Last night, The Glenda Bailey fan club, which is seemingly the size of an army, was out in full force at The Carlyle Hotel to mark her remarkable 15th anniversary as editor-in-chief at the Hearst title. Stopping by to “kiss the ring” were Alber Elbaz, Alessandro Michele, Demi Moore, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Alan Cumming, Donna Karan, Georgina Chapman, Francisco Costa, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, Brooke Shields, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Peter Dundas, Peter Copping, Terry Richardson, Olivier Rousteing, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Jeff and Justine Koons, Deborah Lloyd, Linda Fargo, Ken Downing, David Carey, Michael Clinton, Carol Smith, Michael Krans, and even former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“Thank you all so much for coming tonight,” she said after a few remarks from Hearst’s David Carey and Frank Bennack. “First, I’m sorry to say that I don’t look great for 15. Before I started at Bazaar, ‘fashion’ and ‘fun’ rarely appeared in the same sentence, let alone friendship. I’m thrilled that all three are here in the room tonight. You can’t say I haven’t taken Bazaar to new heights. I’ve had Demi Moore on a staircase with a giraffe, and Kate Winslet hanging off a skyscraper. I’ve even taken the plunge…well, Rihanna did, swimming with sharks. What can I say, I love a heavy-handed metaphor. In the end, while we celebrate Fabulous at Every Age, I’ve tried to become Fabulous on Every Page.”
Surely making it’s way to Bailey’s office wall soon will be the framed cover of Bazaar drawn by Elbaz as a gift, which included the coverlines: 15 Fabulous Years of Fashion, Hottest Editor, The Editor We Love, Best Friend: Glenda The Magnificent.