Spurned By Interior Designer, Anna Wintour Looks To Save River

The two faces of Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.

Via Page Six:

Condé Nast insiders say the Vogue editrix’s celebrated interior-designer-cum-party-planner, David Monn, who took over the design of the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Robert Isabel two years ago, told Wintour he was dumping her as a client in a fit of pique earlier this week. “David was very angry,” tattles our source. “He worked very hard to create the gala last May, and it looked beautiful. But then Vogue covered the event in the July issue and made no mention of him whatsoever. They mentioned all of the Vogue staffers who were there — but not him. He was livid.”

Via Newsday:

Activists in the Brookhaven hamlet of Mastic have enlisted a high-profile ally in their fight to rehabilitate the ailing Forge River: Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour, who owns a summer home there.

The razor-cheekboned Wintour is expected to attend a $75-a-head benefit tonight at Ladakins on Mill Pond in Moriches to raise money for Save the Forge River, a community group that has lobbied local and state officials to clean up the polluted tributary. … “No one would swim in the Forge River,” she said yesterday from her waterfront Mastic estate, once owned by descendents of William Floyd. “It’s disgusting — the smell, the pollution. … We have boats, and I have kids, and there is no way we would let them go in the water.”

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