16 March 2009

Playing Dress Up

Hilarity from Kate Coe via Deep Glamour, criticizing Glamour magazine's "American Icon" spread. Could the observations of the 20-something starlets be any more inane?

Emma Roberts as Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face
"She was so simply beautiful. And she loved charity work, something even more beautiful about her."
I especially love how Lindsay Lohan manages to avoid the cliches of the other girls (and also any semblance of deeper meaning or perceived reverence) by talking about herself instead of her icon.

Lindsay Lohan as Madonna

“When I was little, every day after school I would come home and put in her The Immaculate Collection disc and karaoke to it around the whole house.”
Is this worse than the insult of Tyra Banks dressing up as Michelle Obama from Harpar's Bazaar a few months back?

Photographed by Alexi Lubomirski

I'm tempted to declare that we should let our icons be...stop the insanity...but then again, I found the Vanity Fair spread "Comedy's New Legends" very amusing. But, you know, that's because because it was intended as "gentle subversion."

Jason Segal as Buster Keaton
Photographed by Norman Jean Roy

Amy Poehler as Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker and Will Arnett as Han Solo
Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier

And the best...Annie Leibovitz mocking her own VF cover:

Paul Rudd as Tom Ford, Seth Rogen as Keira Knightley, Jason Segal as someone who wasn't actually in the original Vanity Fair cover but still looks lovely, and Jonah Hill as Scarlett Johansson



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