Glenda Bailey’s Harper’s Bazaar, in my opinion the best fashion magazine in America, isn’t afraid to take itself less than seriously. This is precisely why the easy-to-read and unstuffy Bazaar made the perfect choice for a new editorial spread featuring supermodel (and DWR fan) Linda Evangelista, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and the Simpsons.
Marge Simpson finally lets her hair down as she sits with Donatella Versace and Homer gives Lagerfeld a run for his money in dark glasses and gloves. Maggie ends up in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Hermes bag and Bart’s made the front row for Louis Vuitton. Bazaar’s spread is a throw-back to the day when new fashions debuted in fashion magazines as illustrations and not photographs. It is also a nod to the fact that fashion design has become a part of mainstream pop culture. I only hope that more people in the fashion press took these risks. Besides, Lagerfeld and Gaultier have been caricatures for years. This just cements that fact.