A glimpse into the magazines dirty linen was offered to the world by a onetime Vogue staffer but the revelations were hardly unique to the world of fashion
Simplicity is the keynote of all true-blue grandeur Coco Chanel. Im a kind of pattern nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm Karl Lagerfeld. Oaths are fruitless. Gobble, gobble, gobble Edna Mole.
Fashion does hold good repeat, but is there a succinct one-liner about fad writers trashing their onetime bos when they have been sacked, and that supervisor then duly freaking the freak out? Strangely, despite lengthy experiment( AKA 10 times on Wikiquote ), it seems not. So causes just go for the cliche: its been HANDBAGS AT DAWN this week at Vogue House in London, with many of onetime writer Alexandra Shulmans staff leaving as new writer Edward Enninful arrives, and some are detailing why without resorting to any of the usual way euphemisms.
Now hold up! This is a celebrity column are we are today doing fad correspondents are personalities? Well, this story has been covered with the kind of breathless chinstroking not checked since the immortality daylights of Brangelina. And given that this caucu of the LiS family learned her market at the knee of style, I fully endorse this. Definitely, think of me as the Henry Conway of journalism the insignificant Z-lister who ruins all the photos and occasionally goes invited to gatherings, although no one is ever sure why.
Lucinda Assembly, Vogues now very much onetime pattern chairman, gave an interview this week to relatively little-known fad website Vestoj, in which she suggested that some of her hits were crappy because she had to satisfy advertisers; that she hasnt inconvenienced to read Vogue in years; and that fad periodicals cajole, bully and will be encouraged into buying events they dont involve. There were interesting thing, too, but, LiS is not allowed to detail them after a legal find was given by Cond Nast on Thursday, approximately four days after almost every newspaper on countries around the world laid down by Chambers allegations in full. But retain, mode stores absolutely dont cajole and bully needlessly. Vestoj, which has one high-profile American Vogue staffer on its editorial council, first removed Chambers interview from the internet due to pressures from strong institutions and individuals. That the interrogation had now been been reposted( albeit with some amendments) similarly proposes these stress arent fairly what they used to be.
The prime takeaway here has nothing to do with the specifics of Chambers charges, most of which can be filed under the Pope, Catholic section of revealings. Rather, it is how interested interlopers are in this story, specially people who normally make no interest in fashion at all. Even the Today programme smelled around it, which is quite a turn-up for an interview with a relative nonentity on a manner website most fashion reporters had never previously predicted. Plenty of people badmouth their former employers surely, there is a whole industry of reporters inducing so-called professions out of doing just this, with an obsessive degree of ferocity. But there is always a sense of gaiety when backbiting breaks out in the fad world-wide, a sense of comfort that the industrys superficiality has finally been confirmed. Ha ha, we can all stop quoting Miranda Priestleys speech about the importance of blue and go back to gibing at how stupid all this lady nonsense is! Because, of course , no other sort of publication journalism has to worry about advertisers, or tries to sell its books poop. Certainly not manly auto publications or macho tech publications.
Let us intention as we began, with a handy fashion quote, because it is about to change Coco Chanel did indeed provide a neat summation of this history: The most courageous deed is still to think for yourself. Aloud. No sign hitherto of Lagerfelds foresees on the importance of non-disclosure agreements, but LiS will save you posted.