June 4, 2018

An ex-Vogue staffer allegedly stole over $50,000 from her boss


Grace Coddington.

This week’s Baller Media Employee of the Week award goes to ex-Vogue staffer Yvonne Bannigan, who has reportedly stolen over $50,000 from her boss, superstar editor and former model Grace Coddington.

Emily Saul writes at the New York Post that Bannigan “rang up $53,564 in unauthorized purchases on the former editor’s credit card, according to court documents and a law enforcement source.”

And it doesn’t stop there. Bannigan reportedly also stole some of Coddington’s property while working for her back in 2016, then selling the items on her own personal online consignment shop.

After Bannigan’s arrest back in April 2018, her lawyer Michael Cornacchia told the Post: “We believe there’s been a misunderstanding which we hope will be sorted out. She has no prior record, and she’s a naturalized US citizen. She didn’t do anything wrong.”



Alex Primiani is the associate director of publicity at Melville House.