.
Nice effort at timeliness, Vanity Fair, sticking Christine Lagarde on the list. But Authentic Prada Bag For Sale Philippines it feels somewhat reminiscent of when the Oscars give someone the lifetime-achievement gong: «Here, have this prize, and don’t bump your arse on the door on your way out!»
Due to poor nausea control, I won’t bother to research the looks of the other entrants on the list, including «Stavros Niarchos, shipping heir» (or, as he’s known Are All Prada Products Made In Italy in my book, The Man Who Broke Paris Hilton’s Heart), «Mario d’Urso, chairman of Mittel Capital» (you what?), «Alejandro Santo Domingo, financier» (now you’re just making this up, Graydon), but I’m guessing that their bank accounts had more to do with their admission onto the lofty Vanity Fair best-dressed list than, you know, their dress.
But in 2008 rich people killed the worldwide economy for everyone but themselves, a move repeated last week regarding America’s national debt by certain Republicans, or as novelist Ayelet Waldman recently called them on Twitter, «fucking Tea Bagging fuckhats» C and who Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada am I to argue with a novelist? So Are All Prada Products Made In Italy ever since then, well, rich people have looked a lot less stylish to everyone but each other. And as a result, the VF list just looks more obscene, stupid and anachronistic every year. Come on, Graydon C if you really wanted to look au courant, where’s the Guardian’s (very dapper) Nick Davies on that list? Knowing VF, though, if they’d considered reprazzenting Hackgate on the list they’d have probably put James Murdoch on it.
I know it’s August but I’m thinking about my autumn/winter wardrobe. My friends think I’m mad. Am I?
Charlotte, by email
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Fortunately, there is still some half-decent cold-weather stuff in the shops now for you lazybones out there who are only just now prepping yourselves for January. But look, don’t worry if you missed the best stuff: probably by the time Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Online Shop you rouse yourself from whatever picnic you’re stupidly enjoying now the summer clothes will be in the shops. So you can at least make sure that you’ll be well kitted out for summer 2012 before Halloween 2011.
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