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Snark all you want, pundits, but Anna Wintour does not want to be ambassador. To the United Kingdom, to France, or to anywhere else for that matter.
Will Anna Wintour exit her post as editor in chief of Vogue to take on an ambassador role in either the U.K. or France? President Obama is considering nominating her for one of the two positions, according to a report today from Bloomberg.
Long before he was the toast of the downtown fashion scene (well, ok, not that long before — he is only 28), Alexander Wang was just a lowly intern in the Vogue fashion closet, cutting his teeth hauling garment bags and meticulously noting incoming samples just like the rest of us.
If you’re going to stand on a red carpet with Anna Wintour, you had better be dressed to the nines. Thankfully, Jourdan Dunn, Caroline Sieber, and more rose to the occassion and wore some pretty ensembles at last night’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Generally speaking, the fashion industry has wholeheartedly thrown its support behind President Barack Obama during the last two election cycles, and has been one of POTUS’s biggest supporters. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Runway To Win collection, a line of designer clothing and accessories that was the brainchild of (guess who?) Anna Wintour, raised a ridiculous amount of money for his campaign. The exact figure? A staggering $40 million.
Or so the Vogue editor insists in a recent (and rare!) interview, in which she also discusses the election, her love of theatre, and the qualities she prizes most in her staff.
We already know who took home the grand prize at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards (that would be Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman), but there was no shortage of champions on the red carpet, either. Designers, models, editors, and fashion fans alike donned their best all-American duds and stepped out to strike a pose or two.
Jennifer Lawrence met Anna Wintour Sunday night at a swanky shindig for her new movie Silver Linings Playbook, but, being the down-to-earth girl that she is, Lawrence didn’t just play it off like it was no big thing.
It would have been impossible to walk away from last night’s Glamour Women Of The Year Awards feeling anything less than inspired. While Selena Gomez may be the face of this year’s honorees, scoring the December cover of the glossy, the list of incredible women who received awards last night included a Oscar-winning Pakistani documentarian, a Supreme Court Justice, Team USA‘s gold medal Olympians, and a woman fighting to prevent childhood sexual abuse. Needless to say, there was no shortage of powerful moments throughout the ceremony, so here are just a few of our favorites.
For something involving people who make pretty things for a living, the fight between Tory Burch and ex-husband Chris Burch sure is ugly.
Like anyone who would prefer not to spend four days without heat, power, internet, or cell phone service, many fashionable folk from the blackout zone of sub-39th street Manhattan have fled uptown in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to seek shelter in warmer, brighter pastures. Page Six has the lowdown on which glamorous digs various designers, editors, and stars have chosen to while away the week while the rest of us rely on our generous friends with uptown addresses and a spare couch or two.
Is Ann Romney learning the hard way not to mess with Anna Wintour?
In a bizarre turn of events, Sally Singer has returned to Vogue after exiting the glossy two years ago for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She left T in August, and now, WWD is reporting that Singer will be back under the Vogue umbrella.
Boston tends to get a bad rap, fashion-wise. But last night there was not a North Face in sight at the opening of Mario Testino‘s first-ever stateside museum show, which drew Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, Karlie Kloss and many more all the way from NYC to Beantown (how glamorous must that Fung Wah bus trip have been?)
Last night, Michael Kors‘ nearest and dearest came out to support him at the Golden Heart Gala at New York City’s Cunard Building. The evening’s red carpet was heavy on the simple sportswear, and guests’ looks fell squarely in to three camps: oranges, metallics, and blacks & blues — in other words, signature Kors, through and through.
Last week, Stephen Colbert celebrated his new book “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” at the Brooks Brothers‘ flagship on Madison Avenue. The comedian was obviously outfitted by the brand, but as it turns out, he’s actually been wearing Brooks Brothers on his show since 2006.
For those who’ve seen the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Vogue‘s Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley are noticeably missing. Pourquoi? (For those who haven’t seen the flick, go watch it now!
While most of the red carpet action last night was admittedly up at the NYC Ballet Fall Gala (aka Valentino heaven), elsewhere around the globe other fashionable folk stepped out to strike a pose and sip some champagne. But who looked best doing it?
There were a lot of things to love about Ralph Lauren‘s spring 2013 runway show Thursday morning — the matador-inspired jackets, Karlie Kloss‘ inimitable smize (sorry, Tyra), the civilized buzz that has come to define the week’s closing show for us — but the top honor goes to the moment Ryan Lochte stroked, nay, groped Anna Wintour‘s bare leg.
Ann Romney may have stepped up her style game last night at the Republican National Convention, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be appearing in the country’s preeminent fashion glossy any time soon.