Anna Wintour

Editor-in-chief of Vogue
Born Nov 3, 1949

Anna Wintour, OBE is the English-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an institution throughout the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Wintour.


1949 Birth Wintour was born in London, in 1949, to Charles Wintour (1917–1999), editor of the Evening Standard, and Eleanor "Nonie" Trego Baker (1917-1995), daughter of a Harvard law professor.


1970 20 Years Old In 1970, when Harper's Bazaar UK merged with Queen to become Harper's & Queen, Wintour was hired as one of its first editorial assistants, beginning her career in fashion journalism. … Read More
1975 25 Years Old In her new home, she became a junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar in New York City in 1975. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old Her parents married in 1940 and divorced in 1979. … Read More


1980 - 1983 2 More Events
1984 34 Years Old 1 More Event
They married in 1984.
1985 35 Years Old In 1985, Wintour attained her first editorship, taking over British Vogue after Beatrix Miller retired. … Read More
1987 37 Years Old In 1987, Wintour returned to New York to take over House & Garden. … Read More
1988 38 Years Old …  She used less well-known models, and mixed inexpensive clothes with the high fashion: the first issue she was in charge of, November 1988, featured a Peter Lindbergh photograph of 19-year-old Michaela Bercu in a $50 pair of faded jeans and a bejeweled jacket by Christian Lacroix worth $10,000. … Read More


2007 57 Years Old …  At his 2007 trial, prosecutors introduced as evidence a journal he kept on his computer in which he stated his intention to kill her. … Read More
…  Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. … Read More
2009 59 Years Old …  In 2009, residents of Minneapolis took umbrage after she told 60 Minutes she could "only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses." … Read More


2010 60 Years Old The American Society of Magazine Editors elected her to its Hall of Fame in 2010.
2011 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Years later, Wintour admitted the photo had never been planned as the cover shot. In 2011 when "Vogue" put its entire archive on line, Wintour was quoted as saying, "I just said, 'Well, let's just try this.' … Read More
2012 62 Years Old In 2012 Wintour reflected on the cover:
…  In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. … Read More
2014 64 Years Old In January 2014, the Metropolitan Museum of Art named its Costume Institute complex after Wintour; First Lady Michelle Obama opened it in May of that year. … Read More
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