Designer Leon Verres has launched a war against Vogue editor Anna Wintour. His weapon of choice? A statement t-shirt. One that reads "F*CK VOGUE/F*CK ANNA/F*CK YOU." Classy!
But why the hate? Verres explains in a press release:
Anna Wintour and her Vogue have been taken the fashionistas for fools for many years. She presents perfectly styled Hollywood stars in luxurious outfits and declares that to be the new trend. Besides that I do not know anyone with common sense who considers such extravagantly styled fashion-zombies attractive, with its costly produced pseudo trends the Vogue only attends on an elitist minority of the fashion world, which is out of touch with reality and dieing out. To sum it up. The American Vogue has become obsolete as style authority long ago! The time has come for Anna Wintour to accept this and to let the true critics do their work. The true fashionistas on this planet - this means the 99% of the fashion consumers who do not read the Vogue - prefer to support the army of fashion bloggers, which focuses on what real people in real life wear on the streets instead of showing over-stylized fashion photo series with extremely thin models.
Fashion bloggers are the new kings of the world of fashion and I am one of their biggest supporters. It gives me a good feeling to know that I - as one of the very small number of designers who are independent of industry and media - am able to afford to have the Stalin on stilettos as an enemy.
So...uh...who IS Leon Verres, the man who can afford to have Wintour as an enemy?
He is the designer of the Credit Card Dress, of course!
With that much plastic to throw around, we guess he can really afford it.