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Anna Wintour

Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
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Profession: Magazine Editor

United States of America
United Kingdom

Biography: Anna Wintour has been the editor of US Vogue since 1988. During this period she revived the magazine, making it and herself one of the most influential voices in fashion.

Throughout her tenure Wintour has been praised for encouraging new designers but criticized or her use of fur. She is considered the inspiration for the fictional editor of Vogue in the book and film "The Devil Wears Prada".

Wintour is known for her consistent and instantly recognizable personal image - the sharp pageboy bob hairstyle and large dark glasses.

Born: November 3, 1949
Birthplace: London, Great Britain
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 2017-05-05 Anna Wintour, the editor of US Vogue, is made a dame by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace
  • 2018-05-07 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

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