Anna Wintour followed Chloe Sevigny's lead and jumped on the celeb community board bandwagon last night. She joined West Village proles (if proles exist in the West Village) to rail against a proposed Serge Becker restaurant in the 'hood. Wintour cautioned against "the kind of people [Becker] brings.” What kind of people might that be?
A glance at the list of notables seen at Becker's current star magnet La Esquina reveals the big names Wintour would rather keep out of her backyard. Don't bet on these folks gracing the cover of Vogue anytime soon:
Beyonce, Kate Hudson and George Clooney are all fans of the glitzy taqueria. What did they do to offend Wintour? Easy: too curvy, too untalented, too manly. (Note that Clooney did appear on the cover of now-defunct Men's Vogue.)
It's not like Wintour would've run into these folks at Becker's joint anyway. Rumor has it she scarfs down all her meals at the Five Guys nearby.
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Sunday, May 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.