So Milan is welcome to blow as much hot air as she pleases about changing her Fashion Week show dates to overlap with regularly scheduled catwalking in London and New York: Conde Nast has thrown down the gauntlet and given the diva a serious reality check.
Conde Nast International chairman Jonathan Newhouse released a statement making it clear that if Milan changes her schedule to compete with New York and London fashion weeks, it's doing so at the expense of the Conde (read: Vogue) fashion editors:
"We at Condé Nast do not want the schedule to be changed. We very much oppose moving the Milan shows earlier so that they overlap or conflict with the London fashion shows — or with the New York fashion shows or those of any market. They will not under any circumstances abandon the London or New York shows if the Milan shows are moved earlier,” he stated, voicing his belief that, “the best way to avoid having a problem is to maintain the schedule as it is now.”
Bam! Newhouse's comments should have been enough to puncture her ego, and the Italian fashion body is probably scheduling an emergency acupuncture session as we speak. Look, Milan Fashion Week is home to some of the world's most phenomenal runway shows, but the city should stick to showing fashion and give up on the power plays. It's not a good look.
[WWD via The Cut]