Back in March, Vogue informed me that models could read books. Naturally this infuriated me, because as a non-model, I considered books my thing. Stay in your lane, models! But now the (fashionable) shoe is on the other foot: writers—otherwise known as “purveyors of poetry and prose” according to, again, Vogue—were all over the Spring 2020 runways. In corporeal form, this time! Karley Sciortino, Kimberly Drew, Naomi Fry, Aminatou Sow, and Audrey Wollen all served as models at this year’s New York Fashion Week.
The article points out that “this is certainly not the first time that writers have left the LED hypnosis of their computers and tossed aside their ballpoint pens to float down to a runway,” but I’m still counting it as a win for us book-loving, LED-hypnotized normies.
Only one question remains: is this… camp?