”To be in ’Vogue’ has to mean something. It’s an endorsement. It’s a validation”
These words were spoken by the one and only Anna Wintour, and she truly spoke the truth. The English Anna Wintour have since 1983 taken over the American Vogue, and surely has with her bob hair and sun glasses made an impression in the fashion industry.
Ever since she was a child, it seemed as if she was destined to become a part of the magazine industry. Her family, her career building, and everything else surrounding her life, such as connections pointed out her future in fashion very clearly.
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Anna Wintour had to deal with a lot of criticism; most of the criticism was pointed towards her personality. Many had described Wintour as ruthless and rude. Many workers at Vogue and former assistants in particular had spoken about Wintour being superior to all, and that even the slightest contact with her, was a mistake.
But not only was it her personality that bothered many, but also her choice of wardrobe. The animal’s rights organizations such as PETA had been having a lot of issues with Wintour’s use of fur in the magazines. But not only had organizations been against her, many activists had physically attacked Wintour, she even spoke out that she had lost count of her being attacked by activists.
The issues with Wintour didn’t stop there, after Wintour had told Oprah Winfrey that she should lose weight before her cover shoot at Vogue, many people began criticizing her for her elitism. She even told Hillary Clinton that she certainly should not wear that blue suit. Her elitism at this point didn’t break her down, however have given her a lot of publicity and certainly have given Vogue many more readers.
I will put my presentation into perspective with the 2007 documentary: The September issue
The documentary is about the creation of one of the most important issues of the year, The September Issue.