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Is the famous Vogue boss Anna Wintour already being dismantled behind the scenes? This suggests a dispute with designer Isabel Marant.
It's about power, it's about intrigue, it's about one of the most important women in the fashion industry. Anna Wintour, of all people, the legendary and influential boss of "Vogue" is said to have been duped during the Paris fashion week.
President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte presented themselves as heads of the fashion mecca Paris and invited prominent designers to an exclusive dinner in the Élysée Palace. Simon Porte Jacquemus, Stella McCartney, Olivier Rousteing - they were all there, including Anna Wintour.
But according to the French designer Isabel Marant, she was not even invited to the reception. Marant told the French infotainment show "Quotidien": "Wintour was not on the guest list. She tried very hard to get a seat at the dinner." The "Vogue" boss even intervened at the American embassy for this.
But even when designer Karl Lagerfeld, also a guest of "Quotidien", only reacted to the statements with a shake of his head and asked why Wintour was sitting at the table of honor at Macron when she was actually not invited, boho chic moved on -Designer Marant does not deviate from her claim.
The first public attack on Anna Wintour
It may be mistaken for simple gossip, but in the fashion circus Marant's attack is seen as the first indication of a weakened position of Anna Wintour. Because until now there has never been any risk of publicly criticizing or exposing the mighty "Vogue" lady - especially since she can end the careers of designers, models, photographers or stylists with a snap of her fingers.
It is possible that Anna Wintour has been working on the dismantling of Anna Wintour for a long time behind the scenes. Recently there were rumors that the 68-year-old lady with the strict bob and XL sunglasses wants to retire from the business after 30 years. Condé Nast, the publisher in which "Vogue" appears, denied this - but the sawing on the icon's chair cannot be ignored …