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Vanity Fair: It’s not just a name, it is a way of life.

This week, Vanity Fair named Radhika Jones as its new editor-in-chief. Which is good news! She is very smart and also a woman of color, and you would both of those would be worth celebrating. However, instead of walking into a welcoming office waiting to greet her with open arms, Jones walked into what appears to have been a high school cafeteria.

WWD observed one of the company’s fashion editors in candid conversation with industry peers remarking not on the context of Jones’ first visit, but rather the outfit she wore.

“She seemed nervous. The outfit was interesting,” the staffer noted. According to the fashion editor — who omitted Jones’ admirable literary accomplishments from conversation — the incoming editor wore a navy shiftdress strewn with zippers, a garment deemed as “iffy” at best.

Jones’ choice of hosiery proved most offensive, according to the editor. For the occasion, Jones had chosen a pair of tights — not in a neutral black or gray as is common in the halls of Vogue — but rather a pair covered with illustrated, cartoon foxes.

Oh. The horror.

I’m sorry, Condé-Nasties, but those tights sound AWESOME. My bet, actually, is that they are Anthropologie’s Fox Trot tights, which I would immediately purchase were they not out of stock.

Even Queen Bee Anna Wintour got in on the glaring action.

The animal caricatures may have also been too much for Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour, who is said to have fixed one of her trademark stoic glares upon Jones’ hosiery throughout the duration of the staff meeting.

I am almost surprised that she did not require Jones to Skype into the meeting from the girl’s room.

One fashion editor even wondered if she ought to welcome Jones with a passive aggressive gift basket.

Unnerved by Jones’ choice of legwear — and Wintour’s reaction — the fashion editor proclaimed to her friends: “I’m not sure if I should include a new pair of tights in her welcome basket.”

And why not? Surely, this super brilliant woman does not even know that tights without foxes on them exist. She has definitely gone all 44 years of her life thinking that such tights are her only legwear option. There is probably not even a single Hosiery Options course available at Harvard, where she got her undergrad, or at Columbia, where she got her doctorate in comparative literature. Boy, will she ever be surprised when she discovers that you can, indeed, buy plain black tights. This could be world-changing. I bet she will send that editor the loveliest of fox-themed thank you notes.

Or maybe that editor should just go with an Edible Arrangement.

Radhika Jones, no doubt, is wearing those tights because she does not care what you think. Radhika Jones formerly worked at The New York Times, Time and The Paris Review. We hope she does not give one flying fuck what Anna Wintour thinks because she is too busy being awesome and brilliant to sit around worrying about grown up humans sneering about her tights.

We recommend the upstanding humans at Conde Nast give it a try.

Give Wonkette some money so we can go buy awesome tights!

[Women’s Wear Daily]

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  • OrdinaryJoe
  • BosGrl

    This made me teary. Damn.

    • janecita

      Why?

      • BosGrl

        I’m just sick of this, that’s all. I know she’s a grown woman and able to handle this kind of thing, but I just hate it so much. I wish people would just be nice to each other.

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef
          • BosGrl

            Oh I love that :)

        • SayItWithWookies

          I’m afraid Wintour is one of those people who’s not going to treat other humans as equals if she can judge them into an anorexic panic attack-prone servile sub-being instead.

          • C4TWOMAN

            It’s a power status thing. It’s just a ridiculous form of it. What is she supposed to feel because Wintor is being petty? Why would she?
            I used to go to a 24 hour fitness. Most people were fine, but there was a certain type of skinny chick who expected respect or deference from other women. Because skinny = alpha, right? But I powerlift and can literally throw said chick across the room without sweating. So maybe let’s do the Golden Rule thing, mkay?

            I’m glad set those boundaries, because if these chicks were pulling that with a lean, muscular woman, you know know they were doing it with shy, uncertain women…
            I hate bullies.

        • janecita

          It is sad and ridiculous.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          Try not to take it so personally, if a fashion editor isn’t catty and critical of the little things, is she really a fashion editor at all?

          • puredog

            Very Zen.

          • Nigel R. Toppinglift, III

            Wanted: Fashion editor. Must be tedious.

        • Bangkok Taxi

          That would be, nice.

  • Michael R
  • Jonny On Maui

    Nice, tight, article!

    I’ll go to my room now…

    • C4TWOMAN

      And don’t come out until we say so!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Some people at VF have some Mean Girls in them. They should have left that back at the sorority, or better yet, the playground.

  • BosGrl

    Hey, fellow women? We have enough crap to put up with. Knock it the hell off.

    • Jennaratrix

      Bingo.

  • canes_pugnaces

    I think the tights are foxy. And, for the record, Wintour is not ALL bad; she banned ALL Trumps from the Met Ball forever. That’s my final word on the matter

  • SayItWithWookies

    So –Wintour pulls her Devil Wears Prada bullshit on editors too? How fucking juvenile. She should be glad VF hired someone who’s more Liz Lemon than Barbie.

  • memzilla Ω

    It’s not for nothing that they’re known as the Condé Nasties.
    Ms. Jones should try these stockings next.
    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/64d4a04e732846215468d26100afabf33567a4ab4c2b5ee72a1515b174580a3b.jpg

  • MynameisBlarney
  • SomeBigRedDog

    Foxes are like if cats tried to be dogs.

    • Trip Space-Parasite

      “Cat software running on dog hardware” is the line I heard.

  • fawkedifiknow

    I think they have envy issues on things other than her sartorial choices.

  • Skeptical_thinker
  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    I was unaware that someone’s sartorial choices had anything to do with the ability to edit a glossy magazine.

    • BosGrl

      She has a touch of whimsy, which is awesome. Also, maybe someone she cares about gave her the tights and she wore them for good luck.

  • Zonath

    Dr. Jones if you’re Conde Nast-y.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    I got a new print shirt with Corgis on it. Think I’ll get a glare — I hooe so.

  • janecita

    I want those tights. They wouldn’t like me much at Vogue, I like funky stuff.

    • Tishalicious

      They are SO cute…

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Those are really great tights, unquestionably. But they are very busy. If my wife (who trusts my fashion sense enough to ask my opinion on a regular basis) asked me if they looked good with a navy dress all busy-busy with lots of zippers, I’d probably steer her to an unadorned, solid colored dress to wear over them.

      So in essence, I agree with Wintour a little on this, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to slam the new girl over it.

      • janecita

        That would be the way that I would wear them.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Copy editing suggestion: Second sentence seem to be missing a verb.

    • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste

      Or two extra words.

  • YoBunnyBunny

    This reminds me… I need to start buying my fall/winter tights.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Me too. I am now 40 pounds heavier, and old tights won’t fit.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    I have no fashion sense. But I’m sure Tom and Lorenzo would approve.

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Wintour lives in white-knuckled panic that someday, when she least expects it, something will happen causing her to smile, thus breaking every bone, vein & artery in her face in the process.

  • The Wanderer

    I don’t see what the fuss is about. I think the fox motif on her leggings is playful and indicates that the wearer has a certain level of whimsy that can be a positive boon in a workplace.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Not that workplace. I saw “Ugly Betty”.

  • shastakoala

    They might have been acceptable if they were sold pre-torn and frayed for 20 bucks more than they’re worth.

  • C4TWOMAN

    Expect Foxtrot tights stock to rocket.
    “Thanks Vogue Mean Girls!”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You can’t buy an endorsement like that!

  • rosenbomb

    I hate snobbery about clothes. If you must be out of the house wearing something, it might as well be fun!
    (I own a fox shirt from Anthropologie, and I have worn it at work many times)

  • Anna Rompage

    Jeebus fucking christ fillatiating santa claus’s reindeers, it’s not like she was trying to wear tie dye, and Guatemalan print at the same time or anything…

    • Lascauxcaveman

      That sounds kinda cool, actually. I bet some hippie chick in my backwater town is walking to the farmers market right now, wearing that.

  • anon_the_great

    Errbody should be nekkid at work ‘cept for protective gear. Of course that would mean bike helmets and taped-on oven mitts for Conde Nast scribblers

  • kilgoretrout

    Conde Nast is French for kinda nasty.

  • Aaron Wise

    BREAKING ON HUFFINGTON POST

    Women On Clinton And Sanders Campaigns Allege Sexual Harassment

    Stay tuned!

  • Zonath

    I would never derrida a Lit. PhD because she could probably deconstruct you into next Tuesday.

    • Crooked Paul

      She should tell them to Foucaultff.

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    “The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity (fair).”
    -Cervantes (I added the parenthetical)

  • Timothy Watson

    God, what a punch of pretentious fuckwits.

    That’s what we (I) call them down here in central Virginia.

  • maxneanderthal

    All editors of “fashion” magazines need to be reminded that within 60 days of publication their finest efforts will be lining my cat’s litter tray…

  • Cousin Itt un Mondialiste
  • wide_stance_hubby

    Just about every fashion icon in the world has at one time or another, cameoed on ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ which suggests they have some sense of humor over the ridiculous world of fashion, but I do not ever recall seeing Wintour’s dour face.

  • DrBigHead

    I don’t know why anyone would be surprised by this. It is Vanity Fair for Christ’s sake. Much of what they do is to provide fodder for people to ridicule other people’s choice in clothes.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I’m a Colorado girl, though and through. I would never even fucking survive in NYC or DC (probably). I don’t think of myself as ‘country’. At. All. But I’m in serious ‘hick’ territory as far as those folks are concerned.

      • DrBigHead

        Maybe this week. God knows what the hip set has to wear next week. Entire closets may become passe.

        • Courser_Resistance

          I have a few ‘nice’ pieces in my wardrobe – most Colorado girls do. We just don’t have a rotating ‘fashion’ wardrobe. And I always have an evening dress in my closet. I pick one up at Ross every few years for about $20. Dress it up with accessories, voila, instant evening dress.

  • kilgoretrout

    Wintour is coming

  • Crystalclear12

    I guess poor Anna peaked in high school.
    Move past the glory days, dear.

    • maxneanderthal

      When you’re a raddled old workaholic with zero friends and a worldwide reputation as a twat, then you can be sure you’ve “made it” to the top – like a rooster on a dung heap.

      • ((( Augustus )))

        sounds like Trump, minus the work

    • Janae Bess

      Anna Wintour dropped out of High School at 16.True.

  • Suttree

    Would their opinion of said tights be different if they cost $700?

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Are they LaCriox, sweety?

      • grindstone

        That was so perfect I read it in Eddie’s voice.

      • Kakariki

        Saffy: But do you like them?
        Eddie: If they are LaCroix I do.

      • SDGeoff3

        No, honey. Army surplus. And the safe word tonight is “yes, MA’AM!”

    • Daniel

      Depends who had that $700. If it was a son of a gun about whom the seventh doctor had said he was born for good luck, then I doubt they’d have messed with him.

    • sincarne

      First you’d have to draw anarchy symbols on them, though.

    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      THIS. How are we surprised that people that work at Vanity Fair have stupid opinions about fashion. Isn’t that their jobs?

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        There’s a difference between knowing about fashion and being a dick about it.

  • BaconzDone

    Baconz gotta say this is one of the best “Coctober/Blowvembers Wonkette has had in years.

    Everyone is getting the light shining upon them for thier no-means-no touchy time.

    Good riddens. Now the 14 sexual assaults the POTUS had…no forget that now…the Russia thing is still a burr under Baconz saddle.

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Oklahoma Tried the GOP’s Tax Plan. Now, It’s Electing Democrats
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/11/oklahoma-tried-the-gop-agenda-now-its-electing-democrats.html

    The backlash to the Republican tax agenda is already getting Democrats elected — in Oklahoma. On Tuesday night, 26-year-old mental-health counselor Allison Ikley-Freeman won election to the Sooner State’s Senate, in a district that backed Donald Trump by 40 points last November.

    Ikley-Freeman did not win on the strength of her fundraising or political experience. She boasted little of the former and none of the latter. But like the three other Oklahoma Democrats who have evicted Republicans from state-house seats this year, Ikley-Freeman enjoyed one decisive advantage: She bore no responsibility for the regressive tax policies that had left the state in fiscal ruin.

    • Beelzebubba

      Okiehoma is like Kansas, only worse, and with less attention being paid.

      • BadKitty904

        Here’s hoping the voters of Oklahoma aren’t as gullible as Republicans think they are.

        • Beelzebubba

          Low bar there, but we’ll see.

          • BadKitty904

            I can dream, can’t I?

    • Proactive Cooperator

      I will take back one bad thing I’ve said about OK and say something good. The corn rotting in the fields is not that ugly. And the Dollar Stores sell beer. But they do still drive like idiots in the rain.

      • BadKitty904

        The first time I ever saw a basement was in Oklahoma.

        (We do not have basements Down Here as our water table is approx. a foot below the surface of the ground)

      • puredog

        Idiots in the Rain would be a good PNW band name.

  • Blackest Noobs

    so wait they lost their shits cuz there was something on the tights? that’s pretty dumb.

    the title of article is kinda misleading cuz i thought,” wait she went in wearing JUST tights ( i.e. no dress)” and i thought “well that’s uncouth.”

    btw we have librarians that show up to work wearing just tights, and i just think, really?!? you think that is looking professional? we’re a library not a glam rock band, ya know.

    • Bobathonic
    • h4rr4r

      This is what I assumed too.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Also too, tights are not leggings. Not at all.

      • h4rr4r

        All I know is the ones where you can see too much are not really work appropriate.

      • Blackest Noobs

        but not professional wear, just tights or leggings.

    • NastyBossetti
    • Cosmic Owl

      TV show Parks and Recreation librarian style was always pretty slutty.

      • Blackest Noobs

        that is fictional librarians.

        you find real slutty librarians…well lucky you i guess.

    • Thiazin Red

      Yeah, leggings or tights as sole lower half garment are not appropriate for a professional job.

  • Crystalclear12

    Well, they are no Teen Vogue, that’s for sure!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    This is why I only read Fly Fisherman. No one makes fun of my choice of waders.

    • anon_the_great

      Wanna bet?

    • Cosmic Owl

      The fashion police at WWD dare to disagree.

  • JD Mulvey

    I’m not sure I’d wear the Fox tights on my first day at a new job, but then I’m a hairy old fat man.

    Save it for day 2.

  • Beelzebubba

    “Condé-Nasties” wins Robyn the Intertubez today!

  • Aaron Wise
  • Mr. Blobfish
  • Courser_Resistance

    I want those tights! My awesome Halloween leggings are out of season now.

  • Daniel

    Wintour was wearing tights covered with fat English gentlemen in pinks.

  • bbayliss

    Is the wearing argyle socks still reason for dismissal on wall street?

    • TundraGrifter

      Precisely the opposite, when I worked for an investment bank. Granted it was more Montgomery than Wall, but still…

  • Portia McGonagal

    We have an epidemic of men assaulting and preying on women and children and this is what these Devil Wears Prada wannabes are going to fixate on? I’ve loved clothes, makeup etc. since I can remember but I 1.) have never bought into Vogue as the arbiter of anything ( wear what you like and looks good on you) and 2.) can wear my goddamn fashionable attire and focus on what’s important at the same time. Get it together ladies.

    • Courser_Resistance

      I’ve bought a Vogue from time to time over the years, but the clothes always looked pretty ridiculous to me. I was always asking, “Geez, where would I wear *that*?” If I saw anything I really liked (rare), I’d figure out how to approximate it. I sewed a lot of my own clothes in high school.

    • puredog

      I doubt that it is an epidemic of incidents, more like an epidemic of reported incidents.

  • capnkrunch

    Fun fact: today I am wearing a Peppermint Butler holiday sweater and blue socks with pieces of toast that say “OUI OUI” on them.
    (not me)
    http://nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/We-Love-Fine-Adventure-Time-2-08252015.jpg

    (yes me)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f566943c5efae54a6eaf62eb1564d8970aede0cc09d161c127522d9edc801eb.jpg

  • Lucky Mitchell

    Maybe instead some of these women might want to talk about how she’s making 25% of what Graydon Carter was making…. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radhika_Jones

    • BosGrl

      Right? Was it half or something of what her male predecessor was making?

    • puredog

      Um — Graydon was there for decades, and had probably worked up to it. Should she stick around, her increases should be commensurate. But coming in at his pay level would be weird.

  • Jackie Jackstein FTW

    I thought those tights looked badass. When a person is comfortable in what they’re wearing, they always look good imho.

    • Cosmic Owl

      Exactly so.

      It’s all about pulling off the look. When you feel good in it, it shows.

    • anon_the_great

      Oh stfu you hippie. You have no idea of the eldritch horrors I’ve witnessed on Phish phans

      • Jackie Jackstein FTW

        Oh, I know eldritch horrors. I’ve seen Junior Leaguers in person.

        • anon_the_great

          Touche’

        • SDGeoff3

          I first read that as “in prison” and thought, no, wait. That is not possible.

      • Courser_Resistance

        Concert wear is a whole other category of wrong.

        • anon_the_great

          My encounters have been at bookstores and co-ops. Not concert wear.

          • Jackie Jackstein FTW

            Ziiing!

        • SDGeoff3

          For those who have to wear it to perform, yes it is. When you see even slightly eccentric outfits on a (classical) performer anymore, we’re dressing for comfort as well as a little pazzaz.

  • Cosmic Owl

    Plus, those are like the curest tights ever.

    Sounds like bunch of oldster fashion mavens at CN need a sense of humor in their reluctantly given gift basket.

    • anon_the_great

      They are cute. Besides why are people scoping out her gams anyway? And here I thought sexual harassment and The Gaze were things we we all hepped up about.

      • puredog

        It’s a thing fashionistas and wannabe fashionistas do. They scan the object from toes to man-bun, and then voice their opinions. If the overall opinion is negative, they tend to go full catty. Barf, say I.

        • SDGeoff3

          Huzzah to you say we all.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        They are cute. But they are also calculated to draw attention to the gams; that’s why people are scoping out her gams.

        Just like a plunging neckline is calculated to draw attention to the wearer’s cleavage. Absolutely nothing wrong with either. But it’s something the wearer buys into, if they choose that outfit.

        • anon_the_great

          Uh, no. That’s the Male Gaze thing in operation. She liked em but that’s where that fuckin train stops. They are leggings, tights, not a blouse open to the navel.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            The Male Gaze exists. (Female Gaze, too.) And fashion doesn’t exactly ignore that fact.

          • anon_the_great

            Genocide is a thing too, but…

          • Lascauxcaveman

            But the fashion industry doesn’t see any money there, so they pretty much ignore it.

          • anon_the_great

            Alright, that’s beside the point but I’m done.

            Have a nice day

          • Lascauxcaveman

            Oh, c’mon, don’t be that way. I’m not saying anyone should wear a burkha. I’m not saying anyone should be raped because they dress differently than the norm. I’m just saying the fashion designers know exactly what they’re doing, and what you wear is one of the ways you present yourself to the world.

            For example, sporting a purple Mohawk is a showy way for a person to say “Hey! Look at me!” and kicky leggings are a more subtle way.

            It seems silly to argue that fashion designers aren’t aware of the “hey, look at me” factor of what they’re putting out there. It seems naive to pretend a clothing shopper, male or female, is not considering that factor when they make a fashion choice that’s a little outside of the norm.

  • puredog

    The “meows” in this piece, in both men’s and women’s voices, are fucking deafening. GIVE IT UP!

    • Christopher Story

      Meow?

    • Historicat

      Right – leave the meows to the experts. Cats don’t judge.

      Well, OK, we judge but not about your pathetic fashion choices.

      • Jeffery Campbell

        ^—– Totally judging.

  • TakingAmes

    You could not pay me enough to work at Conde Nast. I had a brief temp job there one fall. Conceptually, I love Anna Wintour, but God is she a snob.

  • Jackie Jackstein FTW

    I have to amend my statement on being comfortable and looking good. The WH press briefing just started and I saw what SHS was wearing. I take it all back.

    • BosGrl

      Is she wearing her Madge Simpson pearls and fur eyelashes?

      Yes, I’m a hypocrite but it’s not Sistah Sarah’s first day, and…. nah, never mind. I’m just a hypocrite.

      • Paul

        As we all can be. We’re human.

      • Jackie Jackstein FTW

        Aren’t we all? If we’re being honest, yeah, we’re all at least a touch hypocritical.

    • anon_the_great

      Fashion is hard when it looks like you are wearing a skin suit.

  • armed_bears

    Super rare thing to say these days…. but holy crap I am glad I am a guy.

    • BosGrl

      Oh, the guys get made fun of, too, but the difference is, most of you don’t give a damn. Which, good for you.

      • armed_bears

        Took a second to respond to your comment, ’cause I was tightening the velcro straps of my sandals securely over my socks.

        • BosGrl

          LOL!!!

        • anon_the_great

          Did you know if you slip bread bags over your socks you can go out anytime, anywhere and laugh at the weather? True fact from Seattle WA

          • armed_bears

            Oh… over. I get it now.

        • 😨…er I mean you can wear what you want of course…er…yeah…

      • puredog

        My fashion sense is pretty laughable, to which I say: go ahead and laugh. Laughter is good for you.

        • H0mer0

          comic book guy: “Are you the creator of ‘Hi and Lois’? For you are making me laugh.”

  • 52camellias

    Obviously, the Conde Nast people found the tights so unnerving that they forgot to snark on the hairstyle and choice in jewelry. Up your game, appearance snobs!
    But I’m pretty sure that as the Editor-in-CHIEF, Ms. Jones can wear whatever the hell she wants to work.

  • sg77

    Oh fer pete’s sake are we EVER going to grow up over here.

    • 52camellias

      And we would want to do that why?

      • H0mer0

        [it’s why I spend so much time here.]

  • TundraGrifter

    I could be mistaken about this, but when is the last time Anna Wintour paid for any article of clothing she wore or gave away?

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Her personal style tends toward The Wallpaper in the Half Bath at Granny’s Beach House.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ade9364b02baa03fc035e4a28fb208a45ebec2753ae2745307dd16b38268990e.png

      If you get a chance, watch a movie called The September Issue. It’s a documentary about the making of Vogue’s most profitable yearly issue, and it’s an interesting look at what goes into making Anna Wintour a sacred monster (and at that, she’s more sacred than, say, Graydon Carter at VF or any other male editor is required to be).

    • Jeffery Campbell

      She’s been wearing that stupid shirtwaist since the day one.

      • TundraGrifter

        Shirt waste?

  • MynameisBlarney

    Speakin’ of womerns what got their priorities all confussed….

    https://twitter.com/DomenicoNPR/status/931612670490443776

    • BosGrl

      Abortion, guns, and prayer in school. The Big Three.

      • anon_the_great

        Don’t fergit Child Marriage

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      Party over country, every fucking time.

  • Sheepshagger

    So we got the fox guarding the ….what now?

  • Major_Major_Major

    I’m a little jealous of all the bad ass tights out there. Sadly, it seems that most of the cool men’s socks are dress socks, and I can’t do thin socks, sorry. I even do the heresy of wearing athletic socks with dress shoes.

    • Shanzgood
      • Major_Major_Major

        I’m a bit too dad bod to pull that off. Hahaha

        • Shanzgood

          Wear whatever the hell you want, hon!

    • TimResistit

      All I buy is white athletic socks, I got tired of losing one pf a pair of socks so I decided a while ago to make them all white.

      I do have black socks when the occasion arises, tho.

      • 52camellias

        I bought a gazillion white Gold Toe socks and never looked back, although it was mostly because I hate doing laundry.

        • puredog

          I considered commissioning a coat of arms one time with the motto “It is impossible to own too many socks.” As I was going commando in those years, the number of socks I owned kind of controlled my laundry (blech) cycle.

          • UncleTravelingMatt

            When I got out of college, I went full Scarlet O’Hara, sockwise. Socks rate ahead of food on my list of shopping priorities. I have t-shirts you can practically see through, I haven’t bought a pair of jeans in 10 years, and I have a pair of shorts so ragged that I have to hide them to keep my wife from throwing them in the garbage again, but if I even imagine one of my socks has a hole in it, I’ll buy more.

          • H0mer0

            I think there was a Black Adder episode with Hugh Laurie in which he is yet again looking for his socks and says “I guess socks are like sex!” “They say there’s a lot out there but I just don’t seem to find any.”

      • H0mer0

        I keep trying to cull the white socks with holes in the heel out of the rotation but they keep finding their way back.

    • TundraGrifter

      Most argyle socks are pretty thick – cotton in the summer and wool in the winter. Gold Toe makes some great thicker socks – calf length, which is by far the best for dress.

      • Major_Major_Major

        I had a bunch of argyles for a while, but as they have worn out, I have reverted to athletic socks.

      • Beelzebubba

        Gold Toe black athletic socks:
        https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Toe-6-Pack-Cotton-Athletic/dp/B0002TOZ1O
        I love these things when the weather gets cold; wear ’em with dress shoes and nobody is the wiser.

        • TundraGrifter

          Those are crew – not the calf length. But you’re on the right track.

    • capnkrunch

      I have a bunch of socks from Sophos (it’s only proper as an IT pro). They are dress socks but still reasonably comfortable. My brother has lots of nice wool socks but I don’t know where he gets them.

      Last Christmas my mom got me a subscription to Say it with a Sock. They’re pretty nice and a big thicker than regular dress socks. That is where I got the socks I’m wearing today:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f566943c5efae54a6eaf62eb1564d8970aede0cc09d161c127522d9edc801eb.jpg

      • Major_Major_Major

        Those are too awesome. I’m gonna have to check those out.

  • TimResistit

    I would be coming in in croks and sweatpants for the rest of my time in that position.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    I’m shocked that Vanity Fair, which publishes TA Frank’s regular series on how women named Clinton make his testicles recede into his esophagus, and Anna Wintour, who just signed a content creation agreement with Vice, have fucked up values.

  • calliecallie

    Robyn, didn’t you see “The Devil Wears Prada?” I would expect nothing less if I was taking a job like that.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I used to work in a Conde Nast building. They were not kidding.

  • Catstro

    Maybe she should switch to knee socks instead. I would be happy to loan her these https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41e855a3ea47c29d8cecfe9df8b972725738f56b2ca8a837f0395e6b4d0883c5.jpg

  • bubbuhh

    Apparently, becoming editor-in-chief at Vanity Fair has put Radhika Jones in a tights spot. She’s a serious, intelligent person who is running one of the leading press organs of the Shallow State. Perhaps she and Maggie H. should trade jobs.

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      I think Anna Wintour needs to lighten the fuck up.

  • ImGoingBacon

    Oh, they are just upset that Clinton Kelly and Stacy London are not BFFs anymore, so they had to take it out on someone.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/16/entertainment/clinton-kelly-stacy-london/index.html

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • Swampay

    uh, aren’t the fashion choices relevant of a woman who wants to run a fashion magazine?

    • Bitter Scribe

      VF is not a fashion magazine. It’s just owned by the same company that owns Vogue (and the New Yorker, for that matter).

      • Whollyholeyholy

        Vanity Fair is one of the best publications around for in-depth articles.

        • Beelzebubba

          The Atlantic, also too.
          Not many of them left.

  • Bitter Scribe

    NO!! NOT THE TRADEMARK STOIC GLARE!!!!!!!!

    • H0mer0

      I’ll give [her] the FROWNING of a lifetime! (Grandpa Simpson)

  • Jeffery Campbell

    I love this. Wearing those tights was better than slapping that stupid fucking bob off Anna Wintour’s head.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    How refreshing to have a post on Fox and tights that has nothing to do with glass desks.

  • bubbuhh

    Money, money, money! Spend! Spend! Spend!…I don’t care what I look like. It’s the attitude.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dazSPBwVVwM

  • Kakariki

    The behavior of the staff aside, I do think those tights are a bit too cutesy and bordering on childlike. Or as they say in fashion, a bit junior. Not the best choice for a first impression at a new job, but maybe she wanted to make that impression. Her choice, but doesn’t mean people aren’t going to have an opinion…or be judgmental.

    • Lefty Wright

      Yeah, but the first meeting with the new boss, I want to know her plans, her attitude, a little more on her background, and things that may actually impact me and the organization. Not her tights.

  • More reminders of the difference between fashion and style, and why I hate (this aspect of) New York.

  • Nasty Girl Brianna

    The Devil Wears Prada, no less.

  • Mpeg

    The imagery on those fox-y tights reminds me of bourgeois, hunt club outpost women’s scarves circa preppy-1980s. I was expecting more geometric less retro-rendered animal art like my leggings here from thinkgeek: http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/additional/large/isrn_stacked_cat_athletic_legging_side.jpg

  • whyieverdidit

    Thanks for the “Condé Nasties” reference from “How To Lose Friends and Alienate People.” G.W. is a bellelettrist. A fucking bellelettrist!!

  • Professor Fate

    apologies for the cliché – perhaps the new editor-in-chief could have fresh saucers of milk set out for the folks who commented at the get to know you meeting.

    • SDGeoff3

      And little bags of kibble on the side, like peanuts on a plane.

  • Iron Monkey

    Graydon Carter never wore tights with little foxes–not to the office, at lest.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    The Vanity Fair slam book is made with 25lb bond, exquisite calligraphy, and only the most tasteful use of stickers.

  • going4baroque

    Beauty — be not caused — It Is —
    Chase it, and it ceases —
    Chase it not, and it abides —
    ~~ Emily Dickinson

    • Boojum

      Grab it and it face plants you.

      • sarafina

        Then sues your ass and ruins your life. (As it should.)

  • Jamoche

    Sheesh, don’t they know cool socks/tights are the in thing? https://i.ytimg.com/vi/J2UdevI2KdE/hqdefault.jpg

  • Beelzebubba

    The New Yorker has put together the timeline, and it’s a doozy. As they point out, it’s all come out in dribs and drabs, so the public is like the proverbial frog in hot water:

    September 21, 2016: WikiLeaks sends a direct message to Trump, Jr., who quickly notifies Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, and Brad Parscale. The highest levels of the campaign now know that WikiLeaks is in touch with Trump’s’s son and close adviser.
    October 3: Trump, Jr., asks WikiLeaks, “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I
    keep hearing about?”
    October 7: The U.S. intelligence community formally announces that the Russian
    Government directed the theft of e-mails from the Democrats, and used WikiLeaks to distribute the material. WikiLeaks immediately begins releasing Podesta’s e-mails.
    October 10: Trump praises WikiLeaks in a speech.
    October 11: Trump tweets, “I love WikiLeaks!”
    October 12: WikiLeaks sends another private message to Trump, Jr.: “Great to see your dad talking about our publications. Strongly suggest your dad tweet this link if he mentions us.” Fifteen minutes later, Donald Trump tweets, “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by Wikileaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”
    October 14: Trump, Jr., tweets the link that WikiLeaks had provided. The media blows up with speculation about Trump-WikiLeaks collusion. Mike Pence is asked, on Fox News, if the Trump campaign is “in cahoots” with WikiLeaks. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he says.

    Paints quite a clear picture, doesn’t it? What’s in the emails and documents still being withheld by Kushner and Trump Jr., remains to be seen.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I kept hearing rumors Flynn was going to have his day in booking this week. It’s Friday and still crickets. I hope it’s because he’s singing.

      • sarafina

        This week there are at least rumblings, if no actual indictment from Mr. Mueller, The Great Hope of our Nation!!!!

        • Slamtundra

          I hope that one day there’s a Robert Mueller Day that’s celebrated with parades and flowers.

    • i seriously went into your post thinking it was a radhika / anna joke. which would be brilliant.

      but this is even more timely. and welcome.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Someone needs to tell Anna Wintour that the role of Miranda Priestly has already been cast.

    • MOG253

      Does anyone outside the fashionindustry care what Anna thinks? 🤣🤣🤣

      • nope.

      • Slamtundra

        And I hope I don’t offend anyone by saying this, but those inside the fashion industry don’t matter. The fashion industry doesn’t matter.

  • Manhattan123

    How could they even see her her trademark stoic glare under those fucking oversized sunglasses she always wears?

    • Erala Contratista

      Yes!
      She has no known facial expressions.

  • I think those tights look foxy.

    *DUCKS*

    • wavicles

      Ducks on tights would be fowl.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        You quack me up!

  • Fred_the_Dog

    I want some tights like that!

  • hudson

    I had no clue who this anna wintour character was. so looked her up. lot of other interesting details, but i will just focus on this:

    Her control over the text is less certain. Her staff claim she reads everything written for publication,[60][95] but former editor Richard Story has claimed she rarely, if ever, read any of Vogue’s arts coverage or book reviews.[96] Earlier in her career, she often left writing of the text that accompanied her layouts to others; former coworkers claim she has minimal skills in that area.[97] Today, she writes little for the magazine save the monthly editor’s letter. She reportedly has three full-time assistants but sometimes surprises callers by answering the phone herself.[98] She often turns her mobile phone off in order to eat her lunch, usually a steak (or bunless hamburger),[90] undisturbed.[99] High-protein meals have been a habit of hers for a long time. “It was smoked salmon and scrambled eggs every single day” for lunch, says a coworker at Harpers & Queen. “She would eat nothing else.”[26]

    • hudson

      you know who else had uncertain control over text?

      • Red Richmond

        The assgoblin that invented twitter?

      • Indeniable Ron

        Johann ‘Butterfingers’ Gutenberg?

      • miss_grundy

        I was going to say Hitler but, instead, I will go with Dotard.

    • Edith Prickly

      The evil editor in The Devil Wears Prada was based on Anna Wintour.

  • BearGHAZI

    This is even worse than the time Wonkette interviewed a potential new writer, and the knave showed up wearing pants.

  • Red Richmond

    The closest I will ever come to wearing leggings is the white socks that I wear. White. Crew Cut. Socks. With EVERYTHING. Thats my world Bannana Wintuuuur, deal with it.

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Those tights look like they are black. Are you telling me that Radhika wore black tights with a navy blue dress? I am SHOCKED! SHOCKED, I tell you! Ms. Wintour did not even mention whether Radhika’s purse matched her shoes!!! This is surely an evil day for women’s fashion, a sign of the creeping progression of low standards. Next women will be wearing white shoes after Labor Day, and civilization will crumble.
    😉

    • Robyn Ryan

      Hush. I’ve got a drawerful of white gloves, awaiting resurrection.

  • HarryButtle

    So, the fashion editors at Vanity Fair are catty and petty. Yeah, it’s shitty. But it’s Vanity Fair fashion editors. It’s expected.

  • Indeniable Ron

    I guess the staff at VF never got the memo:
    Smart and capable people are allowed to wear ANYTHING THEY LIKE. This rule has been in effect since at LEAST the 15th century, when a certain Mr da Vinci invented the bunny slipper.

    • SDGeoff3

      Lol. Your timing!!

      • Indeniable Ron

        Thank you. I live but to amuse, effendi.

  • Boojum

    She, and her tights, have my unconditional approval.

  • proudgrampa

    What? Those are cute!

    • SDGeoff3

      I want a pair.

  • H0mer0

    I thought those were cute also; Is her job predicated on her personal choice of fashion? How can a woman with an immovable pageboy hairdo pass judgement on anyone?

  • javadavis

    “Or maybe that editor should just go with an Edible Arrangement.”
    Did you just suggest that editor should, figuratively speaking, ‘eat me’?
    Bravo. If true.

  • Khaleesisdoormat

    I wish her luck dealing with those fashion snobs in her office.

    • SDGeoff3

      She’s the Editor In Chief. She doesn’t have to deal with any of them. Yee-haa!

  • Royal Ugly Dude

    VF just published a brilliant in-depth piece by Michael Lewis about all the ways the Trump people are fucking up the USDA. As long as they keep up the quality journalism, their editorial staff can wear whatever they please.

    • Cat Cafe

      I am just reading that now, and it is horrifying.

    • But who was he wearing? How you can call it “quality journalism” without that probing question?

  • SeeTrain65

    I guess in their case, Vanity is only Fair for certain people.

    • Dept. of Space Tacos

      vanity is in the title.

  • SDGeoff3

    Pompous, pretentious and banned from my mailbox since a cover story on Justin Fucking Bieber. What an attitude of false agony they have. I hope they like their new Patrona, because you don’t get a second chance at a first impression, and she is smarter than all of them together.
    Another great one from Robyn. Thank you.

  • Begin Anew Day

    Did the VF staff give Carter Page this kind of grief over his new hat?

    Did you see Carter Page’s new hat? Somewhere on this website is a picture of Carter Page and his new hat. Go check it out.

    Meanwhile, I’m going to squirt some sesame oil and sriracha sauce into a bowl, stir in some mixed nuts and enjoy the only snack that gets my full attention these days.

  • Dept. of Space Tacos

    “a garment deemed as “iffy” at best.”

    Thank the non-existant lord I work in an industry where fashion sense is not only not expected but deemed suspicious.

    • Slamtundra

      Amen to that.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      IT?

      • Dept. of Space Tacos

        law….government law.

        • justifiable

          I feel your pain.

  • Petunia Cat

    Oh my good god! The idiot fashion people. Also those foxes are not cartoons or “caricatures” (someone doesn’t know what the long words mean). They are illustrations. No doubt done in gouache. Which you would think fashion assholes would know about. (Gouache is just less watery watercolor, most notably used in: fashion illustrations.🙄) Too bad we didn’t get to see a picture of the Zipper Dress! 😯

  • Robyn Ryan

    Thank you.

  • Incoming Ham

    Anna W. can just fuck right off.

    I imagine Alexander McQueen would have loved those tights.

  • Next meeting she should walk in with a pair of bright blue tights that got bubbles all over them.
    cause fuck that catty shit XD

    • What Pierre said

      I used to have a pair of those. They had sparkles also too!

    • Slamtundra

      Or maybe some that just say “fuck you AW and all the rest” on them.

      • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

        Root beer libel!

  • Querolous
  • Lance Thrustwell

    Like most men, I of course have strong opinions about tights, and what clothes of which color go with what.

  • dognut

    I just posted on FB that I want a pair of these Awesome Tights – and I want them quite badly. And that I wish Brilliant Woman the best of luck in her new job!

  • Iam Reading

    Men are evil to women and women are evil to women. Jesus Christ humans are the fucking worst

    • efoveks

      In college I had sorority sisters: the worst of the worst.

    • Wee Mousie

      “The more I see of Mankind, the more I prefer my dog.” ― Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

      • atlantaloves

        Ditto Baby.

  • Virginia Thornton

    She is EIC. Doesn’t the unnamed Fashion Editor work for her? And Wintour is EIC of a different publication at the same company. Not her boss. I mean, Team Radhika, Team Tights, but also this seems a bit made up.

  • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

    I may take heat for this , but I stand by my reporting.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiArbH-nMg0

  • miss_grundy

    Women are such misogynists…..

    • Maggielle

      Wintouristas are for sure, but don’t count out the real sisterhood. I have a feeling, or anyway a hope, that she’s gaining some allies in the ranks.

  • The Librarian

    Those tights are cute. I’d wear them if I ever wore skirts.

  • efoveks

    With all the offense, you would have thought she showed up in a *gasp* PANTSUIT. Like who would do THAT??? ;P

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Has the comment “OFFS” been taken? If not, dibs.

  • David Chaillou

    Well I’m not the world’s most masculine man,
    But I know what I am and I’m glad I’m a man,
    And so is Lola.

    • Wee Mousie

      Isn’t it great? But we have to work to keep our shit-free style choices.

      The one an only time anyone official noticed what I was wearing was back in the sixties. I was writing copy at a radio station when the station manager decided to throw his weight around. He ordered the two guys with the longest hair to get a haircut or be fired. Since the station down the street had already tried to recruit me, I did nothing. The other fellow got a haircut. He had his hair clipped off down to the scalp and then shaved clean.

      • David Chaillou

        My boss let me get away with shorts and a sweaty t-shirt, including at executive committee meetings, unless we had someone from group HQ. I had a great boss.

      • little miss high and mighty

        yup, guys suffer, too certainly.
        The hegeony of the “Good (aka monkey) Suit”, The shoes (silent male anxiety) .But esprcially the hair- Gods all the back before Disreli.
        In fact even the heavy extremist cultural cirles- like the expressionist and dada were hard on their shaggy members and loaning the black sheep their old suits.
        I say it be time to start sticking it to the oppresors on this attired tiresome siege.
        Bowler! Boater! Togas! Spats and breastplates if needs be.
        Thius woman’s stockings are fabulous and yu now how the maker will be in touch with her about endorsement, like yesterday.
        Wave that freak flag high (not really freaky anymore ennyways))

      • mardam422

        Not true for me. I showed up one day in a button down shirt, jeans and tennis shoes and someone asked me why I was dressed up!!!

      • Gascoigne

        Back in 1969, when I was barely out of toddler-hood in Burkburnett, Texas, my Dad, a young schoolteacher, was fired by his principal for having hair JUST over the tops of his ears. And for wearing sandals.

        • Maggielle

          Back in 1969, when I was graduating from high school, I refused to go to the commencement ceremony because they wouldn’t let my also-graduating friend Dave participate on account of he wouldn’t shave off his moustache. (Heh. I thought my parents were going to be upset at my principled stand, but they wwere happy because commencement ceremonies are boring and “we went to your brother’s last year”. Instead I got points for being a good girl.)

          Of course that’s different from being fired. When you have wee ones at home. And when you’re just dressing like that guy Jesus. Good grief.

        • SDGeoff3

          Fired? That was rather severe.

    • Vacuous Virgina

      L-O-L-A Lola 😉😉😉

  • Slamtundra

    I’m sure this has been said down thread, but I bet this new lady was all “I’m starting a job at this goddamn place and I’m sure there’s gonna be all sorts of scandal if I don’t wear shit just so and so fuck them I’m the goddamn editor-in-chief so they can all stick it down their throats and suck it.” And then she laughed at all the dumb shit she read about it.

  • Perkniticky

    Can we really blame Conde Nast for this? The New Yorker is owned by Conde Nast – I somehow doubt their staff would care what kind of tights you’re wearing.

  • sillyclucker

    Who is Wonkette’s fashion editor ?

    • mardam422

      Don’t know, but I do notice we never see what Evan is wearing…or not wearing. At least Dok has his headgear. But I think that disqualifies him as fashion editor more than foxy legwear.

      • Vacuous Virgina

        Pervert 😄😅😆

      • You should ice that burn

        I tend to picture Evan typing in an old comfy yet edgy T-shirt sans-pants (but with socks)..

        • mardam422

          White knee-length with stripes at the top?

          • You should ice that burn

            Calf length, but yes white with stripes.

    • NerdWithNoName

      By asking the question, YOU have become Wonkette fashion editor! Feel free to comment on the fashion choices of everyone pictured in the posts and speculate on commenters looks. Congratulations, make us proud.

    • TundraGrifter

      Robyn, of course! Where have you been? And she’s done a damn fine job of it. Read her detailed analysis of Ivanka’s “style.”

      • sillyclucker

        Sry pls xcuz.

  • Lord-Nash
  • UnsaltedSinner

    I freely admit that I find it very easy to imagine that meeting a gathering of fashion editors is a lot like stepping into a high school cafeteria in hell.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c9dd6ca5855ae96d76520ee3829804d179bd9ccb1f9e0379b182c4b7f77865b.gif

  • mardam422

    How am I gonna sexually harass her if I don’t approve of what she’s wearing???!!?
    You libtards!!! You’ll never understand.

  • Erik Asphaug

    I thought Vogue was all about breaking the dress code.

  • Rickyphoo

    Editor-in-Chief is like the boss, right? Is it really a good idea to cut down the boss’s attire on the first day?

    I see a lot of fashion editors covering events like the Westminster Dog Show this year.

  • Blanche Beecham

    She needs to go full out Sandy Passage (Documentary Now!) on their asses. Sweat pants worn as a turban with a flower stuck in their for flair and a lovely patterned blouse under a v neck swimming suit paired with a wardrobe staple like Palazzo pants or a wrap skirt.
    I think I just wrote my resume for the Wonkettte Fash-on Odditor position.

  • Viktor

    Anna Wintour hates any animal print. She only approves of using the actual animal skin.

  • Teecha

    I really dislike wearing tights coz the fuckers are one size fits none. But in the UK I often did wear them coz otherwise I’d have had cold legs. I usually prefer a Pucci style print, but I love these foxy ones!

    • glennisw

      I wear thigh-high socks, and I’m happy with them.

  • VirginiaMorningBlend

    How can all those Vogue people be so fashion clueless? Those tights are super cute and their detractors have sticks up their butts.

  • GRH

    Eeffing fashion nazis…

    https://i.imgur.com/Msq6vU2.gif

    • SDGeoff3

      ugh.

  • GlazedHaim

    Wintour’s guatanteed a place in Heaven because sending her to her rightful spot in Hell would only cause problems due to it freezing.

  • Jennaratrix

    Fuck Anna Wintour and all these snide mean girls. One of the joys of being closer to 50 than 40 is that IDASF what ANYONE thinks of what I wear.

    Actually, as I look back on my teen years (the 80s, ahem), I realize IDASF then, either.

    • anomie

      Same here. And it’s only gotten worse with age.

      (There was a brief period when my kids were small when it was just sweats and jeans and regular mom survival wear…. then they got bigger and I got my groove back, thank the weirdness gods.)

      • Jennaratrix

        Yep. I fully plan to be one of those older ladies who dresses a little crazy. Like, I saw a picture of Celine Dion in an all-cream ensemble with an enormous hat and thought, “I could pull that off.”

  • Crank Tango

    Anna Wintour let Kanye west think he can do fashion, in other words WTF does she know. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/04/19/00/33255EF500000578-3546783-image-m-7_1461022477122.jpg

    • rocksout

      Funny lookin’ pantyhose!

    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      That she could stand next to Kim’s outfit without retching means that her principles are… elastic, at best.

    • Thorn Spike

      This.

    • Alan

      Is she wearing underwear outside her clothing?

      • Crank Tango

        Spanx, basically, so yes. As far as I know anyway.

    • I’m having a lot of trouble deciding which is the ridiculously dressed person in this photo. Is it the pantyhose mannequin or Cruella De Vil? The guy in the hoodie is the only sane looking one, which I’m having trouble reconciling with the fact that he is Kanye West

  • SDGeoff3

    Radhika Jones walked in thinking, “Ima play with these fuckers.”

    • chezmoi

      I certainly hope that was her motivation. VF is too damn snotty for any good use.

      I love the tights, and I think I love her for wearing them. Go, Radikha!

      • SDGeoff3

        Oh yeah!!

  • kfreed

    Vanity Fair thinks this SpongeBob get-up is awesome: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc8370393d12ac027e5428fe0c3157660b1eaffb7f2b2dd97521900a189b925e.png

    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/photos/2017/11/week-in-fashion-solange-pulls-off-what-no-one-else-can

    I cannot get upset about snooty folk all up in arms about Fox tights and a zippered dress or Obama in a tan suit. Priorities, ya know.

  • atlantaloves

    Fabulous….she’s quite foxy.

  • cicatricella

    I really want those tights now.

    • Miss Dill

      Me too!

  • OppressedMass

    Sick burn, Robyn – way to stick it to the mean girls.

  • Ninja

    “And she shops at Anthropologie!!” The horror….

  • FasterThanLite

    Never heard of this woman, so I don’t care what she does. Most jobs have a dress code. Work is work and if she doesn’t like the dress code she is free to leave but it takes two seconds to not make this an issue and needless plublicity around her horror of having to appropriately dress for work.

    Yes the leggings are fine IMO but guess what ladies… I don’t get to wear whatever I want to work either. Welcome to being an adult.

    • Judy Brown

      She’s the new editor in chief of Vanity Fair. She has a fucking PhD which I’m pretty sure no one at Vogue can say the same. She can wear whatever the fuck she wants and her new staff ( meaning her UNDERLINGS) should shut the hell up about it.

      • True dat. At my last gig, a new hire with a PhD wore jeans, but I wasn’t allowed to. Both my boss and the VP refused to stick up for me regarding another issue, so I got myself fired.

        And I was the best, most productive member of my team. Fuck ’em sideways, the spineless corporate worms.

        Life is too short to work with 🤡 and deplorables.

    • Alan

      Ummm…she wore tights, not leggings. Are you seriously suggesting that they might have a dress code about what type of tights one must wear?

    • anomie

      This is Vanity Fair. Edgy artsy fashion stuff – you’ve heard of it I guess? Really hard to imagine a “dress code” there.

    • Hi, it turns out she’s in fucking charge so she can decide to show up in waders and a top hat if she wants

      • Miss Dill

        Almost sprayed my coffee when I read your non-comment. : D

    • glennisw

      She’s the fucking editor-in-chief. She gets to write the dress code.

      Also, clarifying for your poor reading comprehension skills, Radhika Jones is not complaining about a goddam thing. The story is about the cattiness of the staff and the WWD flack.

  • Husband Of Mrs God
  • My bet, actually, is that they are Anthropologie’s Fox Trot tights, which I would immediately purchase were they not out of stock.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/26uf5IMpBAg86dJ5u/giphy.gif

  • harryeagar

    Are we through caring about getting propositioned by the boss now? It is so hard to keep up with what is bothering people.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      Stuffy euphemisms like “propositioned” are part of the problem.

      • harryeagar

        What word should I have used?

        • Husband Of Mrs God

          On the one hand you’re right, there’s no other single verb you could have used in that sentence.
          Events are showing that many women are through with being abused by the boss.

    • Husband Of Mrs God

      That has always bothered people.

    • anomie

      The nice thing about humans is we (or at least most of us) can care about more than one thing at a time!!

  • Thoth

    A lot of the time I’m ashamed to be a woman based upon how other women behave. Petty and shallow, no wonder we’re not taken seriously.

    • FeloniousMonk

      Get over it. It seems the men are having an opportunity for their turn now.

  • I’m not exaggerating when I think the world would be better off if a lot of these people hanged themselves with the pair of $300 sweatpants they got from Barney’s.

  • jim2011

    Pity she can’t hear them over the sound of being their new boss.
    Or is that just the sweet music of a gaggle of chi-chi twerps being played like a banjo?

    Hard to tell…

  • Lily412

    Isn’t Vanity Fair the same plastic pulp-rag that included this on a “best-dressed” list?
    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/53d70c1fdb4ec93c547cd3d8/master/w_800,h_900,c_limit/image.jpg

    I guess Jones should have worn a garbage bag on her first day.

    • chezmoi

      “Does this butt make my dress look big?”

  • Wes

    A fashion editor being catty? I’m shocked and surprised!

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