Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue: White Snoozefest?
Vanity Fair has unveiled its new Hollywood issue for March, and according to The Huffington Post, it’s very reminiscent of last year’s issue. The cover features, from left to right: Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone, and Evan Rachel Wood.
Only Abbie, Kristen and Carey fit on the cover; the other six are on the fold out.
The stars are all wearing preppy neutrals, perched on a grassy knoll that could be straight out of a Yale admissions brochure (or J. Crew catalog). The nine women are unmistakably white, even pale (thanks, Kristen Stewart, for making that endlessly cool).
Last year’s cover featured two of the same actresses — Kristen Stewart and Amanda Seyfried — along with Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively and Emma Roberts of Nancy Drew. All looking similarly preppy, and similarly white. What do you think? Is Vanity Fair lazily copying last year’s cover? More importantly, are they resistant to diversity? I’m reminded of Heidi Klum’s Project Runway buzz-word, “snoozefest.” I’m feeling a whole lot of ZZZs coming on.
God forbid they would have featured Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe from Precious, right? Maybe next year they’ll change it up…