The Celebrity Cover Backlash

Via The Daily Beast Celebrities once dominated magazine covers and fashion ads. Now. Angelina and Uma have been replaced by athletes, models, and dead people. Jacob Bernstein on why the stars burned out.

For nearly a decade, movie stars have appeared consistently on the covers of every major magazine in America—Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar—as well as ad campaigns for virtually every luxury fashion brand whose clothes sell on the fourth floor of Barneys. 

Just a few years ago, you might have come across Angelina Jolie decked out in a perfect evening gown from St. John on the pages of a fashion magazine. On another, it was Jennifer Connelly, her enviable size-zero body posing in the latest space age clothes from Balenciaga. Flip a few more pages, and you might see Uma Thurman reclining on a couch in Louis Vuitton, clutching one of the French fashion house’s famous monogrammed bags.  To read the rest of this great story visit The Daily Beast.

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