Here’s the full clip. I think the highlight quotes were pretty much covered in the preview clip I wrote about yesterday – the rest of the interview is spent with Letterman asking over and over again how people can be fashionable with little money. It gives Wintour a chance to plug her Fashion’s Night Out event on 10 September, but the real moment of truth comes when Letterman asks how someone can be fashionable with $20. Wintour’s answer – “They could buy a lipstick.”
The best bit for me though (besides Letterman’s hilarious questions), is when Wintour admires Letterman’s socks and tells him he should try out a designer named Thom Browne who “cuts his pants really short so you can focus entirely on the socks.” Letterman’s reply – “Oh really…? Oh… Yeah… Let me get that number.”
It’s a pity Letterman didn’t really push The Devil Wears Prada line of questioning – (which Wintour brushed off as a work of fiction). Like someone tweeted yesterday, the woman who wrote the book was Wintour’s personal assistant – how fictional could it really be?
Anyway, I just think it’s great to see someone from the world of fashion making into the mainstream consciousness – a place generally reserved for movie stars, sporting heroes and politicians. Interesting that it took a film to be made about what they do at Vogue (rather than just what they do at Vogue) to catapult her over the edge.
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