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Conde Nast’s elevator is all ears (and tweets)

@CondeElevator, a Twitter account about exchanges in the editorial elevator, has been cracking up 44,000 followers. Will the fun come to an end now that Conde Nast has found out?


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Aug 10, 2011   Updated on Jun 3, 2021, 3:28 am CDT

For five days, the Internet has been laughing at @CondeElevator, a Twitter account that transcribes the supposed going on in the elevators of the Conde Nast building. The account has amassed 34,000 followers in under a week with tweets that sound like lines straight out of The Devil Wears Prada:

“Teen Vogue-er to Teen Vogue-er: ‘I don’t understand why she was so pissed. I’d want to know if something made me look fat.’”

Summer Intern: My driver had SUCH a bad attitude. I was like, “don’t complain to me, I didn’t eat lunch either! You think I eat clothes?”

Woman #1 to Woman #2, holding an omelette: “What’s the occasion?” Woman #2: “…huh?” Woman #1: “I would need an occasion to eat that.”

The account taps into our cultural fantasy of the snooty, stick-thin, haute couture editorial staff —  and even Conde Nast employees are having a chuckle.

“I think we love it because it really illustrates the pretentiousness that so many people are overcome with in publishing,” an employee souce told ABC.

Read over the tweets while you can, because Conde Nast has become aware of the account and may be putting a stop to it.

“We are still looking into it, so I don’t know what will or won’t happen,” a spokeswoman told ABC. If they choose to take action, they might even have a lead.

“A source tells us, however, ‘the probability of this person being a Teen Vogue employee is quite high,’” reported Gatecrasher.

Even if Conde Nast is able to shut the account down, it’s likely another will just take its place. @CondeElevator has increasingly been retweeting other users’ Conde Nast elevator experiences.

Rest assured, this joke has landed safely in Twitter’s capable hands.

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*First Published: Aug 10, 2011, 6:49 pm CDT