Thursday, February 09, 2006

Wax and vain

Very funny piece from the Guardian’s Culture Vulture blog about the new issue of Vanity Fair, which has Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley posing naked, sorry "nude", on the cover. Tom Ford, the magazine’s artistic director, is also in the picture, though no one can be sure why:

"Ford... is apparently engaged in sniffing the inside of Knightley's ear. This is oddly fitting. He looks like some degenerate tourist who has been caught humping a waxwork in Madame Tussaud's."

Don’t miss the comments.

Even funnier though is the reference to the Vanity Fair cover on the world page of today’s Hindustan Times. "All you men, get ready to drool" it says sternly, and there’s something very "or else!" about the whole thing. Aye, captain!


  1. If the Hindustan Times wants me to drool at Kiera Knightley it's going to have to force her to actually eat something.

    Hilarious article, and that picture truly is awful.

  2. I actually like the idea of the picture, but Tom Ford's sleazy face ruins it for me. But it is hardly imaginative, in the end you're just ripping off Manet.

  3. "not naked but nude"...that was something new.

    makes a lot of sense ! :)

  4. I was drooling over the picture and loving it.
    As soon as I saw the picture my mind cathartized Ford and fixed on Kiera Knightley's face and Abs, and Scarlett Johansson's beautifully rounded tush. You can be sure that the picture had the desired effect.
    And then, woe is me, I read the post.
    With its inclusion of Tom Ford and his searching for earwax in the corpse like Knightley, the post totally ruined it for me. The Brits need to loosen up, I still say the picture was enough to inspire one to make love to one's self. What the bloody hell!

  5. in response to previous comment: ick.

  6. Hilarious. A necrophiliac's dream come true. Like finding dead fish on a beach, complete with man smelling Knightley to see if she's still fresh.