Sniping Fashion Blogger Unmasked as 'Nice' Designer

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By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:45 PM CDT
Sniping Fashion Blogger Unmasked as 'Nice' Designer
A screen grab of the blog's heading.    ( The Emperor's Old Clothes)

Eric Gaskins has had some success in the fashion industry, but he’s never been a big-name designer. His alter ego, on the other hand, has made waves, the New York Times reports. Now that Gaskins’ shop is closing, the “nice guy” has revealed himself as Fluff Chance, the man behind a blog that blasts a “perverted” fashion industry he says has become “a game.”

Gaskins called Marc Jacobs “an American expatriate version of John Galliano in his appearance and I fear in his imagination”; designer Peter Som, he said, was “the poster boy for displaced and discarded designers.” Fashion insiders were intrigued by the blog, called The Emperor’s Old Clothes, and wondered who wrote it. “What he wrote was so true,” said another designer. “It was almost like the things I wanted to say, but just couldn’t say.”
(More Eric Gaskins stories.)

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