IT’S ONLY LUNCH: Giorgio Armani had it all wrong with regard to the peripatetic Anna Wintour. On Monday, during his lively post-show press conference in Milan, the designer accused Wintour of ignoring him. “There are some who prefer to snub the Giorgio Armani show and go to Paris,” he said backstage. “She took an airplane, dumped Mr. Armani and went to Paris.”
But Wintour didn’t go to Paris; she went to London. On Tuesday, Wintour was spotted at The Wolseley having lunch à deux with Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer and chief executive officer-designate. As the two prepared to leave, a clutch of guests popped up from their tables and walked over to greet Bailey and Wintour, including celebrity hedge-funder Arpad “Arki” Busson.
This story first appeared in the February 26, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.