To say it was unexpected is beyond understatement but the sudden decision of Fabien Baron and Karl Templer to depart the freshly revamped Interview mag, certainly had The Hiss Squad hissing overtime this weekend.
At dinner on Saturday night TI was able to decipher that in the face of dwindling advertising, pressure from Brant Publications to take the magazine more mainstream, popular and Hollywood created tension in recent months. That and being pushed to cut costs created the no-win impasse. Our sources assured us that Baron and Templer tried to come to terms and were very disappointed at having to leave ...but doing glossy and fabulous on a budget? Not their style. Will it be M/M Paris' ? TI waits with bated breath.