Stylist Rachel Zoe got more than she bargained for after making an honest comment about the lack of Vogue’s influence in today’s celebrity obsessed society. After speaking to the NY Times Zoe was quoted as saying,
“Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say that I’m more influential…….As great as it is, Vogue won’t change a designer’s business. But if an unknown brand is worn by a certain person in a tabloid, it will be the biggest designer within a week.”
Naturally her comments were branded controversial, I mean no one insults Anna Wintour right? Well according to Page Six, Zoe has subsequently been dropped by her management agency, Magnet and speculations as to whether Ms Wintour had anything to do with her being dumped, are rife. If the rumours are true then it is possible that Vogue may or may not hold as much power anymore but it’s certain that Wintour is still as powerful as ever. Ah well….as a friend always says to me, â€œIt’s easier to take back a million pounds that were stole than a couple of words you gave away.
But I wonder if in hindsight Zoe would take back the words she gave away. Whether or not Zoe was dropped by her agency for her frank remarks, the fact still remains that there is an element of truth in her observations. These days the majority of people care more about who is wearing the designer rather than what the designer is trying to communicate.