this is it, i’m through with this shit of talking about sozzani, vogue and all the mess and problems you all know very well.
also because I live a very nice life, without bothering about them.
but i’m more and more fucking angry, fuck i’m angry.
i would like to get fully back to the interview sozzani, vogue italia editor, uomo vogue editor and editorial director of conde’ nast italia, the interview she had last week in the program “barbaric invasion” by bignardi, first i found bizarre that sozzani, who never went before on tv and normally resists interviews, goes on tv! (so that lots more people see and listen to her! and not on a niche swedish magazine…..) to be interviewed exactly a week after the reportage by “report”. does it look like an attempt to clear herself after the quite serious inquiry by sabrina giannini, report’s journalist? and who’s doing the interview? listen to this! a lady that works, with her husband, for vanity fair, the magazine sozzani is editorial director for, can you believe the coincidence!!
and they do not say it, eh! it would be as if someone would accuse me of terrible facts and my assistant would interview me. But all these facts, like everything else, seem normal.
INSTEAD OF AN INTEVIEW WITH KNEE PADS WHY HAS SHE NOT ACCEPTED VARIOUS REQUESTS OF INTERVIEWS FROM SABRINA GIANNINI? WHY?
let’s examine the interview.
i’m looking at it here http://www.la7.it/approfondimento/dettaglio.asp?prop=invasioni&video=6605
– she starts by saying she spends her time on the plane looking for new photographers. what a start! i think she shoould avoid polluting the planet and waist time: the photographers she employs has been the same for the last 20 years, the new ones she just employed (finally italian!) for uomo vogue are her son and her boyfriend. let alone a plane trip, she had them at home, the new photographers.
– she talks about advertising and says that vogue, like all other fashion magazines, do not allow their ad clients to interfere, and their articles choices are free. sure thare are also donkies that fly and horses that know how to sing … but how can a person be allowed to tell these lies unpunished???! i can explain to you: at the fashion magazine offices there is a big wide sheet where is written: “client xy 10 pages of advertising to produce 10 pages editorial, done 8 still 2 to come”, this happens with all magazines, and is was introduced by vogue 20 years ago, it would be nice to have this sheet: i suppose it has disappeared from all editorial offices after the report interview. but there is a very simple way of verifying what i’m saying: one month client xy starts advertising, do we want to check if during the following months his editorials appear on the same magazine? how stange! there he is!
– she says that vogue italia helps and must help italian fashion designers. where? the last italian designers that emerged in the international scene were dolce&gabbana, they have been discovered by marina fausti, actually the editor of, guess what!, gioia, at the time she was fashion editor of the great magazine “moda”, I would like someone to tell me who where the Italian designers launched by vogue! they shoot and do everything in new york!
– they ask her about report, she says “they already knew everything”. can you believe it, it is really a matter of david against golia, a very powerful giant that even has informers, against someone like sabrina gianini, a journalist which only strength is her professionality
– she says she does not do consultancy work, some statements should be proven. ok, she does not free lance.
-ahhhah hahh hahhh ha hhhhaaaaa!!!!!!
– they ask her, with unespected malice, if someone like moggi exist in the fashion business, she answers she does not know who moggi is, there are two explanations: she is other ignorant, which is quite serious for a magazine editor, or, being used to it, she is lying. I don’t see any other alternative.
– they ask her about the famous episode of the “cotoletta’ involving dolce&gabbana http://blog.gamberorosso.it/kelablu/articolo/cotoletta-story-tesi-antitesi-e-sintesi-gli-english-speaking-del-mondo-notoriamente-4-gatti, she answers she does not know it. there are two explanations: she is other ignorant, which is quite serious for a magazine editor, or, being used to it, she is lying. I don’t see any other alternative
– she speaks about her son, and I remind you once again, he just did the cover for uomo vogue, and she says he is not a fashion photographer, fabulous! the boy does fashion editorials for uomo vogue and he is not a fashion photographer: http://www.marekandassociates.com/view.cfm?id=67&p=329&a=8920¤tRow=10
here is a secret for young italian photographer wanting to be fashion photographer for vogue : just do not be it!
– she says that anyway her son is not the only young Italian to have done the cover for uomo vogue. She says someone else did it. what a pity, this other one is the best friend of her son, they even share the same agent http://www.marekandassociates.com/index.cfm
– “and if one is more round?” “just too bad!” no comment
enough, i’m fucking over it, and i finish here.
but the situation is much worst than you can imagine, there is absolutely no meritocracy, only nepotism. on the other hand why should we be surprised? If it is like that in Italian hospitals, in Italian courts, at Italian universities, it should be like this in the Italian fashion photographic environment! just imagine! at least here nobody dies!
nobody can say the opposite otherwise i can tell it all.
i’ve asked few post ago to name some italian photographers. the friend alan wrote a list of italian names, they were all people raised and grown abroad, surely not in italy. in italy a laboratory for italian talents does not exist, and this is the worst consequence of the vogue attitude. the few italian that manage to publish in italy are all husbands/boyfriends of someone. do you want the names, so we do not miss anything? here http://www.benedusi.it/portfolio/albums/anticamera/ftp/mail/ is a mail i have received and has been around for a while in the fashion world.
i would have still a lot to say and to write,
but enough now, i’m really fucking over it.
what I can tell you is that it is not over.
you would agree with me that already some time ago, during unsuspected times, i spoke about these topics, and i told you that it would have a big media exposure soon. this is it.
and i can tell you now that this is not the end.
we will go on.
send your informers.
reinstate your spies.
we are not stopping ….
here above the opening page of vogue and the opening page of one of my shoots some time ago: vogue doesn’t get always get there first….