There was no shortage of speculation last year about whether a memoir was in the works for Anna Wintour. Well, the Vogue editrix has taken the opportunity within a rare interview with the Telegraph to tell the world that no such plans exist, nor, she says, will she “ever write a book.” Like, ever.
She’s leaving that particular role to Grace Coddington, whose book Grace hits stores today. Coddington is, of course, a personality in her own right, and Wintour tells interviewer Luke Leitch this quality is essential to the success of her staff as a whole:
“I look for strong people. I don’t like people who’ll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue, and disagree, and have a point of view that’s reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to the Standard. I try to do that here, too.”
This year, Wintour also brought a long of big personalities (and bigger wallets) together for another cause: President Obama‘s re-election campaign:
“It’s no secret that I worked very hard for the president this campaign… And it’s very rewarding to see that money can’t buy the White House, which is what the Republicans were trying to do with all those hundreds of millions of dollars that the Super PACs were raising. I’m so grateful that the president will have a second term.”
Though that’s not to say she’s going to be spending all of her time here in the USA now that the election’s in the bag. Wintour, the piece states, took off to the UK the day after the interview to “binge on drama.” And, though a longtime New Yorker, she confesses that London “feels like my home.”