Kate Moss' snappy comeback

Can the model return? Vanity Fair answers its own question.


Rebecca Traister
November 12, 2005 1:05AM (UTC)

Sitting on my desk is the November issue of Vanity Fair, coke-plagued model Kate Moss' vulnerable face staring out at me above her name, writ large, and a headline asking "Can She Come Back?"

I think they call this kind of thing a performative utterance, an act of speech that performs the action that it describes. In asking the question of whether Moss will make a comeback in a big fat cover story, Vanity Fair has ensured its answer. Yes. Kate Moss is back.

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That didn't take long.


Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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