Manhattan Movers Capture The Imagination Of Millions

According to The New York Times, art imitates life then life imitates art. Thanks reality television!

Last week, Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, agreed to allow A&E to film a documentary of the making of its September issue, usually the thickest of the year. Since the curtains were drawn open on the darker details of the genre in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Ugly Betty,” both of which pattern characters on Ms. Wintour, the real-life players have hardly responded by slinking off stage.

I have yet to view “Ugly Betty” but I did see “The Devil Wears Prada” recently. While watching, I was reminded how fashion and advertising share certain undesirable qualities. Namely insular worldviews, rude people and cut throat behavior. It may make for great viewing, but it’s a shitty way to conduct business.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.