SMOKED OUT Carter With the exclusive photos of Suri Cruise under his belt, and a new publisher at his side, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter kicked off the season smelling like a winner. But privately, Radar has learned, he carries the whiff of defeat.
After making a glorious stink about finally giving up his habit, the be-winged Canadian was recently caught puffing a Camel on his way out of the Diane von Furstenberg show at Bryant Park.
"He just put it in his mouth like he was waiting for everyone to start snapping pictures," says an onlooker. "It was like a photo op." Perhaps he was trying to make a statement; after all, even after quitting, Carter remained one of the most vocal critics of the New York City smoking ban, which he derided as "asinine" and quasi-fascist.