We had the weirdest feeling of déjà vu yesterday when the mail came. Polybagged with our subscription to The New Yorker was a supplement called Fashion Rocks with Gwen Stefani, David Bowie and Alicia Keys on the cover. (It was also the banner for a related concert at the beginning of Fashion Week last week.) Seemed like fashion had been rocking for us in exactly the same way some time in the last week … if we could just remember how and when … Then it came to us—we received the same supplement last week with our subscription to Vanity Fair. Somehow, receiving it a second time cheapened the already slightly cheesy practice of magazines issuing editorial supplements. Would it be too much to ask Condé Nast to limit these supplements to one per household? Yeah, it probably would.
—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor