Can you believe it? I scarcely can! Vogue's editor-at-large Hamish Bowles has auditioned for X Factor, which was documented in this month's issue of US Vogue. Anna Wintour herself signed up Bowles to try out for the show in New Jersey in which he performed "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears. Although neither Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul or the other judges realised it was the Vogue editor. Instead, Hamish disguised himself as a New York hairdresser named Leo, complete with Zorro-style eye make-up and a hat.

"My performance ensemble included a Philip Treacy fedora, Christian Louboutin rock-star golden crystal shoes, and a Mugler bum freezer that was giving me a bit of Bowie," said Leo... I mean Hamish in his article for the mag.