Déjà vu (literally "already seen") is the impression of being sure to have already witnessed or experienced a current situation, even though the exact circumstances of the prior encounter are uncertain and were perhaps imagined. The experience of déjà vu is usually accompanied by a compelling sense of familiarity. The "previous" experience is most frequently attributed to a dream, although in some cases there is a firm sense that the experience has genuinely happened in the past.




Believe it or not, that’s exactly what I’m currently experiencing. Right at this moment, I have a strong sense that the December/January 2012 cover of Vogue Paris already happened at least once in the past and I have the evidence, or Kate “twig” Moss, to prove it. Indeed, the “twig” is gracing (again?) the cover as David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust with the full hair and make-up to make the resemblance, well, uncanny!


So what was I saying, “Déjà Vu” right? At least, whenever I look at the current French Vogue cover. Indeed, each time I do, feelings of eeriness, weirdness or as Freud himself would put it, the Uncanny, suddenly take over me and I find myself wondering why would that be and when exactly did I first live this exact situation?


A little sleuth work seemed necessary and then, there I had it, Vogue UK, back in May 2003, Kate Moss again as David Bowie AGAIN, bar the mullet hair but still in the Ziggy Stardust spirit.


Well Emmanuelle, believe me not but that’s nothing to be proud of. Already reputed to be boring, you can add to your list of non-accomplishments, a true lack of imagination.


Replacing Carine Roitfeld was fine, but replacing her with a vulgaire copycat, surely, Vogue’s niche readers deserve better.


Date 08/12/2011
Category Fashion Editorials

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