The village pub, Star Inn at Vogue in Cornwall, recently received an apology from the publishers of the globally renowned fashion magazine Vogue. The magazine’s initial request for the pub to change its name to avoid confusion with its brand identity prompted the apology. After considering the matter, Conde Nast issued an official statement apologising for any misunderstanding, which has been framed and accompanied by a handwritten note stating, “From one Vogue to another - please accept our apologies,” acknowledging their mistake and expressing regret over the incident.
Pub landlord Mark Graham has been astounded by the international attention garnered by his story. He has fielded calls worldwide, including an interview with the Washington Post and a television feature in Australia. The program offered him 500 Australian dollars for a charitable donation, but Vogue Magazine has equally benefited from the incident, as they have now established a friendly rapport with Mr Graham.
Graham proposed some entertaining ideas, such as launching a small-town magazine called Vogue and having burly village men perform a reimagined rendition of Madonna’s hit song “Vogue” at the local ale festival. In its apology letter to the country church council, Conde Nast confessed that they had failed to conduct proper research before sending the initial notification and conceded that “our team should have monitored more closely companies registered with Companies House” before issuing it.
In response to the Rebellious Cornish incident, Mr Graham expressed his desire for a dialogue and collaborative efforts between the two parties. He mentioned that individuals from countries like Germany, Holland, Australia, and America had expressed their support for this endeavour. Capitalising on the mistake, he suggested inviting fashion photographers to a photo shoot at the pub so “we can both enjoy it andlaugh about it.”
The incident introduced the Star Inn at Vogue to people who were unaware of its existence, and some now consider it a must-visit destination when in Cornwall. This endorsement speaks volumes about the quality of service and the unique atmosphere provided by the pub. The Star Inn at Vogue eagerly anticipates welcoming these newfound visitors.