Carine Roitfeld‘s new fashion glossy CR is set to launch this September, and the fashion industry is pretty excited to see what she’ll dish up. Well, everyone except Condé Nast, that is, if a report in Page Six is to be believed.
According to the gossip column, Condé’s chairman Jonathan Newhouse has sent correspondence to photographers and editors “ordering” them not to work with Carine. Apparently he sent word to Mario Testino, Craig McDean, David Sims and the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott team to “remind” them that they have exclusive agreements to shoot for Condé mags only. We had already heard that Testino wouldn’t be a part of the mag, but it sounds like Condé may be concerned that its other marquee names may de-camp over to Carine, who obviously has many friend in the industry. Page Six‘s source also told the paper that even those not under contractual obligation have been “discouraged” from working with Carine.