Monday, November 9, 2009
Colin McDowell with YSL's Stefano Pilati /StyleCartel
"I've been banned from several shows in my time. Balenciaga banned me last season. I wrote about the pretentiousness of fashion houses and meant Balenciaga, of course. I've never met Nicolas, but I think he's a fantastic designer. But banning journalists is, I think, a little unwise. When I'm banned, I'm always pleased because I know I've said something important and I think that's my job. Armani was the first show I was banned from, many years ago, and I can't see that changing-why would I want it to?! It's not an easy job, sitting there for an hour waiting for a show to start on a tiny chair in cramped conditions. It's abominable."
I wonder if any New Zealand designer has ever banned a journalist from their shows?
[Fashion Week Daily]
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