LESS IS MOORE: The European shows will be going on without L.A. Times fashion critic Booth Moore. “Budget reasons,” is what they told Moore, who was interviewed Thursday at the Calvin Klein show. Moore has been attending the shows in London, Paris and Milan for more than 10 years, and this is the first season she’s not going. She was caught by surprise, since the L.A. Times has been interested in expanding its fashion coverage, adding more fashion stories to The Envelope, its publication and Web site devoted to entertainment, celebrity and awards. Moore also writes fashion stories for the L.A. Times Magazine and the image section.
“I don’t know what kind of [European] coverage they want, but they’re not going to review the collections with pictures,” she said. Clearly, Moore is upset about being sidelined, but is making the best of it. “Certainly there are plenty of fashion stories to report in L.A. [but] I think it’s important to go to all the cities and see how everything relates. It’s a bummer.”
This story first appeared in the September 16, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.