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The Sartorialist Has Got a Bone to Pick with…Everyone

Scott Schuman, the diminutive dictator behind The Sartorialist, has a reputation for being….sort of a…dick. And in the June issue of GQ, he takes a moment from bullying Tavi Gevinson to rain a few F-bombs all over the magazine industry, Dolce & Gabbana and the president of Saks Fifth Ave

The Sartorialist Has Got a Bone to Pick with...Everyone

On magazines: “It shocks me when young kids still say, ‘I want to do a magazine.’ Really? Do you want to do a magazine because you want to be an editor — what you think that life is, that romance — or do you want to communicate? Because if you want to communicate, why the fuck would you put all those obstacles in your path and have to print pages, as opposed to going right on the Internet and actually communicating?”

On being seated front row at a D&G show along with Garance Doré, Tommy Ton and Bryanboy in 2009, where they were all given laptops on podiums: “They got a humongous amount of press. ‘Look, we brought the bloggers in and gave them the front row. Look at the dancing-monkey bloggers!’ I could barely bring myself to sit down…Like, ‘Ugh, I don’t want everyone looking at us.’ Like, ‘Oh, look at the cute bloggers! Isn’t that cute! Are they playing Angry Birds?’ When you’ve got Ron Frasch [president and chief merchandising officer of Saks Incorporated] behind you going, ‘I spent two fucking million dollars on D&G’s last collection, and I’m sitting here? For these little schmucks?’”

On being introduced to Ron Frasch as a stay-at-home dad : “He’s looking right over my head and I remember thinking, I’m gonna make this fucking blog so he looks at me when I’m talking to him.”

While being interviewed, Frasch and Schuman cross paths and Schuman, it seems, has gotten his wish:

“Hey, Ron.”

“Hey, Scott,” says Ron, politely but without slowing down.

“Happy New Year, buddy,” Schuman says.

And that, kids, is why you want to work at a magazine: to capture precious moments like these. [WWD]

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