Monday, July 01, 2013

Today's Blind Items - A Classic Story About Drugs And Fashion And Too Much Money

A former assistant sent this in, and I loved the way she wrote it so much, that I kept it pretty much as is, except for my list additions.

I work in fashion and a few years ago was working for a designer named ____________( who is amazing by the way and probably the nicest boss I've ever had). Really big. Loved by Vogue. Well respected.
Anyways she got a call from this former A list celebrity/singer who is now still an A list celebrity and working on that singing thing again's assistant who said that our celebrity loved the designer and wanted to meet with her to discuss possibly designing some couture pieces for her. The designer had done some tie dye tights that our celebrity said were "genius". Which they were.

The designer went to the celebrity's house which was huge.
Our celebrity was in bed and called the designer in. Our celebrity was completely manic and jumped out pulling open the doors to an enormous cabinet that was completely full of pill bottles. This cabinet was 6 foot high and packed to the rafters with nothing but pills. She took a few handfuls and ran into the adjoining room telling the designer that she was working on designing a collection that was really punk.

In the next room there were rails and rails of vintage dresses, vintage might be the wrong word...try 18th and 19th century dresses that would be worth at least 10 grand a piece.
And our celebrity had cut them all up. Huge ballgowns probably worn by royalty were cut to the knee and had patches of random fabrics glued and half stitched on. She warbled on for an hour about working together. She kept leaving and downing more pills and going off on tangents. The designer really wanted to work with her. But after 5 hours of "speaking" with our celebrity she finally left after the celebrity passed out cold on the floor in one big thud.

The designer said she thinks the dresses that had been destroyed probably cost in excess of 1,000,000 pounds ($1.5M).

61 comments:

Jessica said...

I don't know about the designer, but I am convinced the celebrity is Courtney Love. She used to post hundreds of pics on Twitter of vintage dresses she had bought, and some looked like she had turned them into rags.

Jessica said...

Oh, she's also working on the singing thing again, and often calls designers "genius".

Cathy said...

Courtney Love sounds about right.

MontanaMarriott said...

Stella McCartney for designer

surfer said...

Vivienne Westwood or Betsey Johnson for the designer - both known for their colorful designs.

Courtney Love for the celebrity is a great guess.

texas rose said...

Is Courtney Love still A celeb?

junecartercash said...

http://vanitetown.com/2012/11/03/adidas-by-stella-mccartney-running-tights.aspx

Johnnie Copthorne said...

Cher. And a non-household name designer

msgirl said...

I wast thinking Betsy.

MontanaMarriott said...

A former A list artist with enough money to have a huge home, Xtina? But then again I want to say this is someone British due to the vintage dresses from the 18th & 19th Century comment. Hmmm Winehouse?

KittyKatMeow said...

Courtney Love for sure! She has/had that whole vintage clothes collection that fits the description and she's as manic as they come and her house is beautiful, I've seen it featured in a mag...what a shame that she cut up those beautiful clothes in her drug induced haze...tsk tsk

MISCH said...

No way Cher...I won't believe she's a pill popper or druggie

crila16 said...

Courtney Love an A list Celeb/Singer? Seriously? No way. Absolutely no way.

The designer is definitely British though. I'm going with Stella.

Megerz said...

This has got to be Courtney. "Enty" wrote that he LOVEd the way the assistant wrote the story.

crila16 said...

This could actually be Cher. Her new song just came out.

phoenix said...

I want to say Courtney, but is she an A list celeb/singer? Don't think so.

@Johnnie Copthorne, Cher isn't that ignorant, and is well known for being totally anti-drug.

Megerz said...

Cher is not a manic druggy. She's a lot more in control.

crila16 said...

Angie's a Heroine addict. She's in control.

If this BV is Courtney Love, then Enty should refer to her as a C lister. She's far from A list.

T. E. Cuz said...

i thought lady gaga -- but if courtney love had a vintage fashion thing going on, then it would fit her best.

hairydawg said...

This is Courtney. I remember seeing a clip of her on tv with the dresses. Plus, that's exactly how she behaves.

Anna Nonymous said...

yep, no way is this Cher. I'm going to say Courteney Love for this too. she's well known for being a manic pill mess. Plus she went through all of Kurt's money, how in the hell do you blow through that much cash?

Clubber Wang said...

Perhaps Victoria Beckham

surfer said...

I think everyone in this blind is British - look at the last sentence:

The designer said she thinks the dresses that had been destroyed probably cost in excess of 1,000,000 pounds ($1.5M).

Count Jerkula said...

I really wanna say Madonna, but I don't think so. She's high on herself, no need for drugs.

L said...

Courtney and Betsey Johnson

Tie dye tights1

Tie dye tights2

eris hilton said...

This is so courtney love. I think the last sentence indicates the DESIGNER is british but not necessarily (?) the celebrity. Vivienne Westwood is a good guess. I'm too lazy to google tie dyed tights but i'm sure that wouldn't be too hard to sleuth out who has had some of those a few collections back.

L said...

Oh, and i guess now we know who 'stole' her money...

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Vivienne Westwood - Courtney Love

First thought was Avril Lavigne,because she thinks she is so 'punk'. But the clues don't fit.

Tammy said...

It's the assistant who gave her the A list rating, right? Maybe she was a fan, and gave her a high rating because she's huge in her world.

I like the Courtney guess.

Jessica said...


Courtney in bed

What Courtney does to vintage dresses

Another altered dress


Harlow17 said...

totally courtney love. She is extremely educated on couture and fashion and owns tons of vintage stuff.

Benita said...

Betsey Johnson is not loved by Vogue.

auntliddy said...

What a waste!

L said...

More proof that it's Love - she just debuted her brand "Never the Bride" with articles in:

Huffington Post

Daily Fail

The Hollywood Reporter

L said...

@Benita - Betsey Johnson is beloved by Vogue - Vogue UK and Vogue France..

I think the blind is misleading in that people automatically think about Vogue US and Wintour

AKM said...

When drugs are mentioned in a blind, it will NEVER be Cher. She absolutely abhors drugs.

This HAS to be Courtney. Can't figure out the designer, though.

Sherry said...

But it was written by the assistant and she very well could be British. However, Courtney, in the Vanity Fair article, talked about going to posh parties in the UK so I'm going with her as the crazy person.

Katie said...

Yeah, Betsy Johnson gets a lot of coverage in vogue uk. They love her quirky style. The assistant probably works at the London offices for betsey. She is incredibly nice. I randomly met her at a restaurant and she was so sweet and friendly to everyone

Theresa said...

Just to be different, Stella McCartney/Gwen Stefani.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Is stella mccartney known to be a nice person and loved by vogue? I honestly don't know but just the fact that she could see the evil Heather Mills for who she was wins some points in my book. I did a search on vivienne Westwood and she sounds bitchy.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Oh no, I can't believe Gwen could be this out of control. It's an interesting guess, though. I just think Courtney fits this blind perfectly because of how extreme the behavior is.

Katie said...

Stella McCartney did do a pair of tie dye tights worn and made popular by Rihanna

Nosy_Canuck said...

Tory Burch for the designer, I know Wintour loves her. Not sure about the celeb...

nudibelle said...

love the courtney guess

8=====D - RememberKermitGosnell said...

Whoever this is deserves jail or worse. I have almost cried thinking about the ancient dresses wasted.

kurtneyfans said...

It isn't Courtney because:

- she's never lived in a huge house
- she started her fashion line while living in a LA hotel and finished it while living in a NYC hotel. No houses in between
- she keeps her pills in her bedside table
- A list celebrity?

I could go on. The crazy behaviour fits, the details don't. Enty, if you want to fabricate a Courtney BI give me a call. At least I'd get the details right.

MadamChef said...

Totally CLove.

"Pulling from Love's own archives, Never The Bride has an antique feel with plenty of Edwardian and Victorian touches. Each piece also contains a Courtney Love signature: "In the hem of all the dresses there’s a ruby and it says c***."

Keeping it classy, that's our Courtney!

MadamChef said...

LOL @ kurtneyfans!

Kate and Itzhak said...

"the real" Daphne Guiness

Axel Carlisle said...

Not a big fan, but Courtney - by virtue of being Kurt Cobain's widow - will probably always be an A-list celeb.

So yeah, this is definitely Courtney.

evie2345 said...

Sounds like Courtney.
I'm heartbroken at the idea of all those beautiful gowns being hacked up by a lunatic.

Cecilia00 said...

Yeah, it's British. And Courtney had/has a thing for Britian and has lived there

sparklynan said...

Courtney. Yeah, and Daily Mail too...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2238304/Courtney-Love-models-pieces-clothing-line-Never-The-Bride-bizarre-self-snaps.html

sorry no linkage. i don't understand your technology.

Katie said...

Why? Did she steal them? It's always sad when a person doesn't appreciate art the way that you want them to.

Jon said...

Paula Abdul and Stella McCartney

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Reese said...

I'm on the Courtney Love/Stella McCartney bandwagon.

Paper trail said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/07/fashion/07LOVE.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Courtney Love for sure, not even a blind for that one.

Hegg said...

She is obviously not on the right meds for mania. Mania is easily treatable if there aren't too many other comorbid conditions.
Sounds like Courtney OR Wynonna Judd.

Tom Stockdale said...

courtney love sounds right....stella doesn't do couture so i'll go with vivienne westwood who's style resembles the "vintage" dresses mentioned in the item

PJJ said...

No way