According to a quick poll taken around the office, we’re all pretty much fascinated with Anna Wintour. Whether it’s the impenetrable sunglasses, her flawless style, or those rumoured antics (see: Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada), there’s just something about Anna.
If you have the same obsession—and we’re fairly certain most stylish girls do—click through to discover 13 surprising facts about one of fashion’s most powerful women.
According to T Magazine, Wintour is allotted money to keep up appearances in addition to her salary.
Apparently it ruffled some feathers at Harper’s Bazaar when Wintour put models’ hair in dreadlocks for a couture photo shoot.
As Wintour's friend tells it, she's “persuasively sexual without obvious flash when she dances, which she does with a vengeance and irritatingly well.” What a description!
Wintour's daugther, Bee Shaffer, says that her mum rises at 5am and goes to bed at 10pm.
Some sources cite age 14, but according to T Magazine the signature bob has been in place since age 15.
"I look for strong people," says Wintour of her staff. "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."
After Wintour dropped out of North London Collegiate School, she went to work at at Harrod's.