“All because of the list,” says a victorious Miranda Priestley to her assistant Andrea Sachs as the two sit at the back of her chauffeur driven car. “The list of designers, photographers, editors, writers, models all found by me and nurtured by me and have promised to follow me whenever and if I choose to leave Runway.”
She had knocked the final nail into her rival’s coffin. If you haven’t seen ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ I’ve probably lost you.
I am reminded of these words following reports that Conde Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse has ordered employees at the publisher not to work for Carine Roitfeld’s upcoming magazine titled CR Fashion Book. The former French Vogue editor left Conde Nast at the end of 2010 and her new magazine is scheduled to make its first appearance on the shelves in September this year. She is launching it through Fashion Media Group LLC, whose assets include V Magazine and V Man.
It is alleged that Newhouse sent a word of warning not only to staffers but also to world-renowned photographers like Mario Testino and David Sims, ‘reminding’ them that they shoot exclusively for Conde Nast titles that include Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, Glamour and GQ, among others.
Oh, the drama!