Anna Wintour - Post Feminist Fashion and Style
Anna Wintour has presided as Editor in Chief of the American Edition of VOGUE since 1988. She had previously been Creative Director there and then was named Editor in Chief of VOGUE's British Edition. Her background also includes time at HARPER'S and QUEEN in London, Fashion Editor at its sister publication - HARPER'S BAZAAR - in New York and as Senior Editor at NEW YORK magazine, in charge of Fashion and Lifestyle Coverage.
If imitation is - indeed - the most sincere form of flattery, then Anna should be very flattered by the fact that a character based on her was portrayed by Meryl Streep - among the finest contemporary actresses - in "The Devil Wears Prada", a well-received film that arose from a wildly popular novel/roman a clef that spent six months on The New York Times Best Sellers List.
She was also the subject of an absorbing up-close documentary - "The September Issue" - that received very favourable reviews, revealed the softer, more vulnerable side behind the constant demands for more and better and tells the story of how that month's VOGUE - at 840 pages - became the single largest issue of a magazine ever published.
A front row eminence at Fashion Shows and Festivals around the world, her reputation for praise of the worthy, criticism of even the most well known and highly regarded names in Style and Fashion and insistence upon absolute creative integrity in the pages of VOGUE have made Anna Wintour an icon of the post-feminist era - a liberated woman who serves as an inspiration to girls and women of all ages that higher standards and hard work can lead to the pinnacle of success in a tremendously challenging and competitive field.