Those geniuses at Radar … this picture is so amazing. With New York Fashion Week kicking off, the mag published a list of top trend-setters in the world today. The Hills star and former Teen Vogue "intern" Lauren Conrad took the Number 1 spot; the Vogue editor-in-chief only made 17th.
I’m definitely part of this problem; I pretty much worship L.C. even though she just has a ton of money and dresses cute. But Radar‘s editor, Maer Roshan, stands by his list of fashion big-wigs…
"A picture in Us Weekly of an outfit on a celebrity will gain them much more traction than a folio in Vogue, and that’s saying a lot."
Even though it’s Anna Wintour’s policy to put celebrities and not models on the covers of Vogue, Radar does not have much to say regarding her influence on the way people dress and spend their money today. You know, Anna might not even care about such things. …
Radar went as far as to rank the authors of fashion Web site Refinery29.com much higher than Anna, adding that the Refinery29 "susses out new trends so routinely that many fashion monthlies unabashedly lift their news directly from the site."
You can read the partial Radar fashion list they published online right now; the writers follow up L.C. with Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs and then with Tyra Banks. Here’s an excerpt from their segment on the phenomenon that is Lauren Conrad:
"Millions of tweens believe passionately in her fairy tale, and they all get allowances. The Lauren Conrad Collection launched in September 2007, featuring a 10-piece line of camera-ready dresses best accessorized with a caramel tan and a blank stare.
Roll your eyes, but Conrad, in her pearls, headbands, and empire-waisted floaty dresses, is the mild-mannered muse of the moment."
Here’s a clip of Lauren visiting NYC to actually do some fashion-related work; she even gets to meet Marc Jacobs … or… Marc Jacobs gets to meet her.