Politcal Fashion: Bazaar Puts Paris in Washington

Fashion mag Harper's Bazaar is drawing lots of creative inspiration from presidential politics this year. The magazine recently ran a luscious story featuring images of Tyra Banks impersonating Michelle Obama (below). The new issue features Paris Hilton as the POTUS number 44. You will remember of course that Hilton was singled out in a John McCain ad last summer in a kind of smarmy way. Hilton fired back with a video that was more memorable than the original ad. At any rate, what do you think o

Fashion mag Harper's Bazaar is drawing lots of creative inspiration from presidential politics this year. The magazine recently ran a luscious story featuring images of Tyra Banks impersonating Michelle Obama (below). The new issue features Paris Hilton as the POTUS number 44. You will remember of course that Hilton was singled out in a John McCain ad last summer in a kind of smarmy way. Hilton fired back with a video that was more memorable than the original ad. At any rate, what do you think of these pix by master portraitist Martin Schoeller? I read the interview accompanying the pictures, and to be truthful her platform is just about as articulate and specific as anything I heard the real candidates say in the debates.--David Schonauer