Skip to main content

Does the Paparazzi Get You Free Stuff?

Most celebrity magazines - and websites, for that matter - argue that without the paparazzi, celebrities wouldn't get press for their movies, and sub

Most celebrity magazines - and websites, for that matter - argue that without the paparazzi, celebrities wouldn't get press for their movies, and subsequently wouldn't get hired for more movies. But Lauren at Portfolio has a different theory that's slightly more fun: Celebrities need paparazzi because without them, they don't get as much free stuff!

"Marilyn Heston, a fashion PR in Los Angeles, explained that all celebrities are not created equal. Who you give the free stuff to depends on the product and if you want a quick hit of PR (think Mischa or Nicole or Cameron) or a slow burn (someone like Jessica Alba or Kate Hudson who isn't photographed every day). A fact the frequently-photographed celebs are all too aware of."

Which leads us to two questions: 1. Can't Kate Hudson afford her own Beaton bag? 2. Once a bag is photographed on celebrities, it's value seems to go up. But once The Sartorialist and Bill Cunningham photograph it on real people, will its value go down?

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles