13 Things You Need to Know About Anna Wintour

The editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, is renowned in the fashion industry for her cold demeanor and unyielding attitude.

Wintour is currently regarded as one of the fashion industry's key trendsetters and has enormous influence over both designers and celebrities.

Anna Wintour's job entitles her to a chauffeur-driven Mercedes, a personal hair and makeup artist who travels with her, and a $200,000 shopping account for the European fashion week events.

At a 2006 fashion event, Tim Gunn of Project Runway recalled seeing Anna being carried down five flights of stairs by her bodyguards because she had refused to use the elevator.

Anna Wintour is renowned for having high expectations for the celebrities that feature on the magazine's cover. Before her photo shoot, Oprah Winfrey apparently received instructions to trim down, and she advised Hillary Clinton to avoid wearing a blue suit.

Wearing sunglasses at fashion presentations is one of Anna Wintour's many distinctive fashion traits.

When questioned why she wears dark glasses indoors, Wintour claimed they are “seriously useful” to hide her bored expression from onlookers. 

High protein meals are commonly seen on Wintour’s daily menu.  

She is not the first in her family to work in publishing. Her father, Charles Wintour was editor of the London Newspaper, the Evening Standard. 

“I think everyone should get sacked at least once. It forces you to look at yourself. It didn't feel it at the time, but it was definitely a good thing for what it taught me. It is important to have setbacks because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn't exist.” 

Anna has edited Vogue for nearly 30 years, after taking over the title in 1988. She began her career in fashion journalism in 1970 when she was hired as one of the first editorial assistants of Harper's and Queen.  

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