After Anna missed Giorgio’s Milan Fashion Week in 2014, the designer spoke out. And while he didn’t mention the editor-in-chief of Vogue by name, many assumed he was referring to Anna. “There are some who prefer to put the Giorgio Armani show off and go to Paris,” he said on WWD. “She took a plane, dropped Mr. Armani and went to Paris.”
According to the outlet, he then added, “Why should I always be the idiot? [translating from an Italian expletive] being punished for a person who, good or bad, likes or dislikes, is powerful? I feel punished. She said she would send her people. But when you go to your dentist and he puts you in the hands of his assistant, how do you react? They said to me: “She went to the Privé in Paris. She doesn’t have time to see the ready-to-wear clothes in Milan. «She is influential and powerful. But maybe I am influential too. ”
In a statement with WWD, Vogue Communications Director Hildy Kuryk said: “Anna has the greatest respect for Giorgio Armani and everything he has done for Italy and for fashion worldwide.”
“Since the fashion calendar is now longer than a month, there are unfortunately some shows that Anna cannot participate in,” it continues.