From the Department of Random Funny Things I Found on the Web:
Alright, let me see if I can break this down into a hundred words or less.
Over at Jezebel (stop rolling your eyes, I do read other blogs), Dodai points us to this surreal (but awesome) clip from French television. For those of you who don’t know, Anna Wintour is the famously frosty editor of Vogue magazine, a “style icon” who can pretty much snap her fingers and skirt hemlines will go so high that the whole world will know every woman’s waxing pattern of choice.
She was the purported basis for Meryl Streep’s terrifying Boss from Hell character in “The Devil Wears Prada”. Two French journalists have been following her around during French fashion week and I’ll let Dodai handle the translation duties from here:
To begin, the narrator points out that Anna Wintour (gasp!) smiles. Especially when the camera is following her. Sometimes she even laughs. But when she thinks the camera is off, she’s pensive. There’s a brief interview with Teen Vogue‘s Anna-haircut-copying editor Amy Astley. (Nouveau personnage!) In addition, viewers are introduced to Hamish Bowles, of new title Vogue Living. (Nouveau personnage!) Jennifer Hudson’s cover is discussed as well. But nothing (RIEN!) prepared the filmmakers for the shock, SCANDALE! that follows: For the Nina Ricci show on Tuesday (MARDI!) Anna wore the same dress she did to the Balenciaga show on Sunday (DIMANCHE!) The same dress! (MEME ROBE!) You don’t need to understand French to appreciate the flabbergasted disappointment apparent in the narrator’s voice. Just listen.
“Flabbergasted disappointment” doesn’t really convey it. The guy sounds like he’s going into labor. I could watch this again and again and again and still howl every time.
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