Anna Wintour up Two Spots on Forbes Annual “100 Most Powerful Women’s List”
Anna Wintour, 64, has been bumped up two spots on Forbes’ 10th annual list of “100 Most Powerful Women”, this past Wed. May 28. She now holds the place of #39, which can be largely attributed to her promotion to Condé Nast’s artistic director.
Anna Wintour is editor-in-chief for Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. Wintour’s ex-assistant, Lauren Weisberg, wrote the book “The Devil Wears Prada”, compelling many to speculate whether, perhaps, the real life Miranda Priestly. This seems likely with consideration of her nickname,“Nuclear Wintour”, which is widely used amongst the fashion world.
Wintour balances her high demanding career with being a mother of two. She has established a signature look as with a chic bob and sunglasses.
This May the Metropolitan Museum of Art had re-named its halls of fashion. To honor Wintour, the Costume Institutes Galleries was re-named “The Anna Wintour Costume Center”. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, she hosted her 16th Met Gala. The gala raised an impressive $12 million that night. In total, Wintour has raised $137 million for the museum.
The company-wide print advertising at Conde Nast, Vogue’s publisher, had increased by 3.3% and digital 28%. Recently, Wintour has joined other high-profile names to boycott the hotel Le Meurice, during Paris’ fashion week in order to oppose anti-gay laws promoted by its owner.
Although her promotion of fur and implied elitism remains controversial, Wintour is acclaimed for her keen eye for trends and support of young, up-and-coming designers.