When Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa spoke at an informal seminar in Australia recently - with Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements - the crazy beast known as the internet came up. After all, it was a fashion conversation, which basically implies a contractual obligation to examine what happens when people take to their computers. Clements asked Malcolm Carfrae, Calvin Klein's executive vice president of communications and another panelist at the Q&A, whether his company deleted negative comments on the brand's Facebook fan page. Carfrae said no, but Clements reported a different approach.
According to WWD: "Clements confessed onstage that 'we knock them off' on vogue.com.au. At a party that followed the seminar, Clements told WWD that Vogue Australia refused to publish any negative comments about its advertisers." Hmm. So if you have some sort of beef with Vogue from down under, we recommend taking a calming walk rather than trying to get your frustrations out online.