Superstar Angelina Jolie, 34, has been dropped from the fashion label St. John’s as their ad campaign model, and replaced with 30-year-old model Karen Elson, wife of White Stripes and Raconteuers frontman reports Women’s Wear Daily. The company’s CEO, Glenn McMahon didn’t make the usual move of issuing a complimentary statement about his ex “face.” Instead, he categorically announced that Angelina “overshadowed the brand.” Ouch!
But the digs don’t stop there. “We wanted to make a clean break from actresses … and cleanse the palette. We needed to show a modern point of view of St. John. We have evolved.” Dig, dig! Angie’s replacement, Karen, is a British red head and mom of two, who’s a regular face in top designer runway shows.
Could St John have been simmering since Angelina was regularly photographed wearing Ralph Lauren, Versace, and Armani on the red carpet but rarely St. John’s. Just askin’?