André Leon Talley -Contributing Editor, US Vogue & Editor, Numero Russia
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i know i may sound annoying to someone who likes what he does (whatever that is) but i still have trouble discerning what is it that he does at vogue and why is it HIS job to do that, and not someone else's
i just dont understand how based on his formal training (french lit) he is able to take decisions that in any way matter to such a huge publication that must rely on strong and well composed opinions.
i get that he has a lot of experience and that he had worked alongside with Vreeland and now Anna, but for that very same reason we could say that his vision is not that wide and focuses maybe too much on the one and only thing he knows about.
i dont even think his flamboyant personal style could have anything to do with it. i mean, if putting together a pair of diamond incrusted vivier shoes with a larger than life balenciaga cape is seen as somewhat talented, then anyone could be in his place, no?
there's got to be something else i dont know about!!
as Karl would say: "when you like something right away, you dont have to worry. But when you don't like, you must ask yourself why is it that people like that!"
so also on another note to all of the above, do tell me why is it that you like about ALT
I mean, why not?
He certainly has the experience, having worked under la Vreeland...
Besides, if you're going to use the 'what's so special about him' argument, I may be inclined to ask what is really so special about Virginia Smith, Lauren Santo Domingo, or all those other Vogue girls (and boys)?
Sure, they're stylish, but so are a 1001 other NY socialités...
What makes Hamish Bowles so special? That he's a hyper-cultured british guy?
Those seem to be a dime a dozen, and I bet many would be more than willing to work for a magazine such as Vogue...
Maybe Anna just likes him, who knows...
"i have not a serious thought in my head"
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