Wednesday, March 4, 2009

downy sins of streetlight fancies, chase the costumes she shall wear

For its 70th anniversary issue, Glamour Magazine did an editorial this month on the icons of American style over the past 70 years. They enlisted several young actresses and singers to celebrate the "female risk taskers, rule breakers, and style makers" that have influenced style over the years. I personally loved Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter, Paula Patton as Billie Holiday, Chanel Iman as Althea Gibson, Rumer Willis and Spencer Grammer as Woodstock Women, and Emma Stone as Carrie Bradshaw. I was sort of mad/jealous that Emma Roberts got to channel Audrey Hepburn and Hayden Pannetiere was Amelia Earhart. I didn't really get Elisha Cuthbert's Brandi Chastain impression or America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta as fashion icons per se. Definitely icons of feminism, but not quite icons of femininity. The Alicia Keys photo, where she gorgeously channeled Michelle Obame, mildly creeped me out for some reason. Perhaps because it is commenting on something so recent or perhaps its because of the creepy Malia and Sasha dopelgangers featured in the photo.
What do you think of this editorial? Do you agree with the models they had for the shoot? Are there any icons that you wished Glamour would've covered?

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