Ann Slowey, Fashion News Director at Elle
It actually involves Nicole [Phelps, who was sitting right next to her at Rag & Bone]. She had left W and Women’s Wear to come work for me at Elle and Patrick McCarthy [former editor of W] who I had equal measure of respect and fear for came up to me on the steps of the tents and said ‘Didn’t I treat you well? Didn’t I give you great opportunities?’ I said ‘Yes, yes! I had no idea what he was mad about. I said ask Nicole–ask her how she feels! I got so unnerved and rattled by the whole experience I left my coat at the show and it was such a beautiful coat. It stayed with me for years.