Well, I wasn’t exactly asleep at the wheel—I was primping for a black-tie NYE soiree in Boston—but I am engaging in a bit of self-flagellation for missing Cathy Horyn’s take-down of Vogue on the day of.
It’s been said before, in these virtual pages as well as in others, that Vogue is “stale” and “predictable” but now that Ms. Horyn has quoted those words (from a Vogue reader’s letter) in the New York Times (OK—“predictable” is Ms. Horyn’s), she’s either literally written a pink slip or uttered a call to fashion arms: should Ms. Wintour go or should she stay?
Ms. Horyn remarked that it was, well, “remarkable” that Vogue printed a letter that was so spot-on-critical of its current lacks. But maybe Ms. Wintour intended it as her swan song, of sorts. Perhaps she finds it really difficult to speak of her own editorial failings and is letting her reader’s letter do the job for her. (Just like Carine Roitfeld may do the job for her, but that’s another story.)
Wordplay to the wind, there may be a tempest brewing at Vogue and I’m perched on the edge of my tuffet to see what happens.
Party and travel posts to be shared next week, when I’m back *home* with my trusty scanner.
A Happy New Year to all readers!