The September Issue
Before I watched the movie of The Devil Wears Parada, I watched the September Issue of Anna Wintour’s documentary, which I knew Anna Wintour is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and highly influential figures in the fashion industry due to her position as the editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine in the United States. Actually the people who played the documentary is my art teacher that she also love fashion, I mean which woman doesn’t love fashion? lol
After I watched this documentary, some ideas and dreams just pop up in my head, which I want to become the powerful woman who can influent in fashion industry as Anna Wintour.
And I believe if you’ve seen The Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep and read the original novel from which the film is based upon, then chances are that you might have heard about the real-life figure that inspired the pop culture phenomenon that is Anna Wintour.
Love or Hate
With her distinctive signature look of a pageboy bob hairstyle and her eyes shielded by dark sunglasses, Wintour is widely regarded by the press and among her peers in the industry as a champion of style and beauty. However, she has also received heavy criticism from her detractors regarding on her personality and the business strategies for the magazine she runs among other things. Do you love her? or hate her? mine is Love her, no matter what’s your answers, there’s truly no denying that Wintour reigns supreme as the fashion world’s gatekeeper, tastemaker, and power broker.
A revolutionary from the get-go
Her first US Vogue cover was so different than the norm for the magazine, that printers asked her if it was a mistake. The cover featured Israeli model Michaela Bercu wearing Guess jeans and a Christian Lacroix Hatue Couture top which is totally different than before, you can say that she is brave to make her generation for now on.
woman in the long list of high school dropouts
Anna Wintour was born in London in November 2, 1949. Her love for fashion was already apparent during her youth when she frequently rebelled against the strict uniform dress codes of her school, as well as devouring countless fashion magazines that would come to hone her eye for aesthetics.
It seeemed that Anna Wintour’s inevitable career as a fashion journalist was already in her blood considering that her father was the editor and he even declared to her that she would become the editor of Vogue one day.
We’ve heard a number of stories about successful men dropping out of college or high school and working on their idea which have Steve Jobs, bill Gates, etc. However, the female part I think Anna Wintour she is the one who dropped out of London Collegiate School and she determined to make her father’s prophecy come true that she applied for fashion-related jobs and she started out as an editorial assistant for several London-based magazines.
strict and high standards
STRICT DAILY SCHEDULE
Vogue’s editor in chief has a strict daily schedule. She rises every morning at 5am, plays tennis, has her hair done by a stylist at her home, and then arrives at Vogue by 8am. She is in bed by 10:15pm every night. She limits her presence at parties at 20 minutes the most.
SHE HAS HIGH STANDARDS FOR COVERS
The cover of Vogue is arguably one of the most prestigious covers not just in the fashion world, but in the magazine world overall. And she has high standards for celebrities appearing on the cover.
Influence and Legacy
Wintour’s significant contributions to fashion on a global scale has provided her with multiple career milestones. Chief among these achievements was her appointment as Conde Nast’s artistic director in 2013, which gave her greater responsibilities to manage the visual direction of Vogue’s sister publications.
I think her influence is more than those things, because her life and her work is so inspire me to do what I want or who I want to become. As her say that ” What people say isn’t going to stop me. I have to do things for myself”