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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Does Tom Ford Want to "Tart Up" Dakota Fanning?

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When not harshing on the mellow of the saintly Krucoff ("In Krucoff we Trust"), the patron saint of all New York bloggers, the Conde Nasties at Vanity Fair -- who, incidentally have an uncharacteristically African-American web-page -- are undergoing some Tom Ford drama (And, no, he is not creepily kissing up on the mannequins). Tom wants to "tart up" Dakota Fanning.

All Hell broke loose the last time The Corsair mouthed off on the D-Fan. (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment) Damn, but you people cannot take a joke about Dakota Fanning. The Corsair got hate emails for weeks. Well, let it out on Tom Ford now, why don't you. According to fashionweekdaily:

"Sources inside the fashion halls of Vanity Fair, not to mention publicists at more than one luxury fashion house, have been abuzz over the apparent drama Ford is stirring up since editor-in-chief Graydon Carter confirmed his position as artistic director of the annual Hollywood photo portfolio, scheduled to bow in March.

"Specifically, Ford was said to have requested that the Vanity Fair fashion department pull 'really grown-up clothes' (translation: skin-baring dresses and platform high heels) for 12-year old Dakota Fanning, just one of a bevy of actresses he worked with. 'It�s one thing to have an artistic eye, but it�s another to be offensive,' said one source who worked on the shoots. 'It�s been an interesting adventure.'"

Sounds like it: "What�s also interesting is that sources are now saying that Ford�s guest-editing gamble might very well become a permanent venture at the Cond� Nast title."

The full story here.

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