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Anna Wintour

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Anna Wintour Basic Information

Stage Name: Anna Wintour/ Nuclear Wintour/ Wintour of Our Discontent/ Miranda Priestly
Real Name: Dame Anna Wintour CH DBE
Occupation: Media Executive, Fashion Journalist, and Editor-in-Chief
Date Of Birth/Age: 3 November 1949 (74 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Hampstead, London, England, UK
Gender: Female
Nationality: British-American
Marital Status: Divorced
Education:
  • North London Collegiate School
  • Harrods
Height: 5Ft 1In
Net Worth: $50M

Anna Wintour Biography

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Dame Wintour was raised in a political and media-focused family. One of the five children of Charles Wintour and Eleanor “Nonie” Trego Baker, Anna Wintour was born on November 3, 1949, in Hampstead, London, England. Her mother was a philanthropist, and her father worked as an editor for the free daily newspaper “The London Evening Standard.”

She attended classes at the North London Collegiate School and got some preliminary education. She had always resisted following the dress code at her school by donning short skirts because she had always been an independent thinker. Her father assisted her in obtaining her first position at the renowned clothing store “Biba” when she was 15. She decided to give up on her studies, quit school, and enrolled in a training program at “Harrods.” In response to her parent’s insistence, she enrolled in a school to take fashion classes but later left.

She has been sporting a bob hairstyle since the age of 15. The “Rolling Stones” and “Beatles,” two of the biggest pop stars, frequented the clubs in London which she admired and frequented. In recognition of her work in journalism and fashion, Queen Elizabeth II named her Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in May 2017 at Buckingham Palace. The 2023 King’s Birthday Honours List recognized her for her contributions to international fashion in New York City by bestowing the title of Member of the Companion of Honor on her. She serves as Global Content Officer for Conde Nast and the Editor in Chief of Vogue.

Family

Parents

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Her mother, Eleanor Trego Baker, was a socialite and philanthropist, and her father, Charles Wintour, served as editor of the Evening Standard. In 1979, her parents divorced. After her parents divorced, Anna Wintour’s life changed as she moved to New York City like her father. This change in environment would eventually shape her career and lead her to become one of the most influential figures in the fashion industry.

Siblings

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The editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, also grew up with her other four siblings. Nora Wintour, Patrick Wintour, Gerald Wintour, and James Wintour are her siblings.

Children

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Anna Wintour has two children; The children are from her marriage to David Shaffer. Her children are known as Bee and Charles Shaffer.

Husband

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Twice in her lifetime, Anna Wintour has been married. She spent the years 1984 to 1999 married to David Shaffer. From 2004 to 2020, she wed Shelby Bryan, her second husband. Actor Bill Nighy is her current romantic interest, and this was confirmed at the MET Gala in 2023.

Lifestyle

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As an editorial assistant at “Harper’s & Queen,” she obtained her first position in fashion journalism in 1970. She collaborated with innovative photographers like Jim Lee and Helmut Newtown in this place. She found excellent and imaginative locations for photo shoots thanks to her strong network. After quitting, she moved to New York with Jon Bradshaw, a freelance journalist she was dating. She started as a junior fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar’s New York division in 1975. After nine months, she was fired by editor Tony Mazzola.

She joined ‘Viva’, a women’s adult magazine, with the help of Jon Bradshaw as its fashion editor, but the publication was shut down in 1978. She started working for ‘Savvy,’ a women’s magazine, 1980 as the fashion editor. She served as ‘New York’s’ fashion editor in 1981. She worked on various sections under the guidance of Editor Edward Kosner and eventually discovered how vital a celebrity cover is to sell copies.

In 1983, after striking a deal with the editorial director of “Condé Nast,” Alex Liberman, that doubled her salary, she accepted the position of creative director of “Vogue.” She took Beatrix Miller’s place as chief editor of British “Vogue” in 1985, returning to London to assume the position. She made some adjustments after taking the reins, including replacing staff. She established a reputation for being a strict enforcer with a temperamental and impatient nature that led to her being called nicknames like “Nuclear Wintour” and “Wintour of Our Discontent.”

She joined “House and Garden,” a Condé Nast publication, in 1987 and made significant changes there. She threw away some already-paid articles and images worth $2 million in her first week. She changed the magazine’s name to “HG,” which resulted in the loss of many longtime subscribers and a significant portion of its traditional advertisers.

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She moved to New York in 1988 when she was appointed editor-in-chief of American “Vogue.” ‘Vogue’ was having trouble at the time due to ‘Elle,’ a publication that had just turned three. An essential factor in the magazine’s revival was Anna Wintour. She implemented strict changes, changed the look of the cover images, and changed the magazine into one that was younger and more receptive and focused on contemporary perceptions of style and fashion. She didn’t hesitate to explore uncharted territory. In place of supermodels, she began using celebrities for cover photos, and she mixed high-end and low-end clothing in her photo shoots.

She kept her position as artistic director of “Vogue” while transitioning to “Condé Nast” in 2013. She eventually rose to prominence in the fashion industry and is primarily recognized for having aided up-and-coming designers like Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen.

 

Her support for the ‘Democratic Party’ was evident during Hillary Clinton’s campaigns for the 2000 Senate election and John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. She worked as a bundler and continued to host fundraising events for Barack Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012 alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, which attracted celebrities like Meryl Streep. She participated in a fundraiser for Barack Obama’s first term alongside Harvey Weinstein and Calvin Klein.

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She appointed Hildy Kuryk as the communication director for “Vogue” in 2013. Kuryk was a fundraiser for the “Democratic National Committee” and Barack Obama’s first campaign. She appeared in the 2014 documentary ‘The Fashion Fund,’ about the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. It was broadcast on “Ovation TV.” Ken Downing, Andrew Rosen, Jenna Lyons, and Diane von Furstenberg were also featured in the documentary.

The American “Vogue” magazine regained its position as the leader, defeating three of its rivals, “Harper’s Bazaar,” “Mirabella,” and “Elle,” thanks to the editor-in-chief’s tenacity and enthusiasm for increasing sales. In her lengthy and illustrious career with the magazine, she successfully restored “Vogue’s” glory. She was ranked as the 39th most powerful woman in the world by “Forbes.”

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She is a trustee for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and regularly raises money for the “Costume Institute.” She has raised more than $10 million for AIDS charities since 1990. She established the CFDA/Vogue fund to support emerging fashion designers. She also helped raise money for the “Twin Towers” after it was destroyed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Wintour has received numerous awards and honours throughout her career for her contributions to the fashion industry. In recognition of her influence on American fashion, she received the CFDA Founder’s Award in 2019 and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Anna Wintour is $50 million. She earned money from her work as the chief editor of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast.

Cars

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Anna Wintour owns several luxury cars, including a sleek Lamborghini Aventador, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and a stunning Ferrari 488 GTB. These high-end vehicles perfectly match her impeccable style and add glamour to her impressive collection.

House

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Anna Wintour owns real estate and is known to have residences in New York City and London. She has a luxurious penthouse in Manhattan overlooking Central Park and a stunning townhouse in the prestigious neighbourhood of Kensington in London. These residences reflect her impeccable taste and glamorous lifestyle, making her one of the most desirable homeowners in the fashion industry.

Boyfriend

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Since her divorce in 1999, she has been dating American investor Shelby Bryan. However, they are no longer in a relationship, even though Anna has never affirmed this and will not discuss her romantic status. Her rumoured current love interest, actor Bill Nighy, was officially revealed when they were spotted together at the 2023 MET Gala.

Vogue Career

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Wintour was named editor-in-chief of Vogue, one of the most esteemed fashion publications in the world, in 1983. Vogue has developed into the world’s foremost authority on fashion under her direction, with influence that goes far beyond the confines of the magazine. Wintour is renowned for having a keen eye for up-and-coming designers and for championing young talent. She has even had a movie made with a character in her likeness in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Wintour has been a fervent supporter of charitable causes in addition to her work at Vogue. She has served on the boards of directors for many institutions, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and the AIDS charity ACRIA. Wintour has received numerous awards and honours throughout her career for her contributions to the fashion industry. In recognition of her influence on American fashion, she received the CFDA Founder’s Award in 2019 and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2017.

Despite her reputation as a strict and demanding boss, Wintour is regarded and admired for her vision, creativity, and commitment to the fashion industry. She has been crucial in influencing how many view fashion, and her impact will be felt for years. Since 1988, Anna Wintour has been Vogue’s editor-in-chief; since 2020, she has been the company’s global chief content officer. In addition to holding these positions, she serves as Vogue’s global editorial director and Condé Nast’s artistic director.

Movies & TV Shows

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Her former assistant Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 book, “The Devil Wears Prada,” tells the tale of a demanding boss who looks a lot like Wintour. In 2006, it was turned into a movie. When she showed up at the movie premiere, everyone was taken aback. In January 2014, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Costume Institute” complex was renamed in her honour. She appeared in the 2014 documentary ‘The Fashion Fund,’ about the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition. It was broadcast on “Ovation TV.” Ken Downing, Andrew Rosen, Jenna Lyons, and Diane von Furstenberg were also featured in the documentary. Her Journey to the top of Vogue was also exemplified in the movie “The September Issue.”

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