Oh the dramz!
Anna Wintour and the rest of the Vogue editors at Conde Nast are pissed about Italy's decision to have Milan Fashion Week start during New York Fashion Week and continue through London Fashion Week.
In fact the International chairman of Conde Nast fired off a letter to the Italian Chamber of Fashion that if they don't change it back to the original schedule, none of his editors will be attending.
Here's the back story that lead up to this threat: next year New York Fashion Week is starting on September 13th, which is a week later than normal due to Labor Day. The Italianos argue if Milan Fashion Week is pushed back designers won't have enough time to produce good shows, but that's where Conde Nast begs to differ.
Jonathan Newhouse wrote Anna & Co. like the schedule the way it is and are against any changes. He warns in his letter:
"They will not under any circumstances abandon the London or New York shows if the Milan shows are moved earlier…The best way to avoid having a problem is to maintain the schedule as it is now."
Mario Boselli, the head of the Italian Chamber of Fashion told WWD:
"We wouldn’t have reconsidered the show dates, but since the equilibrium has been ruptured, we are reflecting and rethinking the situation. Already we thought we were compromising and since New York has decided to set its schedule without consulting us, we are thinking in terms of what is best for us."
Sounds to us like Vogue may have won the battle, but not the war…yet.
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