Following in the footsteps of 14-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, Britney Spears is on the cover of the new issue of Pop, created in collaboration with Takashi Murakami. Like Tavi, Spears was famous at 14, but unlike Tavi, has a dark past of manic head-shaving, public stretcher-wheeling, courtroom battles, and embarrassing television appearances. She’s the perfect example of fashion’s favorite kind of star: the one who starts so young it’s scary, falls to pieces but still works, then picks herself up and makes the comeback no one thought she would and then enjoys a sobered attention worldwide. Like Lindsay Lohan, who might finally be at the tail end of phase two.
Britney on the cover of POP magazine! [Oh No They Didn’t]