Death of the model – Birth of the Celeb

This is so true. Celebrities have taken over where the supermodel left off. These days most celebs want to be fashion icons, for once you are an icon you can now bring out a label. I wouldnt be suprised if this is the next step for Victoria Beckham.

I remember when most issues of Vogue or Elle had Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss etc on the front cover. Now even I look forward to which female celeb rather than model will grace their covers.

During the supermodel era, “actresses wore clothes and supermodels wore fashion,” says Singer. “At that time, actresses thought it would damage credibility if they were seen as fashion plates.” But this generation of actresses grew up in fashion-centric times, and they’ve “come of age thinking that a love of fashion and seriousness about craft are not incompatible.”

I can’t decide whether I’m for or against the celebrity fashion icon. I see the pros and cons but I do know that I miss the supermodel era. If you asked somebody in the late eighties/early nineties to name a model they would say the name of a current model without hesitation. Now not that many have a clue.

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