Cancel couture: why Anna Wintour and Vogue are losing their gloss

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Cancel couture: why Anna Wintour and Vogue are losing their gloss

As a new book dishes on Vogue’s internal wars, sliding sales and a virus surely spell the end for fashion mags

Lisa Armstrong

Oh dear. After years of omertà, it seems the glossy fashion world is turning in on itself.

André Leon Talley, the 2m, one-time African-American creative director of US Vogue (a job title even he seems to have trouble explaining but which seemed to involve “being Anna Wintour’s eyes”, presumably in case her own went on strike, and accompanying her to couture fittings) has gone rogue with The Chiffon Trenches, a tell-all autobiography in which he writes, inter alia, “I don’t think she’s capable of kindness.”

And it’s not just Leon Talley who has decided that what happens on the top floors of Condé Nast should no longer stay on the top floors...

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