Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Any colour as long as its blonde

So it's that time of year again when Vanity Fair does its Hollywood edition, you know when the magazine, sort of best known for long in-depth journalism that you see so rarely in magazines these days, gets a bunch of A-list stars together in a line and takes their photo. It's like an institution.

However, this year fashion designer Tom Ford noticed a bit of a problem. It must have been one of those lightbulb moments that most of us only dream of.

He told Vanity Fair's long-time editor, Graydon Carter, that he thought the annual star photo-shoot was getting "a bit... well, tired". Apparently, Carter challenged him to improve on the idea.

  You know where this is going. How can you possibly improve on a line of celebrities turning out for the hooray for Hollywood shoot? Come on, what's the answer?

That's right, you take their clothes off. Or rather you pick the two 20-year-old blondes from the selected pack, namely Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, and you take their clothes off. Naked blondes on a bed? Go figure.

There were apparently meant to be three blondes (it's a game of multiples after all), but Rachel McAdams (she of 'Hot Chick' and 'Mean Girls' fame) got cold feet, well she is 30, maybe that was it.

When Rach dropped out, the photographer on the job, Annie Leibowitz, started to see a problem, which Ford sums up pretty well.

"Three girls in a bed is a bedful of girls. Two girls in a bed are lesbians. At the end of the shoot, Annie said, 'Can you slip yourself in there?'."


So Ford is at the back, showing his chest and checking out Knightley's ear. Nice work.

But, I digressed there. Tom you're right. It's tired.

Oh in case you care, other than naked blondes, George Clooney, Pamela Anderson (why?) and Eric Bana also feature. Posted by Picasa


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