W Magazine March 2012 : Kate Moss by Steven Klein
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I agree... Kate definitely has celebrity status, which is probably the only reason she still gets mag covers (Gisele is similar in that sense... you almost can't consider them model covers any more)
Though she has that celebrity recognition,
her image isn't being controlled by handlers, studios etc, so what we see has to be truer to the magazine's vision at least, right?
The images push boundaries a bit more...
That much is true at least, or at least it seems to be.
I guess in the end there is such a wide range of reasons why people complain about the prominence of celebrity covers, whether it be purely out of boredom from seeing the same people, or the banality of the result, or simply feeling like it takes jobs away from models. I just personally find the "models vs. celebs" argument less compelling when the model is, essentially, a celebrity, and is just as prominently featured on and in fashion mags as any A, B, or C lister.
All that said, as different and interesting as the editorial is (kind of out of Klein's comfort zone) Kate does nothing for me. She really never does anymore. She looks lifeless in every shot, her face stuck in the exact same nothing expression. I don't get all of the love.
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