so the part of the invaluable relationships i get. he is "bien placé", he's been around for a long time, he partied back in the good old wild days in new york city and he worked for some time under Diana Vreeland.
but the eye for what's right, the nose for what's good, even the point of view...
sincerely i've never seen/heard/read ALT being able to explain what he does or what he really has to say.
Because when he is asked in the September Issue he says he helps the editors to have "a dialogue about fashion" (whatever that's supposed to mean)
And, his "life with andre" pages are more about his lavish lifestlye (his first ever excursion to the tennis court was actually described in his section once. vuitton bags and all included).
And, his visits to ateliers and showrooms are not quite insightful either. He tells Isabel Toledo that her glasses are upside down and she goes and says "you have SUCH an eye"
and then he compliments her cruise collection is "clinical" (which he previously says he doesnt like about other collections)
These examples may all be very "september issue" but i guess that's what i have in most recent memory.
I've seen everything from short videos to a whole interview with chanlie rose, or clips where he appears just a few seconds giving his opinion on shows (like style.com videos but older) and if he has a point of view, he sure is very private about it.
I've never heard him say anything more elaborate than what you'd get out of a 17 years old russian model. His thoughts on a Chloe collection back when Karl was still designing for the house? "this was very beautiful! and modern! and very very beautiful!!!"
What he thought about the Chanel resort that was showed in Grand Central? "There's something about the way you have to pronouce channnnnnnelllllllle, you know? CLICK! it's like... channnneeelllllle CLICK CLICK!!" with laughing and crying all in between...
i don't know... i still don't get it. As you see i've tried, but it's just beyond me.
I feel like bryanboy could do his job better. right, not for the relationships part (yet)