Fashion Reveals Its Dirty Secrets

Anna Wintour, whose notorious ice-queen persona was the inspiration for “The Devil Wears Prada,” has decided that rather than shirking away from the behind-the-scenes drama for which she has now become infamous, she is embracing it. According to the New York Times:

Last week, Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, agreed to allow A&E to film a documentary of the making of its September issue, usually the thickest of the year. Since the curtains were drawn open on the darker details of the genre in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Ugly Betty,” both of which pattern characters on Ms. Wintour, the real-life players have hardly responded by slinking off stage.

“People are fascinated with what goes on,” said Joanna Coles, the editor of Marie Claire, who said she has fielded requests by a half-dozen television producers. Last month, a writer spent a week with the staff preparing for a Fox spinoff of “Prada.” The interest inspired Ms. Coles and her staff to produce a series of minidocumentaries on life at the magazine, available as video podcasts beginning Tuesday at

Oh God, yes. Not since “House of Style” has the mating of fashion and television made me so happy. The image it evokes for me is the title of my hypothetical European hit single, “Stiletto to the Heart.” I hope it’s hypothetically as satisfying.

The Devil Likes Attention [The New York Times]

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