Ovation: Anna Wintour Scratches Miley Cyrus Vogue Cover.
I spent the last weekend in New York City where I happened to stumble upon Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week where designers are introducing their Spring 2014 lines. I only witnessed the goings on from the street as we passed but I could tell that the occasion was quite sophisticated and somber. After all, fashion is a serious business. The designers know who they need to impress and who they don’t want to offend.
They never want to offend Anna Wintour.
Wintour, the long-time editor of Vogue magazine, has taken offense to Miley Cyrus’ twerking. Apparently, Cyrus, a noted fashion fan, had been photographed for the upcoming December issue of Vogue, including the magazine’s cover, but after Wintour caught wind of her controversial performance at the MTV VMAs with Robin Thicke she killed the story.
Sources claim that Anna found the whole thing distasteful and she decided, based on Miley’s performance, to take the cover in a different direction. With a new album, Bangerz, set to debut next month, Cyrus could certainly have benefitted from the publicity that a Vogue cover appearance could have generated.
I’m inclined to agree with Wintour’s assessment that Cyrus’ performance was distasteful at best and I can certainly understand why she wouldn’t want to tarnish the magazine’s reputation by associating it with the vulgar young spectacle.
I, for one, do not understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to accomplish with her recent antics and over-the-top performances. But I do understand what Anna Wintour is doing … distancing her magazine from the controversy and keeping in line with the sophistication associated with the fashion industry on display in New York this week.
Do you agree with Wintour’s decision to cut the Miley Cyrus cover story?
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