‘It really piques her when you’re late. Or when you don’t show up and she expects to see you there, she gets really, really upset. She can’t stand absentia or tardiness. She can’t stand people who linger over their food. My first lunch with Anna when we first went to Vogue was at BiCE. We sat down at 1 o’clock, the lunch was over at 1:12. As I was about to bite into my main course [she said], “OK, we’re done. Let’s go back to the office.”’ Andre Leon Talley, Amy Odell’sBack Row newsletter (more…)
It’s not even the end of January and already fashion’s legends are crossing the great divide.
While the death of Andre Leon Talley has rightfully dominated the news (everyone it seems has a heartfelt story of his larger-than-life persona), another – more understated – style elder quietly passed away at the age of 91 last weekend. Nino Cerruti (affectionately known as Il Signor Nino) was the grandson of a textile entrepreneur, whose Cerruti 1881 brand was a mainstay of 80s menswear, pegged alongside Armani as the epitome of relaxed masculine elegance. In fact, Giorgio Armani cut his teeth at Cerruti in the 1960s before going on to start his own label. (more…)
What’s with all the fashion docs? Since ‘The Internet’ raised the curtain of the fashion biz to all and sundry, it seems the floodgates have opened for every type of fashion documentary. The more we have access to, the more we want to see behind the scenes. (more…)