Thursday, July 7, 2011

Azzedine Alaia: 'Who Will Remember Anna Wintour In The History Of Fashion? No One'

In a recent interview with Virgine magazine, designer Azzedine Alaia bluntly slammed Vogue Editrix Anna Wintour. He claims that she runs Vogue like a business, and although she runs it well, he claims that she neglects 'the fashion part.' He also makes a point to mention that while she scares everyone, he scares her, and he couldn't care less if she features his designs in Vogue. Here's an excerpt from the interview of what he had to say about Anna Wintour:

"She runs the business (Vogue) very well, but not the fashion part. When I see how she is dressed, I don't believe in her tastes one second. I can say it loudly! She hasn't photographed my work in years even if I am a best seller in the U.S. and I have 140 square meters at Barneys. American women love me; I don't need her support at all. Anna Wintour doesn't deal with pictures; she is just doing PR and business, and she scares everybody. But when she sees me, she is the scared one. [Laughs.] Other people think like me, but don't say it because they are afraid that Vogue won't photograph them. Anyway, who will remember Anna Wintour in the history of fashion? No one."

Ouch! As if that wasn't fashion suicidal enough, Alaia also went on to criticize Karl Lagerfeld's persona:

"I don't like his fashion, his spirit, his attitude. It's too much caricature. Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life."


Read the full interview here.

14 comments:

  1. I love this! Thanks for posting the link, I'm heading off to read the rest. I'm following back now and I guess were both night owls. XOXO

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  2. He is brave to voice his opinion of such a power in the fashion world. But I guess if she never features his designs, he doesn't have much to lose?! Great post Mallory! Very informative.
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  3. Wow:) thank you for sharing. It is great to learn a little about what happens behined the pictures - or in this instance - the non-pictures:):)

    regards
    Olga from http://revedoa@blogspot.com

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  4. @Sada Exactly!! But moreover, he was trying hard to be a jerk and make headlines.

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  5. @Olga If you like this, check out The September Issue!

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  6. Anna is credited with the "Actress as Cover Model" business - I don't necessarily like it (though sometime we can get "older" women (you know, in their 40's) on covers. But we do see the same faces every month, ever year. It gets...boring. But I guess it sells - that's why they do it!

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  7. @Kristen Yeah, that's one thing I learned from the September Issue. Like, what the hell is Blake Lively doing in the fashion industry to get not one, not two, but THREE Vogue Covers?! And this was before her stint with Chanel... ;)

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  8. I will - thank you:):)

    Olga from http://revedoa@blogspot.com

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