Sometimes I feel as though I live in a fashion bubble. There are people that are fashion famous–or at least very well-known in fashion circles–that I assume those who work outside of the industry aren’t particularly familiar with. Anna Dello Russo may be a rock star to me and those who read this site, but has my 22-year-old cousin living in Washington D.C. and working at Nikon ever heard of her? Unlikely.
So I was a little surprised last weekend when, whilst flipping though a copy of US Weekly on my first day off since September 5, I stumbled upon the rag’s annual list of Most Stylish New Yorkers. Along with the usual suspects–Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford, Katie Couric, our favorite PR powerhouse, Kelly Cutrone–two bold-faced names stood out in particular: Scott Schuman and Garance Dore.
Now, before you say “Wait, this is old news!” I know. But like most fashion people, I wasn’t paying attention to anything outside of Lincoln Center and Milk Studios on September 14. I was too busy worrying about the fact that The Row just canceled their New York show to scan the latest issue of US. So forgive me. But I feel compelled to share my thoughts with you anyways, dear reader.
Although I doubt we’ll be seeing this particular superlative mentioned on The Sartorialist homepage underneath “Selected as one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Design Influencers”, it might be even more significant. This means that the editors of US Weekly–who, mind you, cater to some of the wealthiest readers in the country–believe that the masses like and admire Scott and Garance not only as a pair of bloggers, but a romantic pair. If the duo’s television show ever does get made, they could very well become the next Nick and Jessica. Seriously.