Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, was on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. Who cares? Someone probably cares. I don’t care. She’s the editor of a magazine. About clothes. What? It’s 2009, you guys. It’s fun to play dress up, and everyone deserves the confidence that comes with looking your best, but people are literally dying out there. And what is a “magazine”?
Anna Wintour was on Letterman to promote a documentary about her and Vogue called the September Issue, which will be in theaters (in New York and Los Angeles) this Friday. Fair enough. I like documentaries. Although, documentaries in which the subject of the documentary is also the person promoting the documentary strike me as suspect. You mean Anna Wintour, a woman who is notoriously cold and obsessed with her own self-image, is totally on-board with the Anna Wintour documentary? Well then I am sure it gives us a shocking look into how great Anna Wintour is and what a fabulous and important life she leads. Kill me.
She’s the Simon Cowell of fashion! You know who else is horrible and also doesn’t need a fawning documentary? Simon Cowell.
“But Gabe, Anna Wintour has influenced millions of young women.” That’s too bad! Young women, I am sorry that happened! We should work on getting you some better influences. “But Gabe, fashion is a 300 billion dollar global industry.” Gross. The only thing grosser than the moral bankruptcy of the fashion industry is the morally bankrupt fashion industry’s self-justifications. “But Gabe, she is the subject of The Devil Wears Prada!” Well I didn’t read the book, but I saw the movie, and it was awful. Guess what: everyone has terrible bosses in their life. Grow up.