The fashion industry has been known for its exclusivity for quite some time now. Whether it's through invite-only events, high prices or an overt feeling of unwelcoming in the air, Vogue always seems to work in ways to make events highly accessible to regular members of the public, and I couldn't applaud the company more for their attempts.
If you were one of the 3,000 people who attended Vogue Festival in London last year, you would have been privy to hearing Diane Von Furstenberg talk business, Tom Ford ponder sexuality and picked up a few healthy-eating tips from Natalia Vodianova. You might have walked away with the odd freebie, too.
But rather than being an exclusive event for a select trendy few, anyone, however stylish or fabulous – or not – could buy a ticket. "I thought it could be quite nice to hold an event where people could come, who can't normally get access to people in the fashion industry and hear them speak and see them," the editor of British Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, said at the time. Read More