2010 March 19

La Vie Tonchi, Then and Now

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Max Azria and Stefano Tonchi Max Azria and Stefano Tonchi
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How will Stefano's life change at Condé Nast? You're going to need to know Tonchi much, much better than you already do. Chic has gone to the trouble of comparing the impending changes. Darling, we knew you when!

Then: A newspaper salary
Now: A Si-financed mortgage

Then: Press trips to Rio de Janeiro Fashion Week
Now: Ski weekends in Gstaad with Antoine Arnault

Then: Expensing taxis, experiencing whiplash
Now: A sparkling Mercedes-Benz, a uniformed driver who takes turns slowly

Then: The Ritz (standard room next to Robert Burke)
Now: The Ritz (one-bedroom suite next to Anna)

Then: Front-row at Max Azria
Now: Front-row at Max Azria

Then: Windowless office with sliding glass doors, approximately 15" x 10"
Now: Palatial 500 square-foot space with a full flush of windows looking over 3rd Avenue

Then: Brioni at wholesale
Now: Thom Browne at retail. You can afford it!

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