Juicy Fashion Industry Blind Items: Hand-Jobs as Interviews, Firing Models Who Have Their Periods, and More

Glamour UK's October issue has an expose called "The Truth about Fashion Week," and it's essentially one big, long, juicy blind item. Here are our favorite tidbits from the whole piece. Let the guessing game begin! Which designer's favorite party accessory is a coke straw? A top designer's 'party piece' is Hoovering up grams of Colombia's finest through one of his custom-designed, platinum 'coke straws.'" Which designer really gets a hand from his assistants?
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Glamour UK's October issue has an expose called "The Truth about Fashion Week," and it's essentially one big, long, juicy blind item. Here are our favorite tidbits from the whole piece. Let the guessing game begin! Which designer's favorite party accessory is a coke straw? A top designer's 'party piece' is Hoovering up grams of Colombia's finest through one of his custom-designed, platinum 'coke straws.'" Which designer really gets a hand from his assistants?
Photo: Imaxtree

Photo: Imaxtree

Glamour UK's October issue has an expose called "The Truth about Fashion Week," and it's essentially one big, long, juicy blind item.

Here are our favorite tidbits from the whole piece. Let the guessing game begin!

Which designer's favorite party accessory is a coke straw?

A top designer's 'party piece' is Hoovering up grams of Colombia's finest through one of his custom-designed, platinum 'coke straws.'"

Which designer really gets a hand from his assistants?

One guy is notorious for only employing pretty male fitters and assistants; he "auditions" them by making them give him a hand-job during the interview.

Which designer won't hire models on their period?

Another [designer] is a well-known misogynist and makes his staff search models' handbags to see if they have tampons or sanitary towels on them. He won't work with any woman "in season," as he calls it, and send them home with no notice or pay.

Which diva model demands an absurdly high price?

Many of the models survive on a pittance but some of the more established girls can name their price...A booker at a prestigious agency says one clotheshorse won't strut her stuff for less than £80,000 (over $120,000) a show. "She puts her fees up every year, and the list of demands is outrageous. She only wears one outfit; any extras are £25,000 a piece. The fitters have to go to her hotel suite, she won't do any press and the fashion houses have to book her first-class flights for her and several of her flunkies."

Which A-list actor uses drugs to coax threesomes out of models?

One A-list actor is notorious for gate-crashing Fashion Week soirees; his chiselled looks (and ready supply of illicit substances) have helped him talk dozens on models into having threesomes with him and his friend.

Which established model has a serious ego problem?

One well-known face insists on knowing all the girls walking in the show; if she thinks any are prettier than her, she'll insist they're fired.

Which designer had rough makeup sex before his SS12 show?

The recently appointed head designer of a renowned fashion house, "León" [obvs not his real name] was credited with the brand's resurrection. His feminine, bod-conscious clothes had piqued the interest of the A-list: León was expecting to see several household names perched in the front row of his Fashion Week show. Top models were booked and he had secured the most prestigious venue in town. No one thought anything about the pretty young man who accompanied León to watch the final rehearsal...[until his companion] made overly appreciative remarks about one of the girls and her skimpy outfits. Chaos ensued. "Everyone knew León had a fondness for rent boys," fashion show coordinator Rima [not her real name] tells Glamour. "But this guy was bisexual." The show stopped while León dragged the guy backstage...When they emerged half an hour later the designer was sporting a cut lip. 'We thought his date had hit him. But it turned out he'd tripped while having rough make-up sex."

We have some guesses as to who some of these might be referring to, but for others we're completely baffled. And if these items are indeed true, as Glamour is claiming, then the fashion industry has even more to worry about than we thought!

What are your best guesses?