Dear Vanity Fair Magazine,
I bought your September issue with Giselle on the cover in the hopes of reading a brilliant and exciting article about Brazil, as promised on the cover.
I'm half-way through your sensationalist article, and rather pleased with the photographs as they build in energy and show off a lot of leg.
Here is a simple request: You feature one of the most beautiful Carnaval headdresses I've ever seen and it stands out as the focal point in one of your full-page photos. While all fashion designers are properly credited down to the shoes and belts, all that is mentioned of the headdress is, sadly, "in a carnaval headdress".
Did you not LOOK at this thing? You think that is something Brazilians pick up at the mall or put together in an afternoon? You think this piece takes any LESS effort to create than one of these lousy little cocktail dresses that a designer clearly sleep-walked into sketching as a filler for their summer collection?
Carnaval is couture. PERIOD. It takes an insane amount of craft and patience. And the work is no less intricate a process than what takes place in the revered houses of seamstresses in Paris.
If you doubt this I invite you to revisit our article on Jair Oliviera.
Hopefully you will print this in your letters section next month with proper credit to the creators of the headdress that adds so much beauty to your fashion feature on Brazil.