Managed to get through almost 2/3ds of the September Vogue without suffocation, but was pleasantly amused since it seemed less content-free than usual. US Vogue which used to be a cash cow is now losing almost $150 million a year, an impressive sum especially since it used to carry its entire parent, Conde Nasty.
What amuses me most is that about half of the ads, stories and models are now populated by People of Color. I interviewed there about 20 years ago and suggested a photo story of the Williams sisters who were just then starting out and physically stunning. The editor, not AW, looked at me as if I had horns. Not now, boy, if you were to read Vogue you would now think the US was half black, rather than 13%. And left wing, very very left wing. With occasional forays into brutal-dictator-worshipping.
I don’t get the marketing plan. Have white women fled the Wintour corral for pastures stripped of shoes that destroy your ability to walk by the time you’re 60 and clothes that turn you into a Russian or Saudi whore? And now she’s about to fit black women into some new-fangled torture costume? Run strong black women, as fast as you can.