Anna Wintour (born November 3, 1949 in London) is an English-American editor and journalist. Wintour is currently the chief editor at a famous fashion magazine called Vogue. She has been the editor since 1988.
Anna Wintour stopped going to school at 16 and started her career in fashion. She worked on magazines in America called New York and Home & Garden. She then went back to Britain and worked on a British magazine known as Vogue. She later worked on the American version, making them both more popular and successful. Wintour supports young fashion designers and is sometimes called "Nuclear Wintour" because of her demanding personality.
The Devil Wears Prada [change]
It is thought that Anna Wintour was the inspiration behind the demanding editor, Miranda Priestly, in the novel The Devil Wears Prada. The author of the book, Lauren Weisberger, had worked as the personal assistant of Anna Wintour at Vogue. It has been suggested that the setting and Priestly were based on Vogue and Wintour, but Weisberger denies this, and says that Wintour is given her own appearance near the end of the book.
The similarities between Priestly and Wintour are:
- They both have two children
- They both serve on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Miranda Priestly is a mean person who makes impossible demands of the people who work for her, and Wintour is also a very strict boss.
Ugly Betty [change]
- They both have a bob haircut
- They both wear sunglasses indoors
- Their surnames are both homophones for seasons (Sommers=Summer, Wintour=Winter)
- They were both targeted by animal rights activists for using fur in their fashion
- Both Sommers and Wintour were involved in some way with fashion magazines. (Sommers with MODE, Wintour with Vogue).
Wintour is also mentioned in Ugly Betty when Wilhelmina Slater is going to get a better job at MODE (the magazine) after Bradford Meade is arrested. She does not accept a lunch invitation from Anna Wintour, saying she should have called back in 1998, not 2007.
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