Long before Vogue, however, Anna Wintour started out in the fashion department of Harper s & Queen in London. Over the years, she rose up the editorial ladder and bounced from publication to publication and between New York and London. In 1976, she moved to New York to take the position of fashion editor at Harper s Bazaar. Her association with the famed fashion magazine started in 1983 when she became the creative director of Vogue in 1983. Wintour then returned to London in 1986 to take the held of the British edition of Vogue.
Returning to New York, Anna Wintour finally reached the pinnacle of her career editor in chief of Vogue in 1988. For nearly twenty years, she has been a decisive force in fashion and is said to contain served make the careers of such designers as Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.
Along with her innovative fashion editorial work, Anna Wintour has a reputation for being aloof and cold. It has been said that she is difficult to work for, insisting that her staff always appears the part of the magazine s fashion-forward, rail-thin aesthetic. One of Wintour s former assistants, Lauren Weisberger, wrote The Devil Wears Prada (2003), a fictionalized account of her days at Vogue with a demanding boss not unlike Wintour as the title character. The book was made into a film in 2006, and Wintour turned heads when she arrived at the film s premiere dressed in Prada. This move showed critics and fans alike that Wintour isn’t really without a sense of humor.
In general, Wintour appears to be unfazed by comments about her in the media. What doesn t seem to get much mention is her charitable work. Wintour helped raise money for the Twin Towers fund after the September 11th terror attacks. With the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she helped create a new fund to encourage and support up-and-coming designers.
Anna Wintour announced in 2006 plans to allow a documentary film to be made of the behind-the-scenes work on Vogue s September difficulty. Perhaps for the 1st time, audiences will get a glimpse of the real Anna Wintour in phase. But no matter what her reputation gets to be, she will always be known as an influential force in the world of fashion.
|Date of Birth||03-Nov-1949|
|Place of Birth||America|