Print may be in bad shape, but the listicle is perfectly suited for the internet age. No matter how thorough the research is, there’s always a few bones to be picked…
For instance, we were impressed by the dent fashion folk made in Crain’s latest “Top 40 Under 40” list—including the Mme. Obama-approved Jason Wu and Steven Alan’s new chief executive Ed Rosenfeld—but what happened to the menswear crowd?
Was Scott Sternberg too hard to track down? Nothing against Steve Madden, but J. Crew’s had one of the best years in menswear, and we’re guessing there’s dozens of sub-40s worth a page in Crain’s. Naturally, it’s business news, not style news…but the first rule of the listicle is to shake things up.
Also, Andre Benjamin may seem like a lightweight pick, but when you’re putting Dylan Lauren on the list, you can probably make a few exceptions.
Consider yourselves corrected.
- — Russell Brandom