Supposedly ferocious, incredibly influential, and...mother of two, Anna Wintour is known as the inspiration for the evil boss in "The Devil Wears Prada" AND as one of fashion's most perserveering voices. She's climbed up the ranks, saved publications from falling into irrelevance, and become a figurehead in fashion. This documentary looks at her daily life, gives slight insight into why she is so feared/respected.
Anna Wintour, OBE (born 3 November 1949) is the English-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. With her trademark pageboybob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an institution throughout the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for youngerdesigners. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".
She is the eldest daughter of Charles Wintour, editor of the London Evening Standard. Anna became interested in fashion as a teenager. Her father consulted her on how to make the newspaper relevant to the youth of the era. Her career in fashion journalism began at two British magazines. Later she moved to the United States, with stints at New York and House & Garden. She returned home for a year to turn around British Vogue, and later assumed control of the franchise's magazine in New York, reviving what many saw as a stagnating publication. Her use of the magazine to shape the fashion industry has been the subject of debate within it.Animal rights activists have attacked her for promoting fur, while other critics have charged her with using the magazine to promote elitist views of femininity and beauty.
A former personal assistant, Lauren Weisberger
, wrote the 2003 best selling roman à clef The Devil Wears Prada
, later made into a successful film
starring Meryl Streep
as Miranda Priestly
, a fashion editor believed to be based on Wintour. In 2009 she was the focus of another film, R.J. Cutler
's documentary The September Issue