Anna Wintour Reviews

When the name of the famous and mysterious editor of American Vogue appears in a conversation he arouses reactions moult. Everyone has their opinion on the character… She is successively artist taxed, brilliant woman, bully, heroin or ice priestess. The fact is that Anna Wintour plot. And if she said not to worry or maintain its iconic status, his actions merely reinforce it. It seems to be above all and that the spirits agree: Anna Wintour is made and fashion.

Trying rationally to profile from that for nearly 20 years at the head of the American Vogue. Try to avoid caricature, to leave on the side the famous “The Devil Wears Prada” and reactivate our critical spirit, devoid of any preconceived idea…

For if the lady in question persists and continues to Vogue what it is – a magazine with a true look at the evolution of fashion, a new testament of the trend that continues to be at the forefront of this what religion became fashionable – this woman deserves to be judged for what it is, and not on a priori caricature. Try the impossible, try to drop the mask…

Anna Wintour is the daughter of Charles Wintour, an English publisher. At 21, she has the opportunity to integrate the fashion section of the British magazine Harpers & Queen. She preferred to seize this opportunity rather than go to college. Six years later, in 1976, she flew to New York where she obtained the post of head of the section of Harper’s Bazaar fashion.

After a quick visit to New York Magazine, where she decides Unes about fashion, she is debauched by Vogue offering him the position of artistic director. She accepts and soon British Vogue offers it to be managing editor. Things are going very quickly for two years, Anna Wintour forges experience as a decision maker and leader. His former colleagues, if they do not speak of her with warmth, evoke respect, praise rigor and attention to detail.

In 1988, a golden bridge that she is back in New York: it is now to be the editor of American Vogue. In 18 years, Anna Wintour has moved from mere freelance status to that of revered and feared oracle of fashion. In 20 years of career at American Vogue from 1988 to the present, she was the one that shapes the fashion of tomorrow, the force that drowns student or young designers … even said that it was she who “fact” Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

Although his talent, insight and unshakable faith in innovation and the vanguard had made her a be respected by the fashion world, Anna Wintour has a reputation for being haughty and cold. It is said that working with it is somewhat difficult, she insists that her team is closer to the aesthetics released by Vogue: the wire speed is a must in the New York office magazine.

If Lauren Weisberger’s book, “The Devil Wears Prada,” is enjoyable by dint of being a caricature, one can not help imagining that it is perhaps not so far from reality (the author was an assistant to Anna Wintour during a year). However, where the insensible woman image, devoid of compassion and humor will crack, that’s when Anna Wintour appears during the movie premiere wearing Prada all…

The superstar of fashion she would be quite aware of what she emerges and is in use would it be to carry out a business that requires nerves of steel and can withstand extreme? What the public criticizes Is not it the fact of all the high-flying decision makers, who are forced to go to the point, because the days have 24 hours…

Ms. Wintour days are also timed closely. 5:45, the alarm rings in his Manhattan apartment, she goes on an hour of tennis. Then she gets hair and makeup can lead to the Vogue office, where it leads to stick his staff and personally decides what will appear in the upcoming Vogue, the content of the serial mode to the layout of the news of month, through typography of any particular securities…

Highly stressed, it never stays more than 10 minutes during an opening or other evening, allowing him to see most things in a short time. She rarely layer beyond 22h. And it starts again from 5:45…

Apart from his work as editor, Anna Wintour likes to be a philanthropist. She created, with the committee of young designers of America, a substance that allows young talent to blossom in helping financially. She also collected a lot of money to help the families victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11. And because of the AIDS Association one of its priorities.

Anna Wintour gives very few interviews, however, in 2006, she gave an interview to a journalist from the Guardian. He thus described: she spoke in a monotone, as if that made her suffer. She always said that what some took to the pretension or snobbery was in reality shyness.

When asked about his icy aura and reputation of dictator, she replied that these are things that may shock a woman, but pass very well in a man and that all critical bearing on its way manage his team do not reach, because the result is there: Vogue is unbeatable. She said the girls look Bossant in the fashion press has to be sharp and that whether in Vanity Fair or Vogue…

She also said admiring the talent of contemporary designers, his passion is to help them to flourish. Ethics and free thought in fashion are not abstract notions, at least at Vogue: when Armani and tried to buy the magazines by offering cheaper advertising provided the Armani products appear much more in the pages of such magazines, Anna Wintour was the only one to refuse. We do not buy.

His lack of communication, its unchanging look – Bob, bangs, oversize glasses – came from the fact that at one point, Anna Wintour has become a figure, an image, a character in the collective unconscious. Therefore, it closed many doors to his real personality, she has built an armor, a mask.”People do not need to know me, what matters to me is Vogue”.

A reporter questioned him in 1986, when it started as editor of British Vogue. This is not Anna Wintour cold and pragmatic who answered: “The organization is terrible, I get mad, I’d stay home, take care of my baby, have a quiet life … But I do not think I have a child here with my 15 hour day. I reach my goal, I have to give my all… “

22 years, 2 children and 2 marriages later, Anna Wintour chose to follow his career dreams and became a woman of intrepid case, a fashion icon, a fictional being, but we have probably no idea what is behind the mundane façade of this mysterious woman…

However, one that is so discreet about his private life is more often seen with her daughter, Bee, during parades, galas and other fashion events. Anna Wintour she decided to expose a little more? Or she thinks of his succession in the person of Bee Shaffer? To be continued…