You can’t escape them.
Taking precedence over most news stories, you would be hard pressed to walk by a newsstand today and not be assaulted with numerous covers of the Kardashian’s and every other major film star today.
But the other night I went to a fashion dinner (this new knits brand Hesperios, very cool, you should check it out!) and somehow, by a mixup I’m sure, ended up seated next to THE Lauren Hutton. Not just a celebrity, but one I actually admire. A woman whose bucket hat style is imitated and referenced A LOT. And I thought to myself, when faced with someone like Lauren (we’re on a first name basis now), someone famous, do you have any other choice but to treat them like a normal person?
And so I did, we greeted each other, she told me she knew the chef Chris, and how he had a beautiful farm where all the food was from. She told me about the little dried flower, Queen’s Anne Lace, in the arrangement on our table & how back in the 60s it was used as a hallucinogen!! But mostly, it was casual conversation – and that’s when I realized, while I may not have thought I had so much in common with someone who has been on the cover of Vogue, they like eating ice cream just as much I do.
We’ve come to revere celebrities to a point that you forget, in reality, they’re just people too.