Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tom Ford to Graydon Carter: "Leave in butt crack"


(image via washingtonpost via AP Photo/Annie Leibovitz)

So, finally, after quite a bit of hoopla -- the tarting up of Dakota Fanning, etc -- we have the Tom Ford Vanity Fair cover. This time around he eschews french-kissing mannequins.
According to the Washington Post:

"Ford, the issue's guest art director, said he hadn't planned on becoming part of his own project, but he stepped in when 'Wedding Crashers' star Rachel McAdams, 29, backed out.

"'She did want to do it, and then when she was on the set I think she felt uncomfortable, and I didn't want to make anybody feel uncomfortable' Ford said Tuesday on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'"

Says Graydon Carter in VF:

"I should have known that inviting Tom Ford to oversee this year's Hollywood Issue would create a chorus of office lore many octaves higher than the shrill solos that form the usual monthly soundtrack. If I could boil the Tom Ford experience down to a single element for you, it would be the yellow Post-It note I found stuck to a photograph of Angelina Jolie that was pinned to the wall of Vanity Fair's planning room. In small handwriting were the words 'Leave in butt crack. TF.'"

From the NYPost:

"'Three girls in a bed is a bed full of girls. Two girls on a bed are lesbians.' At the end of the shoot Annie (Leibovitz) said,'Can you slip yourself in there?' said Ford, who did just that."

Why would Annie Leibovitz, of all people, object to a Sapphic photo?

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