As her flame-haired colleague Grace Coddington releases her memoir, Vogue editor Anna Wintour says she will 'never ever' write a tell-all book
18:53 GMT, 22 November 2012
She is the notoriously discreet editor of Vogue, a fearsome fashion figure and officially one of the most powerful women in the world .
She can usually be spotted on the world's most glamorous front rows, but it seems Anna Wintour's fans won't ever be privvy to what goes on behind those supersized sunglasses as she has confirmed she will 'never, ever' write a tell-all book like her colleague Vogue creative director Grace Coddington.
In a rare interview with the Telegraph, the 61-year-old style icon said: 'Grace [Coddington] is having her book party in New York on Monday. And I have to be here for that. It's a big thing.
Unlike her friend and colleague Grace Coddington, Anna Wintour has said she will 'never ever' write a book
'She's given so much to this magazine – she's one of the great unsung heroines of our business.'
Grace's book has been written entirely from memory, she never kept a diary, neither does Anna: 'Nor,' she adds: 'will I ever write a book.'
Wintour has been the editor-in-chief of American Vogue since 1988 and has earned herself a
formidable reputation, compounded by hit movie, The Devil Wears Prada,
which was reportedly based upon the Vogue legend's icy character.
Notoriously ice cool, Anna can often be spotted on the front row of fashion's best shows
But she opened up in the rare interview about how she runs her team: 'I look for strong people. I
don’t like people who’ll say yes to everything I might bring up.
people who can argue, and disagree, and have a point of view that’s
reflected in the magazine.'
She has friends in all the right places in the fashion world and her father was editor of the London Evening Standard
ANNA WINTOUR: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE SUNGLASSES
Anna Wintour, OBE was born in 1949 in England and her father, Charles Wintour was editor of the London Evening Standard
At age 15 she began dating those best connected on the London scene and her fashion career began in 1970 at newly merged Harpers & Queen where Anna worked as one of the first editorial assistants
In 1975, Anna moved overseas to America to take up the role of junior fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar
She then helped turn around British Vogue and House & Garden in the US
Her reign at Vogue has seen the emergence of the superior 'September Issue', which was well over 800-pages long in 2004, making it the biggest for any monthly publication at that time
She can usually be spotted gracing the front row of fashion's best shows or mingling with fashion's most famous faces