The world has a new Brat Pack, according the latest issue of Vogue
and among its esteemed membership are Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner. The magazine’s April 2015 issue features a sunny photo spread of Bieber, Jenner and several other young celebs lounging poolside and walking around the streets of L.A. while draped in designer duds.
The original crew, anointed with the name in the 1980’s is a tough act to follow. Core members of the group included Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Andrew McCarthy.
The term, which is a take on the “Rat Pack” from the 1950s and 60s, was given to the group of young super stars, who rose to enormous fame after appearances in popular movies such as, The Breakfast Club
and St. Elmo’s Fire
. And, it is in fact well known that many of it’s members were not very fond of the label.
We’re not sure how this new crew feels about the nickname, though it may be a little easier to swallow as it comes along with an ultra chic photo spread.
Along with Bieber and Jenner, Vogue
’s new Brat Pack includes model, Gigi Hadid, actress/model Dylan Penn and her brother actor Hopper Penn, and actor/DJ Ansel Elgort.
The spread also includes a few quaint little quotables from the fresh young things, such as Jenner’s thoughts on the paparazzi:
“I like to think that I can just grab a pair of sunglasses and go anywhere—but subconsciously I’m aware when I’m at the gym that I need to save some energy so I can do a 40-yard dash in sub-4.5 seconds, straight to the front seat of my car when I leave.”
While it’s clear it’s this kind of public frenzy over the young stars that inspired Vogue
to reuse the term, we’re not quite sure it hits the mark…we certainly don’t recall any former members gaining access back then because they were ‘famous for being famous’.
What do you think, a clever call or misused moniker?