We’ve been on the fence about Anna Wintour and her persona, wondering whether she puts on a bitch front because she can. However, after seeing her speak last Tuesday and watching the “60 Minutes” special and its outtakes, the Vogue editor-in-chief has our respect. And, she’s taught us a few valuable lessons that explain and defy her reputation.
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“60 Minutes” devoted a 13-minute segment to profiling Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, this weekend. Journalist Morley Safer described Wintour as “a name that strikes terror in some, loathing in others, and transforms some into obsequious toadies.” Not that his observation is incorrect, but, geez, what a way to introduce someone.
It didn’t stop there. If the “60 Minutes” profile didn’t have you squealing at the high-profile cameos (Karl Lagerfeld! Andre Leon Talley!), maybe you’re a bigger ice queen than this supposed queen of the ice queens herself. Clip after the jump … Keep reading »
We normally don’t have plans on Sunday night, but this week, we’re booked. At long last, the Anna Wintour “60 Minutes” segment will air on CBS at 7 p.m. ET. Recently, Anna has been opening herself up to the public much more than usual. Not only is “The September Issue” documentary being released this September, but she also spoke in New York earlier this week. I attended her Q&A on Tuesday, and most of the discussion focused on the business of fashion and publishing (though she did divulge that she “hasn’t been able to look at brown the same way” since wearing that color school uniform growing up). We’re hoping the “60 Minutes” segment will let us into her life a little more, and we know we’ll get to hear her talk about her ever-present sunglasses: “They are seriously useful. I can sit in a show and if I am bored out of my mind, nobody will notice… At this point, they have become, really, armor.” [CBS News] Keep reading »
“As you see, fashion means different things to different people.”
—Anna Wintour responds to PETA members who yelled at her during a talk last night at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Desirée Rogers, 49, is the White House social secretary and a longtime friend of President and Michelle Obama. This former Chicago business executive and fashion lover is bringing fun to the White House. After the jump, a primer on this smart and stylish woman. Keep reading »
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is not known for loving larger women. In fact, she even got Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy to see a trainer and go on a diet for a story in the magazine’s April 2008 issue. But it seems as though Wintour is changing her tune. The British, Grammy-nominated singer Adele was recently photographed by Annie Liebovitz for an issue of Vogue, and Wintour took such a liking to her that the editor offered to style her for the Grammy Awards. Hmm… This sounds a lot like the time when Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley took Jennifer Hudson under his Balenciaga-designed wing, after she was nominated for an Oscar for “Dreamgirls.” Could it be possible that Vogue has, at last, realized that amazing women come in double-digit sizes? We certainly hope so, because most of us look a whole lot more like Adele in clothes than we do Kate Moss. Now, if Wintour can aid Adele in landing a deal as the face of some fashion house, then we’ll really know that change has come. Keep reading »
If those Rachel Zoe ringtones weren’t enough to satisfy your fashion-for-your-phone appetite (or if they weren’t compatible with your iPhone), now you can get Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley on your cell, thanks to Cityfile. The Vogue editor-in-chief gives you style advice: “Jeans and T-shirts can be equally fashionable as an Oscar de la Renta ballgown.” And the editor-at-large has a few words for those trying to get into the fashion biz: “Don’t be so fabulous that you can’t Xerox!” which would be an excellent ringtone for when your boss calls. [Cityfile via Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Over the past few months, the rumor mill has been churning out gossip about Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour being replaced. While Condé Nast, which owns the magazine, has denied this, many are taking the opportunity to criticize the magazine. In Thursday’s New York Times, fashion critic Cathy Horyn writes that the magazine has become “stale and predictable” over the last few years. Vogue hasn’t changed with the times or the technology, and it covers the same set of people every month. Keep reading »