When Fashion Gets Ugly
The kind of venom being directed at both parties reminds me so much of the warring parties in the Middle East. But only if you imagine everyone dressed to the nines and ridiculously thin. According to the Post’s Page Six:
CondÃ© Nast insiders say the Vogue editrix’s celebrated interior-designer-cum-party- planner, David Monn, who took over the design of the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Robert Isabel two years ago, told (Anna ) Wintour he was dumping her as a client in a fit of pique earlier this week. “David was very angry,” tattles our source. “He worked very hard to create the gala last May, and it looked beautiful. But then Vogue covered the event in the July issue and made no mention of him whatsoever. They mentioned all of the Vogue staffers who were there – but not him. He was livid.”
“Anna is furious,” another source said. “No one has ever fired The Queen! Can you imagine? Scandal!” Wintour, too, has a right to be angry. “David was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars,” the source explained. “He was paid while most everyone else donated money or their time. The event is for charity, and all the big designers buy tables for $50,000 and advertisements. Anna herself donates a lot of money. And he gets paid cash and wants a mention? Ridiculous!”
If we can’t have peace in fashion, is there really any hope left for politics?