Memo Pad: All About Oprah... Fielden Escapes Fire...

Editor Susan Casey interviewed Oprah Winfrey at the two-day American Magazine Conference, but Winfrey was in total control of the chat.

FIELDEN ESCAPES FIRE: Former Men’s Vogue editor Jay Fielden, his wife, Yvonne, and their three children fled their Wilton, Conn., home earlier this week, escaping a fire that burned the house to the ground. “We are lucky we made it out,” Fielden told WWD. “We spent the night at the neighbors. Now we’ll need to find a house to rent, because it will probably take a year to rebuild.” The fire was believed to have started in the basement. Fielden, now a Vogue contributing editor, reported his family lost almost everything inside the home, which was the subject of a profile in the September issue of Elle Decor. “My first priority was to get my wife and children, then it was to save my book,” Fielden added, referring to the memoir he’s been helping Vogue creative director Grace Coddington write. “I’ve heard about writers losing their work in these kinds of fires, and it always sends chills down my spine,” Fielden added. — Amy Wicks

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