Marie Claire stealing ideas from another magazine? Never! On Friday, Radar called out the struggling Hearst women's title for the curious similarities between a fashion feature in Marie Claire's September issue and one in Jane magazine's (final) August issue. Marie Claire editor in chief Joanna Coles denied everything — she's known for her original ideas, remember! — telling Radar's Sarah Horne that she stole the idea for the feature (in which magazine staffers swap clothes for a week) from a ladymag in her native England:
I'm a total magpie. I stole the idea from a spring issue of 'British Vogue'. It would never dawn on me to look at 'Jane' magazine for ideas.Never? Really ? That's not what we heard !