How Joanna Coles Saved Fashionweek


Swishy magazine editors in Milan’s Fashion Week attending the Alberta Ferretti show and dinner had to brave a downpour. Forgive FishbowlNY for our unconcealed shadenfreude while we relay the following events with a mirthful smile. Fashionweekdaily reports that at the Piazza Oberdan at the Gucci show (nice work if you can get it), traffic for miles stopped. As the sirens whistled, the editors refused to get out of their cars until the doors to the show opened, for fear that the torrential downpour might ruin their crisp clothes, their smart shoes or — dare to dream — their expensive hairdos (Averted Gaze). Marie Claire EIC Joanna Coles, we cannot fail to note, had a rather unorthodox — and pretty saucy — way of getting the doors opened and traffic flowing. From Fashionweekdaily:

”The Marie Claire editor in chief, not to mention feisty Brit, left her Four Seasons-loaned umbrella by the wayside and stormed towards the venue in her Roger Vivier Belle du Jour flats to gain entrance to the 6:30 p.m. show just as most of the 5:30 p.m. show guests had left. Stopped by the security men, Coles was infuriated, pulling one down to her eye level and saying to him in a strict tone of voice (whether he could understand it or not was another question), ‘You need to let me in. You need to let us all in. I’m from Marie Claire in the U.S. Do you know how many credits we give Gucci every year? This is unacceptable!”’

Shortly after Coles was let in. Then, a few minutes late, everyone else.