Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sometimes I feel like I live in the center of the universe here in New York. So I usually welcome opportunities to learn how the rest of the world sees, well, not just us New Yorkers, but us Americans, especially when it comes to politics.

Of course when I saw this nicely mapped diagram of fashion editorial royalty in La Repubblica's Velvet Magazine (which, I have to say, seems to be getting better and better), I was a bit perplexed. Aside from the iconic Anna Wintour, Voguettes and Voguesters dominated the page. Granted, they were of varying nationalities, but predominately English speaking. And if you took away the token celebrity stylists and the very high browed fashion critics of broadsheet newspapers, you were left with Michael Roberts of Vanity Fair, Jefferson Hack of Dazed & Confused and Babette Dijan of Numero.

Maybe all the tumult at Elle made it too risky to include a name and title since who knew who was going to stay where by the time this edition came out. But where's Glenda Baily? Ahn Duong? Alex White? Cecilia Dean?

Or maybe, as Velvet's view of the world seems to be suggesting, there is no life outside of Vogue? At least, not a very fashionable life that is.

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