“Irrelevant,” bullying, and “crap”: A fired Vogue director lets loose on glossy fashion magazines – Quartz

Lucinda Chambers, the Vogue UK fashion director of 25 years who departed this May, has apparently sounded off on quite a few subjects in a bracingly candid interview within the area of interest journal Vestoj. For instance, she revealed that she was fired with out warning, that pleasing an advertiser was the guiding power on not less than one latest cowl, and that she finds Vogue largely irrelevant.

The interview itself was reportedly reside only briefly earlier than being taken down, nevertheless it was lengthy sufficient that screenshots and a cached version started circulating on-line. Now we have reached out to Vogue and Vestoj for remark and will replace this story with any reply. Chambers couldn't be reached for remark.

The previous editor’s directness isn’t precisely flattering to all talked about. “Reality be instructed, I haven’t learn Vogue in years,” she evidently instructed Vestoj founder and editor-in-chief, Anja Aronowsky Cronberg. “The garments are simply irrelevant for most individuals—so ridiculously costly. What magazines need at this time is the newest, the unique. It’s a disgrace that magazines have misplaced the authority they as soon as had. They’ve stopped being helpful. In fashion we're all the time making an attempt to make individuals purchase one thing they don’t want. We don’t want any extra baggage, shirts or footwear. So we cajole, bully or encourage individuals into proceed shopping for.”

She additionally admits that not each shoot she labored on was successful, pointing to June’s cowl that includes author and mannequin Alexa Chung in a Michael Kors shirt. She calls it “crap,” however says, “He’s an enormous advertiser so I knew why I needed to do it.”

Different subjects Chambers gives ideas on embody what she sees because the mismanagement of Italian fashion label Marni, and how far you will get in fashion simply by being assured and trying the half.

Chambers didn’t seem to bear any unwell will towards her longtime employer when she left. “I am keen on British Vogue and am so very proud to have been part of it for thus lengthy,” she was quoted as saying.

However the Vestoj interview might easily ruffle some feathers, and has already stirred hypothesis of potential legal action.

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“Irrelevant,” bullying, and “crap”: A fired Vogue director lets loose on glossy fashion magazines - Quartz