LUCY KELLAWAY: Lucinda Chambers breaks with tight-lipped tradition and lets rip about being fired
"If you cannot bring yourself to read the magazine that pays you to be its fashion director, there is true shame in being fired after all"
Last week, Lucinda Chambers broke two golden rules on how to behave when you have just been sacked. The former fashion director of British Vogue gave an interview in which she refused to pretend the break-up had been mutual: "I didn’t leave. I was fired." She then burnt all bridges by knocking the magazine where she had worked for 36 years and trashing the entire fashion industry. According to her, fashion chews you up and spits you out. It makes people so insecure that every time they give a dinner party, they are in mortal dread of having the wrong napkins. Glossy mags do not empower women, but encourage them to buy ludicrously overpriced tat they do not need. Worst of all, they are in cahoots with advertisers, hence a "c**p" cover shoot she did for the June issue of Vogue, featuring Alexa Chung in a horrid black-and-white T-shirt designed by Michael Kors, a big advertiser.We are supposed to disapprove of dirty laundry, but after reading the Chambers interview in Vestoj, an obscur...