Now that she stepped down from the First Lady pedestal, Carla Bruni Sarkozy can finally go back in the first row. Because, although fashion arms’ may not be wide open at first and the fashpopulation may object to that, Carla Bruni’s place is in fashion.
Vogue Paris December / January 2012 2013 is an interesting choice for Carla to star in and guest edit as well. It’s both the end and the debut of a new editorial year. The last Vogue Paris issue of 2012 and the first from 2013. Pretty much like Carla’s own life going back to normality, out of the public eye (now that her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy is no longer France’s President). But I won’t talk metaphors too long, it’s not fashionable enough: let’s talk covers! (after the jump!)
My only regret about the beautiful work of Mert and Marcus for this particular Vogue Paris cover is that they went over the Moon to smooth her skin and make her look 10 years younger. I get that it may actually work with the younger audience, but I trust Vogue is bought by more than just fashionable people in their twenties. As part of a more grown up audience, I’m actually feeling offended by the sustained erasing of wrinkles or any other signs of time’s passing on a subject’s face. It’s ignorant and unrealistic. But then again, so is fashion, sometimes. So I’d better get over my relapses into reality and stick my head in the fabulous glitter sand instead!