Fashion Week: Paparazzi Hope Season Serves Up Wintour/ Federer Shot


Don’t believe the rampant rumors currently keeping harried fashion flacks up at night that Fashion Week will be light on the celebs this go-round. With Manhattan-centric — and style-obsessed shows — like ABC’s Cashmere Mafia and NBC’s Lipstick Jungle filming around town, bet on at least one Brooke Shields or Lucy Liu appearance to liven things up. Interestingly enough, according to at least one veteran photog who stakes out-the tents at Bryant Park, one of the week’s most sought-after photos of the week isn’t of any calorically-challenged celeb but of newly-minted BFFs Anna Wintour and Roger Federer. “That’s the shot every New York outlet wants,” says the lensman.

After the New York Post reported Friday that the Vogue editrix was “crushing like a Teen Vogue intern over the hunky tennis star,” photogs are eager to snap the duo together so as to keep the match made in media heaven in the news. Takes us back to the halcyon days of last September, when we were first to spot the emerging signs of this mutual admiration society when Wintour, who brought Federer to Oscar de la Renta‘s show, seemed a more than a little overprotective of her guest, going “ballistic” when a overzealous publicist tried to woo the ace away from her for a photo op. Anna, it’s your serve.

— Diane Clehane