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Miss Anna (Wintour) Don’t Like Fat People

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Andre Leon Talley is my imaginary VBF (very best friend). In my Pucci printed daydreams, the Vogue editor-at-Large and I stroll, arm in arm, through the Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ; Andre giving me advice on what shoes to buy during Nordstroms Half Yearly Sale and divulging that Anna Wintour secretly buys her underwear from Target and I showing him how to score a Friends and Family Coupon for Bloomingdales and the amazing restorative powers of a strawberry Orange Julius.

So you can imagine my excitement when I saw my Imaginary VBF on Oprah (another imaginary best friend) last week dishing tips on fashion and dieting. On the show, Andre confirmed what we already knew “Miss Anna (Wintour, the Vogue Editor in Chief) don’t like fat people.” I’m pretty sure that she also doesn’t like poor people, people who ride the subway, people who can’t walk in 4 inch stilettos, Santa Claus, sunny days and small children.

Before you start to bash her royal evilness, peep this: Wintour was one of the first embrace the Budget Fashionista concept, featuring a mixture of high and price pieces on the covers of Vogue. In a Feb. 2005 Slate.com article, writer Amanda Fortini states
She (Wintour) was also among the first to sprinkle inexpensive clothes among high-end fashions: Her much commented-upon debut cover in November 1988 featured a 19-year-old Israeli model in a $50 pair of faded jeans and a $10,000 jewel-encrusted Christian Lacroix T-shirt; another showed a black model in an Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo jacket, a $44 bikini, and a J. Crew bandanna. Wintour’s approach hit a nerve—this was the way real women put clothes together (with the likely exception of wearing multi-thousand-dollar T-shirts). And she also allowed her models to look less than perfectly spackled and coiffed.” She may not like fat people, but she sure likes to sell magazines.

Note: Interestingly, Miss Anna’s thoughts sound eerily familiar to the controversial statement made by rapper and preppy style icon, Kanye West.

For more on me and my love of fashion, but lack of cash head to The Budget Fashionista.com

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  • http://blogcritics.org/author.php?author=Cerulean Cerulean

    I’ve said it before but:

    Anna Wintour is stuck in the past.

    What’s wrong with her is what’s wrong with the fashion industry in general. It worships coldness, thinness, snobbiness and aloofness to the point that they are synonymous with all that good. By contrast, curves, warmth, democratic ideals and bonhomie are at best endangered. Creating a world around a false, inhuman and unattainable ideal is what a sick society does. The fashion world is definitely a sick society.

    My particular bone to pick with Ms. Wintour is the use of waif and heroin chic models in Vogue. It’s sick and disturbing. During her time real size and plus size women have been demanding and getting their place in the spotlight, but not at Vogue.

    Vogue is the ultimate fashion magazine and our being kept out of it is symbolic of the icy heart at the center of the fashion industry. It demands that we diet down our curves, tamp down our emotions, and cover up our health with make up that makes us look bruised or dead. What is it about women’s bodies and being healthy and incarnated that disturbs some people to this extent? Why are they the ones in power? I no longer read* Vogue or most fashion magazines. I won’t until they show women that look like me.

    It’s not an accident that drug use by fashion models like Kate Moss is rampant. They need the drugs to maintain the artificial thiness that is demanded of them. Also, a body lacking in seratonin will look for it elsewhere.

    I’m into fashion, but this sick artificial world can go on without me. I subscribe to plus-size fashion magazines and look for real and plus size fashion plates in the mainstream media, where they are more and more present. In a lot of ways, fashion magazines are stuck in the past.

    * I can no longer lift Vogue magazine either, to tell you the truth.

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    Calling a $50 pair of jeans inexpensive is sick. Along with all the other sick things you can see in Vogue.

  • http://bonamassablog.us Joanie

    Eh, nobody seems to like fat people anymore. That’s probably why I have plenty of time to play editor around here.