Monday, June 21, 2010

Anna Wintour Doesn't Do Stairs

If you thought Mariah Carey was a diva. Clearly you haven't met Vogue editor Anna Wintor.

In his new book, the Project Runway's star Tim Gunn retells the story of a run-in he had with Anna after a 2006 fashion show that he'll never forget.
"I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won't-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on. She wasn't there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman's lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms....I ran to the window to see if they would put her down on the sidewalk or carry her to the car like that. They carried her to the car. And I thought: I will never for get this."
A few months later, Tim was part of a panel discussion panel at the New York Public Library with Miss Andre Leon Talley, Vogue's Editor-at-Large and it, too, was something he didn't forget, either.

Tim writes, "When we return to the green room, we see that someone has spread a translucent barber's bib over Andre and he's reclining, his arms at his sides. He's being fed grapes and cubes of cheese one by one, like a bird in a nest."

Now, that's a diva.

BTW: Anna's people say Tim's a liar.

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