FYI: Ford's statement that sales at YSL "were doubling and doubling and doubling each season," is very misleading. Sales increased because Gucci, YSL's parent company, had the power to strong arm the stores into buying more and more, but the reality is the collections bombed at retail and filled the markdown racks at the end of the season. Here are examples from 4 different collections that Mr. Ford did at YSL, do you think this is chic? I think it looks like outtakes from Project Runway, sloppy and juvenile :
Ford used way too much smocked satin for me, the dress on the extreme left looks like the lining of a casket.
Tina Brown is very good, much better in this format than she was on her television show.
Thanks for sharing, I subscribe to The Daily Beast, but always automatically delete it before opening it. I guess I have something new to read now.