Rehab Is Not a Fashion Trend

We had a great laugh last night, when we finally had time to enjoy summer's Vogue Italia. It's called the "Cleanse" issue, has a much-hyped spread o
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We had a great laugh last night, when we finally had time to enjoy summer's Vogue Italia. It's called the "Cleanse" issue, has a much-hyped spread on rehab chic, with Sasha laid out in a mental hospital and Caroline OD'd on whatever. V.I.'s editor, Franca Sozzani, found the idea of the story "quite powerful," but The Telegraph wonders whether a spread with pretty girls pretending to be junkies has anything to do with clothes. And it is an odd time, when America's most famous starlets are hiding in hospitals and even Amy Winehouse, the girl who sang a whole song about resisting rehab, is actually stuck there. For our part, the photos seem like a great example of dry, black humor, spoofing the downfall of blonde Vuittoned junkies, and yanking us back to reality with a good silent smirk. As for the fetished scenes in the mental hospital, which look a little Girl, Interrupted, let's just remember that if you really need a break from the real world, you probably don't get to soak in a tub full of Chloe...