It Was the Hottest Oscar Night Party. What Happened?
Vanity Fair has ruled the roost, but its guest list is bloated by corporate sponsorships. And now there’s competition from Jay-Z.
Just got word that Vanity Fair has disinvited The New York Times from covering their annual Oscars party. They said it "feels like the Times has already run their coverage of the VF party this year," they said. I guess we did!
This is the magazine and editor who put
on a solo cover and invited a beautiful array of black and brown people last year. We had a helluva time. Funny how now it’s suddenly “lost its luster.” Luster for some. Closed doors now open for others.
My apologies to the New York Times reporter who has been disinvited from the
Oscar party because of my and
’s reporting. You’re welcome to come to my apartment to watch with me & my kids. Not a single brand exec will be there!
, whose mind is an early market indicator, messages me saying VF is now "7 banal articles and one masterpiece of social/family history" (code for news aggregation), the NYT expertly tears down its flattening cultural relevance.
I realize I’m a deeply unserious person, but a bitchy NYT story about how the Vanity Fair Party Sucks Now, Actually, is why I get out of bed in the morning.