Tuesday, July 27, 2010

adult picture book

From the last issue of Vogue, a photo spread styled by Grace Coddington. Sometimes I think fashion magazines are silly and self-important, but I loved this, because take away the gorgeous clothes (and my goodness they are gorgeous) and the model/actor good looks and this is all about a story. In beautiful, gauzy detail it tells a sad, well-worn story as essentially and iconically American as Cherry Coke. The cracks beneath the perfect veneer, the placid housewife with a passionate, inner life no one would have guessed. And damn if Ewan McGregor can wear a suit.

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