Poll: Which living face of fashion belongs on a U.S. stamp?
On the way into the office this morning, I heard NPR mention that the U.S. Postal Service is waiving its requirement that someone be dead for five years before appearing on its postage stamps, and is asking the public for suggestions.
My brain was in overdrive the rest of the commute. Surely there's some living, breathing person from the world of fashion and style who deserves to be so honored, right? Even if you disagree on that point, there's got to be someone who'd at least spur the sales of stamps (which, with the money problems the U.S. Postal Service is having, is more to the point.)
By the time I made it to my desk, I had the following short list:
Ralph Lauren (really, who epitomizes the American dream better?)
Marc Jacobs (once delivered late, your mail now arrives precisely on time)
Diane von Furstenberg (this stamp would be designed to wrap around the letter)
Vera Wang (probably a go-to for mailing out those wedding invitations)
Tom Ford (the stamp could have its own five-o'clock shadow)
Although I briefly considered tattoo artist/clothing line inspiration Don Ed Hardy, I left him off the list since the stamps might end up leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Who deserves your stamp of style approval? Vote on one of the five or post your own choice in the comments section.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photos: From left, American fashion designers Ralph Lauren (Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images), Diane von Furstenberg (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images for DVF) and Tom Ford (Credit: Mikhail Metzel/AP Photo)