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D&G Threatens To Pull Out Ads: What Would Anna Wintour Do?

So Dolce & Gabbana reportedly threatened to pull out ads worth $20 million if an expose is published about them...

Design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—who were fined $470 million and sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of tax fraud last year—were upset that US publication Vanity Fair is planning a feature on their financial woes and called Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, who is also artistic director at publishing group Condé Nast, in a bid to have the article pulled.

The pair also threatened to remove their advertisements from all publisher's titles (worth $20 million) if the proposed article wasn't axed, the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column reports.

Anna refused their request, however, although she, along with Vogue writer Hamish Bowles, was a guest at D&G's extravagant show in Capri last month, and it got rave reviews in the publication.

The editor also got interview time with the designers "as a way of appeasing them without mortgaging the journalistic integrity of Condé Nast over killing the piece."

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A source added: "She went to save the advertising."

The fashion house continue to advertise in GQ, Allure, Details, Vogue and Condé Nast Traveler—but  doesn't advertise in Vanity Fair.

A spokesperson for Vanity Fair said: "We don't comment on whether we are or are not working on a story."

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