Did Anna Wintour Snub Giorgio Armani?
In what could be a case of you just can’t please everyone: Giorgio Armani is lashing out, at well, any and everything as it relates to fashion. First on his list? Anna Wintour–allegedly. He hasn’t named names.
“There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris,” the designer told Women’s Wear Daily. “She took an airplane, dumped Mr. Armani and went to Paris.”
He continued: “Why should I always be the moron [translating from an Italian expletive] to be penalized because of a person, who, for better or for worse, like or dislike it, is powerful? I feel penalized. She said she was sending her people. But if you go to see your dentist and he puts you in the hands of his assistant, what’s your reaction?”
Armani’s criticisms didn’t stop there. “I think that the exaltation of the idea that designers can be just completely free to express their fantasy is really dangerous,” the Italian designer said. “I’m very happy that others do what they do. I respect my colleagues. I’m happy with what I do, but I feel like a black swan in doing clothes with function and with an attention to the commercial aspect.”
Valid points? What do you say?