Word from the Editor: Happy Birthday, Anna Wintour!
Anna Wintour – an iconic figure in the world of fashion. In honor of her 66th birthday Chronicle Blog decided once again to remind our readers what is known this incredible woman for.
The editor of the American Vogue magazine stands out for her relentless perfectionism. Only one her expert word is able to light a new celebrity, or put out old one. No wonder it is called the “nuclear winter” and her former assistant wrote about Anne the book “The Devil Wears Prada.”
At the age of 10 she knew that would work in Vogue and walked purposefully towards her goal. Her father helped her in this, the editor of “The Evening Standart”, which sent a daughter into the world of journalism.
In 15 years, Anna worked as a vendor at the famous store BIBA. In the 21 she didn’t enter the college, but was hired as an assistant in the department of fashion in Harpers and Queen. In 1983, Wintour has become the creative director of American Vogue, and immediately began to change the face of the magazine, considered it outdated and overly conservative.
“It is the worst woman in the world”, – said one of the Italian designer, making to Anna Wintour the most coveted compliment. One day Anna said that she would never take a job fat girl, no matter how valuable it may be as an employee. “For me it is very important that people who work here, especially in the fashion department, should be served that way, as outsiders should immediately understand – they are from Vogue». She is strict not only to staff but also to the stars of show business. For example, Oprah Winfrey had to throw 9 kg to shoot for the magazine, and Jennifer Lopez was considered too vulgar to be on the pages of “fashion Bible”.
The fragile woman with the same bob and sunglasses Dolce&Gabbana turned the world of fashion. She knows how to make a business successful. And anyone who wants to build such a spectacular career should remember, that first of all “you had to love what you’re doing. Do not think that it is just cool work, you should truly believe in it. I grew up with an absolute belief in the importance of journalism and communication, and I really love the written word. “