Chelsea Handler Defied Anna Wintour

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Chelsea Handler Signs Copies Of Her Book "Uganda Be Kidding Me!" at Bookends Bookstore on March 8, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Chelsea Handler Signs Copies Of Her Book "Uganda Be Kidding Me!" at Bookends Bookstore on March 8, 2014 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

Don’t hold your breath for Chelsea Handler’s Vogue cover. The late-night host told Paper Magazine that fashion is “not real,” and the fashion show she once attended was “the worst nightmare I could have ever been to.” Same goes for the Met Ball, which she attended with then-boyfriend André Balazs in 2012. She recalled:

"I was like, 'Why am I here?' I didn't have fun. I have no idea what the theme was, nor did I care.”

The theme was “Prada and Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations.”

“I know that I wore motorcycle boots under my Roland Mouret gown. I think it was a Roland Mouret and Anna Wintour was like, 'She cannot wear motorcycle boots.' I'm like, 'Well then I'll wear them so I can guarantee never getting invited again.'"

Which is too bad, since Handler definitely could have gotten away with motorcycle boots at the following year’s punk-themed ball. Then maybe she would have a more positive association with the fashion world. 

Speaking of punk: Handler did not miss an opportunity to trash her network, E!, by hinting that she’s working on a Netflix project. "I'm on a network that doesn't get a lot of people watching, so all my people, I'm bringing in," she said. "So if I'm doing that on that network, imagine what I could be doing where there are viewers."