By Calynn M. Lawrence
Anna Wintour is the spine chilling yet awe inspiring, editor in chief of American Vogue. She has an estimated net worth of $35 million dollars and was the striking inspiration for Miranda Priestley in award winning film, The Devil Wears Prada. If that isn’t enough of a wrap sheet, this article is going to give you 4 good reasons why it can be said that Anna Wintour has changed the game for fashion editorial.
#1 SHE WAS THE FIRST VOGUE EDITOR TO ALLOW CELEBRITY COVERS
Prior to Anna Wintour, it was looked at as a joke to have a celebrity on the ocver of an esteemed fashion magazine, especially Vogue. It was thought that these magazines should be serious and strict about holding a high standard to the models whom they featured. But, when Anna Wintour got in offic as Vogue’s editor in chief in the 1980’s, she decied to take a risk and start a dominoe effect for fashion editorial. She started the trend for blurring the lines of fashion model and fame. Now, you see all types of movies stars and musicians gracing the covers of high fashion publications!
#2 SHE IS THE LONGEST RUNNING FASHION EDITOR IN CHIEF IN HISTORY
Having been the longest running editor in chief in Vogue’s history, that alone speaks for itself. She has been in that seat for three decades and does not plan on retiring anytime soon. Seeing as how Vogue has been ranked #1 high fashion publication innumerable amounts of times, she must be doing something right. Although she is known to be stern and somewhat blatant with her words, she does what is necessary to keep American Vigue at the high level of reputation that it’s maintained for years.
#3 SHE DID NOT FINISH HIGH SCHOOL
You would think that a fashion business genius such as Anna Wintour would have a Master’s Degree in how to be the best fashion editor ever. Yet, she did not even go to college at all. In interviews, she has hinted at even dropping out of high school. Coming from a very educated family, it must’ve been hard for her to not follow the same path in achieving some credentials. But, she was able to prove the stigma false by her massive success in fashion with no form of collegiate academics! She is walking proof that sometimes, pure talent and hard work is enough to make it in the industry!
#4 SHE PUT P. DIDDY ON TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY
Billionare, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has not always been a fashion phenom and business mogul. In fact, during the days of his debut Anna Wintour served as a fashion industry mentor to him. She even took him along with her to front row fashion shows, networking parties and red carpet events. No doubt she trained him well as his endeavours in the fashion industry were pretty successful. She saw more potential in him than just being a dancer and a rapper, she knew that he had an eye for clothing. Thus, he has started numerous successful fashion lines, styled for various celebrities and has become a fashion icon of sorts back in his hey day! Before, rappers were looked at to be tough and rough with little doings in the highly feminized fashion industry. However, her mentoring P. Diddy could have very well been the thing that set off a new opportunity for it to be socially acceptable that rappers were into fashion!