She is fashion’s most well-known editor with 25 years at style bible Vogue under her belt so that it is scarcely surprising that Anna Wintour OBE will get the Exceptional Achievement Award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.
Anna Wintour will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.
The ceremony – which will take place at the London Coliseum on December 1 – will see the editor of American Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast celebrated for her contribution to the world of fashion.
Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Natalie Massenet MBE said: “Anna Wintour has helped, nurtured and advised the careers of some of the world’s most brilliant and creative designers. There isn’t a person working in fashion who has not been inspired and influenced by Anna’s leadership. Credits: Anna Wintour to be honoured with fashion award – Capital Lifestyle
Artistic director of Conde Nast and the iconic editor in chief of American Vogue is going to be honoured on December 1, during the service at the London Coliseum, for her enormous contribution to the fashion industry.
So who’s the girl behind pageboy bob the black shades and frosty demeanour? A leading businesswoman, that is who.
Anna is the daughter of Charles Wintour, the well-known then-editor of the London Evening Standard paper nicknamed ‘Chilly Charlie’, and philanthropist Elinor Wintour.
Certainly eager for freedom, Anna dropped out of her pretentious finishing school and moved to London where her career started in London in 1970 at Harpers & Queen magazine.
In July 1988 Anna rejoined American Vogue in her present place.
Speaking about her hopes for the sleek fashion bible she’s made her own, Anna told the Telegraph in the time: ‘I want Vogue to be pacy, sharp, and sexy, I’m not interested in the super-rich or infinitely leisured.
‘I want our readers to be energetic, executive women, with money of their own and a wide range of interests.
‘There is a new kind of woman out there. She’s interested in business and money. She doesn’t have time to shop anymore. She wants to know what and why and where and how.’
Woman out did just that. Garnering financial backing to revitalise the magazine (which was losing out to Elle) in the amounts, she restored it to glory. Elle) spearheaded mixing up high street and designer trend and using stars on her covers.
The September 2004 version, for a monthly magazine, had 832 pages, that is the most ever under her editorship.
She is also in charge of founding the careers of esteemed designers like Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs.
She uses her name for the good and is also extremely non-profit. She has been involved in fundraising, especially for the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as AIDS research.
In response to the disastrous effects of the economic slowdown, in September 2009, Ms. Wintour developed Fashion’s Night Out, a world-wide initiative made observe trend, restore consumer confidence and to boost the retail sector.
Anna Wintour likes to pretend she’s not that powerful. She demures, she uses the phrase “keep my head down” a lot, she speaks in measured tones.
But the truth is out, people: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, is one of the most powerful women in the world. Credits: Anna Wintour Named 69th Most Powerful Woman By Forbes
In 2014, she spearheaded the fashion industry’s participation in Born Free Africa, an organisation planning to get rid of mom-to-child transmission of HIV by the end of 2015, using resources from a committed clothes line comprised of pieces by world-famous fashion designers that are also moms. She’s involved Victoria Beckham in the charity.
Wintour, who begins each day using a match of tennis and is splendidly great buddies with Roger Federer, has thrown herself into politics.
As for her private life, she has two kids with David Shaffer and eventually got divorced, and now resides in New York with longtime boyfriend, investor Shelby Bryan.
Few fashion figures occupy the pop culture space the way Anna Wintour does (she can blame her even-your-boyfriend-knows-her-name fame on The Devil Wears Prada). And while she’s been the subject of much curiosity and fascination for a while, fans have had access to some new ways of getting to know her over the past month or so. First, she accepted the ice bucket challenge. And now, she’s in a Vogue video where a camera followed her around the magazine’s offices shooting off a rather arbitrary string of 73 questions (e.g., she wakes up at 5 A.M., spring is her favorite season, and Brooklyn is “the new Silicon Valley”). Credits: Interesting Facts About Anna Wintour: Glamour.com
Watch this video – “Anna Wintour on David Letterman, Part 2”: