Filed under: Fashion, Uncategorized | Tags: Anna Wintour, Bee, Birthday, College Humor, Committee of Arts and Humanities, Vogue
Yesterday was Editor-of-the-year Anna Wintour’s 60th Birthday! The high-profile editrix has a lot to celebrate this year including a box office smash, groundbreaking memorable issues including a cover with the first lady, and this just in, she just recently became a presidential appointee. Wintour is one of many artisans including Sarah Jessica Parker and Ed Norton to sit on the Committee of Arts and Humanities and will focus on “arts and humanities education, cultural diplomacy, economic revitalization through the arts and humanities and special events dedicated to recognizing excellence in these areas (via).”
Although she hasn’t quite knocked off the Devil in Prada tag, Wintour has seemingly redeemed herself to the public thanks to many insider exposés including the 60 Minute special and the unforgettable documentary by RJ Cutler. It seems that the public has generally forgiven her seemingly bitchy antics now that they know that the behavior in question comes hand in hand with a decisive and assertive vision for excellence. Thanks to the September Issue.
Events of this year has almost made Wintour a household name and you can bet that the Vogue team has a lot more in store for Wintour fans, haters and fashionistas alike.
In other Wintour news, looks like Anna’s daughter Bee has turned down the opportunity to take over the fashion dynasty laid at her lap, to be an assistant to Ricky Van Veen, editor in chief of College Humor. In the words of Stanley Tucci, “this place [Vogue], where so many people would die to work [Bee] only deigns to work.”
Filed under: Fashion | Tags: Anna Wintour, David Letterman, September Issue, Vogue
Working makes it hard to find time to blog but rest assured that I’m working on new material. For now, enjoy Anna Wintour’s Late Night appearance on David Letterman last night. The infamous editor extraordinaire of American Vogue has been making more frequent public appearances as of late to promote her newest project, a behind the scenes documentary that follows her and her team as they put together the coveted September issue highlighting the most important fashion season of the year. My favorite part of the interview? When she walked out on stage in her classic Anna front-row-at-fashion-week shades. The sunglasses are such a essential part of her persona that the in-depth 60 Minute special on Wintour was even titled, “Behind the Shades.” Genius.
Not only will this fall be a season filled with some of the best people’s birthdays, but August 28th will also be the premier date of the most highly anticipated fashion documentary of the year. The September Issue follows iconic American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, et team, as they layout the Fall Fashion award envelope, the September issue, of the fashion magazine. The film, directed and produced by R.J. Cutler, has been gathering all kinds of positive reviews not to mention industry buzz, and was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film is said to offer audiences with a revealing look into the quirks and life of legendary editor Wintour and I can not wait to see how everything plays out on the big screen.