Graydon Carter

Photography: Patrick McMullan

Curiously-coiffed *Vanity Fair* editor E. Graydon Carter has finally revealed the secret to *Spy* magazine’s success—and no, it wasn’t the invention of snark.

As we might have guessed, the key lay in looking the part. “Because we were small and because we were scrappy, I made a very conscious effort to wear a suit and tie to work every day,” Carter tells the *London Guardian* in a just-published profile. “You can get away with a lot more if you look like a junior part of the establishment than if you look like a renegade.”

Good advice for all you would-be rebels out there »

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