“I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won’t-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna [Wintour] would deign to get on. She wasn’t there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman’s lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms.”
—Tim Gunn of “Project Runway” writes in his new book, Gunn’s Golden Rules, about a run-in with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in 2006. Anna is notoriously elevator-phobic. [NY Post]
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Anna Wintour‘s recent outrage over Miss Lily, a Jamaican restaurant she thinks will bring excessive noise to her West Village neighborhood, has inspired some interesting art. Illustrated Anna looks pretty comfortable with that joint, don’t you think? Check out one more drawing by AleXsandro Palombo (of Anna’s daughter Bee), after the jump… [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga better watch her back. Her recent win in a Time.com poll about the most influential people of 2010 has meant quite a few snubs for other fashion folk. Among them are Michelle Obama coming in at 14 and La Wintour herself all the way down at 122. If we know anything about Anna, though, she’ll be staging a coup and clawing her way to the top. Who would you back in a style cage match? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Illustrator Alexsandro Palombo had a little fun with the Terry Richardson sexual abuse scandal at Anna Wintour‘s expense. [Humor Chic] Keep reading »
Bee Shaffer, spawn of Anna Wintour, has launched herself a blog called New York Notebook. In the About section: “Hi I’m Bee Shaffer. You might know me from gossip blogs and others, but let me tell you, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This page is where I write my thoughts and observations about life, fashion, people and other things.” Huh, that’s funny, because hasn’t Miss Shaffer been famously quoted as saying, “I really don’t want to work in fashion.”
OK, whatever, young people are allowed to change their minds any number of times in their life. (God knows we have.) And to her credit, the title “New York Notebook” is really quite catchy. However, you’d think that perhaps the daughter of one of the most famous magazine editors in the world would have learned a thing or two about copy editing (or writing in general, for that matter) before posting her prose for the world to see. Just a few glaring errors that we can’t quite get over, after the jump … Keep reading »
This season, Anna Wintour decided to cut her trip to Milan for Fashion Week short, which angered designers hoping to seat the editor at their shows. In retaliation, these protesters, clad in signature Wintour bob wigs and sunglasses, and T-shirts announcing, “I will only stay for 3 days,” took to the streets. Oooh, snap! Betcha Anna wasn’t too amused. [Also, bet she didn't care. -- Editor] [TweetPhoto] Keep reading »
“The glance she gave me is one I’d give to an expired carton of milk.”
– Former model Paulina Porizkova on “running into” Vogue‘s Anna Wintour Keep reading »
We’ve learned a few things from watching Anna Wintour on TV specials and in “The September Issue.” So it’s not at all surprising that filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the man behind the documentary, picked up a few pointers from the Vogue editor-in-chief during the eight months he filmed her at work. Keep reading to find out four of Anna’s professional philosophies. Since they helped Anna become the powerful woman she is today, we’re sure that applying them to your 9-to-5 will get you promoted. Keep reading »
While not everyone was crazy about the black and white Vionnet dress Carey Mulligan wore to the BAFTA Awards last weekend, the 24-year-old actress thinks she has everything under control in the wardrobe department. Carey told People StyleWatch she’s not going to follow Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s advice when she’s picking her dress for the Academy Awards.
“Anna said I should wear short for the Oscars. I was like ‘No, that is so not what I had in my head when I was six years old!’”
While it’s surprising that Carey would even consider disobeying the queen of the fashion world, we think it’s notable Anna suggested Carey wear a short dress to a fancy affair. Sure, we’ve seen cocktail dresses at black-tie weddings, but these are the Oscars we’re talking about. It seems our culture has gotten so casual that the rules of formal dressing have been completely thrown out the window.
Do you think short dresses are appropriate for black-tie affairs? [People StyleWatch] Keep reading »