I’m not a big TV watcher, so I’m sort of the belief that it doesn’t really exist. In fact, we taped it back in April so I sort of forgot about it. There is definitely an element of self-parody involved that we’re all conscious of, but I’m the first one to laugh at myself in the office, so why not on national television? I don’t really care. It is a ridiculous industry. I mean, I feel very lucky to be part of it, but if you think about it, I sit around watching fashion shows and then drum up feature stories about it. It’s obviously something women take very seriously, but at the same time it’s kind of absurd.
—Elle fashion editor/Stylista judge Anne Slowey offers the best critique of the fashion industry we’ve heard in some time.