Is this the end of days? We're hearing that Interview editrix Ingrid Sischy left the title yesterday. She was a downtown publishing fixture, if a minor one, known mainly for her famous friends from an earlier New York era, like Robert Mapplethorpe, Calvin Klein, Elton John and the Versaces. True to the mission of the magazine, she interviewed them at length, often at excessive length. More background, after the jump.

Warhol's Interview, pop culturally-obsessed before it was the rule, began in 1969 covering the lives of the artists and musicians among whom Warhol lived and thrived. Sichy's version of the magazine dwelt far more in the fashion world, though she was known for re-invoking the aesthetic style of his original concept. Once the editor of ArtForum, Sischy contributes to Vanity Fair, is a fixture at both fashion shows during both seasons, and is a regular at Graydon Carter's Waverly Inn restaurant, among other places with which we too find ourselves occasionally obsessed.