In a recent profile in The Independent, designer Jean Paul Gaultier candidly discusses his life, and the many divas with whom he's worked -- Madonna and Lady Gaga among them -- but he has some choice words for the Vogue editrix (and Out obsession) Anna Wintour:
"'I didn't like, for example, Pret-a-Porter,' he says of Robert Altman's mid-Nineties comedy drama, complaining that it wasn't sarcastic enough. Nor did he much care for The Devil Wears Prada itself. 'Anna Wintour is a lot more monstrous than she is described!' he laughs of the 2006 film, which features Meryl Streep as a formidable fashion editor not unlike US Vogue's editor-in-chief, Wintour. Ask about his attitude toward Wintour and he is a little evasive. Is she a positive figure?
'She is a figure,' is all he will say.
Interesting choice of words. Gaultier is wise not to bite one of the hands that feed him.