After nearly 45 years in the magazine industry and 26 years as the chief editor of US Vogue, we can only say that Anna Wintour is here to stay. The lady isn’t going anywhere even though she may have a longer list of haters than fans. Wintour has successfully built a fearsome reputation as cool, collected and completely in control. With more and more powerful women paving their way in the fashion industry, Anna, undoubtedly, is the one who reigns supreme above them all.
The British editor and artistic director of Conde Nast is known to have an aloof and a demanding personality in her profession, the reason why she was given the monicker Nuclear Wintour. Anna has reinvented fashion magazines by being the first editor to feature movie stars and singers on Vogue covers.
Those who have seen her are aware of her trademark look: the blonde bob haircut (which she has sported since the last 25 years), her jet-black sunglasses (which only she can pull off even when indoors) and her love for all things fur.
Even though she believes in remaining tight-lipped and reclusive, the boss woman has let her thoughts slip more than a few times-and many times, this has been much to the benefit of the rest of us. Her quotes on fashion and success are an inspiration to one and all. On her 67th birthday, we decided to list seven of her most iconic quotes and wish her best for the future.
“What people hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.”
“I am certainly very competitive. I like people who represent the best at what they do, and if that turns you into a perfectionist, then maybe I am.”
“You either know fashion or you don’t.”
Don’t you think Anna Wintour is the ultimate boss woman? We wish the fashion icon a very happy birthday.
– By Niti Desai