With the unveiling of the new Vogue cover yesterday, some people (including myself) are rather disappointed with Rihanna gracing the cover of the legendary magazine. No disrespect to these individuals, but Vogue has always been held as the highest standard of fashion and class, and it seems that lately they are slipping. The often scorned Angelina was the cover girl for December 2010 (and does she wear anything but black?) and seemingly disenchanted Kristen Stewart was on February 2011's cover. Rihanna may be a pop icon at the moment, but does she have the talent and stamina to maintain a career not based on sex?
We like to see women with a great sense of style on the cover of Vogue, and women who appreciate fashion. Who would know if Rihanna had any style? Maybe if she kept her clothes on for more than 2 minutes.
I don't know about you, but I much prefer the talented, graceful, respectful and classy likes of Carey Mulligan, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Tina Fey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams and the rest of this year's cover girls. At least they bring something to the table other than tales of their sex lives.