When we told you that Blake Lively would be Vogue‘s February cover girl, most people flipped out and claimed that this was just the worst of many recent examples of the economy informing the magazine’s cover choices (as in, going more mainstream to up those single copy newsstand sale numbers).
A lot of fans bemoaned the death of Vogue and advised that critics would be happier reading Vogue Italia or Vogue Paris because neither would ever do such a thing.
But now it’s come out that Pixie Geldof, sister to Peaches and poser for Agent Provocateur and Pringle of Scotland, is on the February cover of the beloved Vogue Italia, and appears inside the issue in a 14-page spread with fellow spawn of fame, Daisy Lowe.
So does that mean that the recession has finally hit Vogue Italia, too, and they desperately needed to get some press to follow up the madness of last July? Or was Steven Meisel really so taken with the socialite that he convinced EIC Franca Sozzani to agree in a very public way?
We’ll probably never know, but you can guess which side we’re on.