For an industry that revolves around beauty, the fashion world can be a pretty ugly place. Shade-throwing designers and cat-fighting catwalk models are a dime a dozen in the fashion world and sometimes it’s the biggest egos that make the biggest paychecks. Here are some of the nastiest and sadly, wealthiest people in fashion.
It’s no secret that Meryl Streep’s frigid and formidable Miranda Priestly character in The Devil Wears Prada was modeled after real life Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. The long reigning Queen of fashion is known for her frosty persona and demanding ways which have earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour.”
According to one former personal assistant, “you definitely did not ride the elevator with her, and you definitely couldn’t say anything to her. Not that she’d reply if you did.” Even Project Runway mentor and all around nice guy Tim Gunn likened her to Medusa, saying he once witnessed Wintour being carried by her body guards down five flights of stairs at a fashion show. Despite Wintour’s office demanding he retract his statement, Gunn stuck to his guns, saying, “She’s a history revisionist, in her mind it never happened basically.”
If Wintour was indeed hurt by Gunn’s candor, we’re sure she dried her tears with Hermès scarves; she reportedly earns $2 million a year and is worth more than $35 million.