Anna Wintour, OBE is a British-American journalist and editor. She has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988.
Wintour at a 2009 show of Sienna Miller's Twenty8Twelve line
|Born|| 3 November 1949 |
London, England, UK
|Citizenship||United Kingdom |
|Education||North London Collegiate School|
|Occupation||Magazine editor, fashion journalist|
|Employer||Conde Nast Publications|
|Known for||Editor-in-chief, U.S. Vogue|
|Notable credit(s)||Editorial assistant, Harpers & Queen, Harper's Bazaar; fashion editor, Viva, Savvy, New York; creative director, U.S. Vogue; editor-in-chief, British Vogue and House & Garden|
|Salary||$2 million (reportedly)|
|Board member of||Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Spouse(s)||David Shaffer |
(m. 1984; div. 1999)
|Parent(s)||Charles Wintour |
Eleanor "Nonie" Trego Baker
In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".
The eldest daughter of Charles Wintour, editor of the London Evening Standard (1959–76), her father consulted her on how to make the newspaper relevant to the youth of the era. She became interested in fashion as a teenager. Her career in fashion journalism began at two British magazines. Later, she moved to the US, with stints at New York and House & Garden. She returned to London and was the editor of British Vogue between 1985 and 1987. A year she later assumed control of the franchise's magazine in New York, reviving what many saw as a stagnating publication. Her use of the magazine to shape the fashion industry has been the subject of debate within it. Animal rights activists have attacked her for promoting fur, while other critics have charged her with using the magazine to promote elitist views of femininity and beauty.
A former personal assistant, Lauren Weisberger, wrote the 2003 best selling roman à clef The Devil Wears Prada, later made into a successful film starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a fashion editor, believed to be based on Wintour. In 2009, she was the focus of another film, R.J. Cutler's documentary The September Issue.