Profile of a Profile
Arianna Huffington gets the Vogue profile treatment this week. It’s online.
According to the profile, Ms. Huffington has not changed radically since her New Yorker profile in 2008.
“The most upwardly mobile Greek since Icarus,” cf Michael White, remains the best thing ever written about her.
New York designers, editors and stylists could die if they held their breath, waiting for an invite to Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Talley’s home in Westchester County. He never has guests, according to his “Dispatch” turn in the Times’ Sunday Review.
“It’s a sanctuary and I want it to be my own personal Ali Baba cave of delight,” he said.
The treasures therein include china and silver from Lena Horne’s estate sale and cupboards “jammed” with porcelain from Paris, linens, and crystal, but he’s never had a dinner or luncheon party.
If one does score the rare invitation (only in summer), he or she will be received on the front porch, with wicker trays found at Pottery Barn, and served iced beverages. There will be “a tray of canapes or Planters peanuts, jelliyied candy from Paris, and a good bottle of Sancerre.”
Among the other pleasures of the suburban life, according to Mr. Talley, is driving his S.U.V. to The Container Store at the Westchester mall.
Kristen Stewart’s unrecognizably glam turn on the cover of W may have everyone talking, but a Steven Meisel spread tucked inside may start stealing the spotlight.
Today, WWD, made the connection between the famed photographer’s contribution to W — a then-and-now frivolity that dresses a model up on the left page Read More
The Daily Transom
Just over twelve hours ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art shut the door on “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” ending two days of staying open until midnight, waits up to six hours, and a spectacle that generated deafening word of mouth for the institution. The blockbuster show attracted 661,509 guests, putting it at number eight in Read More
Two things tend to be givens in the modern-day 24-hour news cycle: One, that something sad and tragic will invariably happen; and two, that when something sad and tragic happens, someone with a large social media following will not hesitate to immediately crack an inappropriate joke about it. (Too Read More
Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue who won hearts in the documentary The September Issue and stole the limelight from Anna Wintour, has sold her memoir to Susan Kamil at Random House for a rumored $1.2 million. The book will reportedly be co-written with Michael Roberts, a Vogue writer. Ms. Coddington was represented by Read More
2003: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days: Kate Hudson plays a beautiful reporter for a lightly fictionalized Cosmopolitan called Composure.
2004: 13 Going on 30: Jennifer Garner plays a beautiful editor at a lightly fictionized, let’s say Elle, called Poise.
2006: The Devil Wears Prada: Meryl Streep plays the imperious editor of a Read More
Page Six reports that Anna Wintour is planning to publish a memoir about her years at Vogue, a rite of passage undergone by her predecessors Diana Vreeland and Grace Mirabella. While representatives for the editor deny Ms. Wintour’s plans to write a memoir, the Page Sixers do cite recent instances of Ms. Wintour Read More
Allow us to call your attention to this article by Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward, published in the Daily Mail‘s ”Femail” section on Sunday.
The tell-all recounts the dissolution of her marriage to Matthew Doull, a partner at Pluribus (a part owner of Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, AdWeek) and stepnephew Read More
Plenty happens each day—how to keep up with it all? Time to test your memory!
–How did Tina Fey acquit herself as a tertiary character in a fake Bravo reality show?
–…and how does Mel Gibson do in Jodie Foster’s new dip into directing?
–Speaking of which! How did the husky-voiced Read More