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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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), an American, the 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 30 Years Old She returned to work in 1980, succeeding Elsa Klensch as fashion editor for a new women's magazine named Savvy. … Read More
1983 33 Years Old She went to work at Vogue later when Alex Liberman, editorial director for Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, talked to Wintour about a position there in 1983. … Read More
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, Wintour began making more media appearances. … Read More


2010 60 Years Old The American Society of Magazine Editors elected her to its Hall of Fame in 2010.
2013 63 Years Old In 2013, Condé Nast announced she would be taking on the position of artistic director for the company's magazines while remaining at Vogue. … 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
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of The Devil Wears Prada's release, in 2016, The Ringer noted how Wintour's personal image had evolved since that film's depiction of Miranda Priestley. "A decade ago this summer, Wintour became a living, breathing avatar for a certain kind of boss—the terrible kind, with 'great' a halfhearted asterisk," wrote Alison Herman. "The Devil Wears Prada transformed Wintour's image from that of a mere public figure into that of a cultural icon." … Read More
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