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MUSE OF THE WORLD: Condé Nast Continues Its Downward Spiral, ALT Is Modest As Usual and You Too Can Smell Like a Duchess


- Condé Nast is going down in flames, mostly because I’m burning it to the ground as we speak. On the heels of Rihanna disgracing the cover of Vogue and Justin Bieber bringing his fever to Vanity Fair, Katy Perry is the latest popstar to cheapen the CN brand, tarting it up on the cover of June’s Vanity Fair as shot by Annie Leibovitz. Meanwhile, Liz Taylor’s Final Days are relegated to a banner. Give me “Diamonds, sharks, gay bars and the most bizarre road trip ever” over an alleged singer any day of the week. [Vanity Fair]

MUSE OF THE WORLD: Condé Nast Continues Its Downward Spiral, ALT Is Modest As Usual and You Too Can Smell Like a Duchess

- André Leon Talley ranks Beyoncé in Emilio Pucci as his best dressed from the Met Gala last night, though he modestly put himself at the lowly position at #12 when in reality he was the only lady to really turn it out on that carpet. [Vogue]

- Livia Firth, wife of this year’s Best Actor Oscar winner Colin Firth, had a meeting in the ladies room at the Met Ball with Stella McCartney, Lauren Hutton, Yoko Ono, Salma Hayek, Rihanna and Hilary Alexander and was gracious enough to tweet pics of it. [Refinery29]

- Mert & Marcus by Mert & Marcus. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

- John Galliano fired his lawyer, Stephane Zerbib over “apparent irregularities in respect of his firms administration of Galliano’s financial affairs over a number of years.” Sounds like someone had their hand in the couture cookie jar. [Vogue UK]

- Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, also known to commoners as Kate Middleton, wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum on her special day, thus ensuring that White Gardenia Petals by Illumnum will sell-out in a matter of minutes. [Grazia]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail