Thursday, March 5, 2009

Glamour Magazine's Salute to American Icons

For Women's History Month and in honor of its 70th Anniversary, this month's Glamour Magazine includes a huge photo shoot of contemporary actors posing as some of the most well-known and influential women of the last seventy years, in an article entitled, American Icons: 7 Decades of Rule Breakers, Risk Takers & Style Makers. Since it's Glamour, there's obviously an emphasis on fashion, but I actually think the shoot is pretty great (although I would agree with Amy over at Appetite for Equal Rights that the inclusion of Carrie Bradshaw is a little weird...not that Ms. B isn't a style icon, but...yeah).

Anyway, you should check out the whole slide show, but here are a few of my favorites:

Hayden Panettiere as Amelia Earhart

Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter

Chanel Iman as Althea Gibson

Odette Yustman, Spencer Grammer and Rumer Willis as the Women of Woodstock

America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta


Anonymous said...

Why didn't they publish photos of the real women themselves? I guess they weren't glamorous enough to grace the magazine's pages between all the Revlon and Cover Girl ads.

Aviva DV said...

You have a point! I'm sure it has everything to do with both stylishness and with their projected market. Glamour readers expect (or, at least, are presumed to expect), in a word, glamour, as well as celebrities are dressed up--in costume or otherwise. That said, I still like the spread, but I completely agree that an actual showcase of actual women would have been better. Or, at least, including pictures of the real women alongside the celeb-itized versions of them (although I haven't seen the hard copy spread...maybe they did include an inset with real photos?).

Ajijaak said...

Yeah I agree that the showing the actual women would of been better. :)