Milan, Italy (CNS) – Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, has earned the ire of the Italians for compacting the Milan fashion week to three days instead of five. Even the mayor of Milan has issued an anti-Anna Wintour statement.
The Italians are blaming the fashion institution for insisting that the Milan fashion shows be squeezed to three days instead of their usual five for this season, WWD said.
On Friday, newspaper Corriere della Sera reported that “Letizia Moratti, mayor of Milan, sent a message to the editor-in-chief of Vogue America, Anna Wintour: ‘Nobody, not even if her name is Anna Wintour, can take the liberty to do and undo our fashion calendar. For this reason, we must all work united.'”
Another paper, Il Sole 24 Ore, also wrote that “ Wintour has been imposing her diktats on the dates of the Milan runway shows for yours. Made in Italy fashion is a stronger industry than that of its French and American competitors, but when faced by Wintour’s bob and huge sunglasses it transforms itself into Cinderella.”
And what was Wintour’s response?
She told WWD, “I am very much looking forward to going to Italy, as always.”
Milan Fashion Week begins February 25 with Prada and Fendi among others and will end on February 28.