Buried somewhere under Sunday’s barrage of Oscar-themed tweets was the following earth-shattering, 140-character revelation shared by fashionable boy about town Derek Blasberg: Mario Testino shot Britney Spears for V magazine’s March issue. The exact word Blasberg used to describe the pairing was “EPIC.” We’re not so sure.
Now, we love Britney as much as the next Gen Y-er, but putting her on the cover (or even just on the inside) of an uber-fashionable and indie-accredited magazine just doesn’t have the freshness to it as the powers-that-be at V probably hoped — and the issue, as it were, isn’t with V, but with Britney. She’s got a new album coming out on March 29th, so the timing makes sense — but it’s not like the somewhat cheesily named Femme Fatale is heralding the latest and greatest in a series of Britney comebacks: this time around, she hasn’t really even gone away.
While we can’t wait to see what Testino has in store for Ms. Spears, we’re not afraid to admit we expect a little more from V. Let’s hope they prove us wrong.
Update: Here’s a sneak peek at the cover via E!.