Sometimes art imitates life, and then life imitates it again.
In 2003, the novel “The Devil Wears Prada” was written to show what life is like working under the capricious and demanding editor of a high-fashion magazine. Many believe the editor character was modeled on Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
Eight years later, a person professing to be an employee of Conde Nast started a Twitter feed to expose the alleged catfights and backstabbing that go on inside the New York publishing house.
For the past five days, the account @CondeElevator has steadily gained followers, capturing our attention with tweets like “Girl 1: ‘Is this skirt totally see through?’ Girl 2: ‘No! No! Looks great.’ Guy, after they exit: ‘That skirt was totally see through.’
Conde Nast, which has now caught wind of the account, is none too pleased.
“We have no idea if this is real or made up and don't know who is behind it but it certainly suggests that many people care a great deal about what happens at Conde Nast,” a Conde Nast spokeswoman told ABCNews.com.
“We are still looking into it, so I don't know what will or won't happen.”
Sounds a bit ominous. And since the company has a history of unhappiness with big mouths, and a hotline that employees can call if they suspect their coworkers of leaking information, we’re not confident @condeelevator may be able to tweet much longer.
So before the account gets deleted, enjoy some of the Devil Wears Prada -esque tweets below:
]Girl holding brownie abashedly in elevator]Male coworker: I'm not judging you.
Vogue Asst & AW in packed elevator. VA: Blah blah Duke & Duchess of Windsor-- AW: Cambridge. Duke & Duchess of CAMBRIDGE. VA: I'm sorry.
Woman #1 to Woman #2, holding an omelet: "What's the occasion?" Woman #2: "...huh?" Woman #1: "I would need an occasion to eat that."