Saturday, June 06, 2009
This is the ONLY fashion editorial that's made it into my personal scrapbook (which, for the most part, contains things that are relevant to real life: interior decorating inspirations, etc.)
I loved it in 2002 (US Vogue, shot by Craig McDean), but it's all the more intriguing given that Maggie Rizer is no longer a high fashion model.
Her stepfather back home in upstate N.Y. "managed" the $7 million fortune she amassed in her heyday, gambling the entire thing away on Quick Draw lotto and leaving her $2 million in debt to the I.R.S. Can you imagine? I don't even know how one person can have the time to buy that many lotto tickets.
Her story is like the plot of a movie where Anne Hathaway is (once again) miscast as someone endearing yet hot, mixed with a Bruce Springsteen song.
If you never caught the story when they were shopping it around, read it here.