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Page Six is dramatically narrating the end of former Vogue Paris EIC Carine Roitfeld's two-year-old magazine CR Fashion Book, blaming the recent split of publishing power-couple Stephen Gan and Cecilia Dean. The pair counts Carine's pub as well as other high-fashion enterprises such as V Magazine, VMan and Visionaire in their portfolio. The gossip rag took the opportunity to drudge up old drama about Roitfeld escaping Condé Nast and her lack of access to photographer Bruce Weber, which, if we're following correctly, sounds far more to blame for the supposed end of the magazine than anything related to Gan and Dea's split. Anyway, here's a fun series of sentences, which will remain intact here because they are perfect:
"Carine can't understand why none of her friends are buying ads," a source sniffed.Whether any of this is accurate, and how Gan and Dea will split their assets, is TBD.
The insider added of CR's future: "The plan is not to announce it is closing, but to do a 'soft close.' The whole staff knows what's going on and are looking for other jobs."
But Gan has insisted to us that CR has been "profitable since day one."
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