It’s no secret that the world of international fashion is built upon fragile ziggurats of egoism and insecurity, but decorum, and business dealings, often keep the squabbling behind the veil. Not this time. Giorgio Armani has unsheathed the knives for Anna Wintour, who ghosted on his showing at Milan Fashion Week, opting instead to head to Paris. He expressed his dissatisfaction with Wintour, the Fashion Game Anna Wintour, in a press conference, as WWD reports.
There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris … 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? They told me, ‘She went to see the Privé in Paris; she has no time to see the ready-to-wear in Milan. She is influential and powerful.’ But, perhaps, I’m influential as well.
Wintour sent her apologies, indirectly, The Cut writes.
“Anna has the greatest respect for Giorgio Armani and everything he has done for Italy and fashion worldwide,” a rep forVogue told WWD. “Unfortunately, with the fashion calendar now running for more than a month, there are some shows that Anna is not able to attend.”
Some shows in general, sure, but also specifically your show, which, again, she did not attend, because of other shows.