Anna Wintour, Editrix in Chief of American Vogue, will attend only three days of Milan Fashion Week. But don’t worry, she can catch the pics online afterwards anyway, eh? It's not the end of the world, and we’re sure that a mini shuffle around of the schedule will be ok, right?
The Italian designers are not feeling so calm and relaxed about this – apparently Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Fendi and Armani who were due to show their collections towards the end of Fashion Week now want to change dates. After all, what’s the point of having fashion week without the editor of Vogue to witness it?
It should have run from Feb 24 until March 2. Now the most important fashion houses are reorganising their shows to coincide with her visit, from Feb 26-28.
Meanwhile the Italian press and Fashion Council are in something of a tizz too. "She wants designers to schedule their shows during these three days," said Mario Boselli, the president of the Italian Fashion Chamber.
He announced to the press: "It has bad consequences for many, many people involved in the shows, from stylists to models to hairdressers. It's absolutely crazy." Fuming, he added, "She's welcome in Milan but if she only comes for a fleeting visit, perhaps it would be better is she stayed at home."
Oh, and while we’re in the mood for fashion week goss, word is that Carine Roitfeld – Editor in Chief of French Vogue is going to attend London Fashion Week for the first time in, well, absolutely ages. Yikes! London is schmokin’ once again!