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Friday, October 21, 2005

AW, the NY Times and the almighty dollar

The NY Times parent company reported over 50% lower profits for the 3d quarter - they say they are determined to seek "new revenue sources". The effort is apparently under way already, since one of the articles in the NYT fashion section starts with "Any woman worth her weight in back issues of Vogue will tell you..."

Does the US Vogue reader really know all about fashion? If you remember when Halle Berry appeared in a Elie Saab gown for the Oscars ceremony, avid Vogue fans didn't know shit about what she was wearing - coz Cruella Wintour ignored the designer and never mentioned him in her rag...she probably remains jaded after that embarassing episode, since her lackey who does the Paris FW reports thought Saab's fashions were suitable "for Arab princesses" only...the fact that E Saab, like R Cavalli, remains the biggest threat to the talentless sister of Gianni Versace, also has something to do with the decision to ignore him...

You heard about how fab the Sept US Vogue issue was - turns out AW's pathetic rag still performs miserably, despite the Wal-Mart ads...check out the 2005 data, all the way through September - for yet another year, InStyle whips AW's ass in both ad page count AND ad revenue...


At 10/27/2005 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're quite right about Saab and Versace. Hello, it's time to wake up, Gianni is dead and all his ideas have been used.....Saab creates beautiful dresses.


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