High Fashion Stays Highbrow
Even Saks and Italian designer Valentino don't like the new cartoon cover for "Lady Chatterley's Lover." In a Saks ad that features Isabelle Huppert wearing a Valentino blouse, the French actress clutches the D.H. Lawrence book. Saks opted for a vintage edition of "L.C.L." rather than the new cartoon cover by Chester Brown. No wonder. As I wrote earlier, Brown's cover is a comic strip of a man and a woman in bed postcoitally discussing the human condition. The ad would definitely have taken on a different meaning if Huppert were holding a Brown-cover edition. Her dreamy look would've been read as saying, "Is nothing sacred?"