Anna Wintour will remain at American Vogue “indefinitely,” according to Conde Nast’s chief executive.
Multiple reports in April (18) suggested that the fashion mogul was planning to step down as editor-in-chief of the esteemed publication after a 30-year tenure.
Sources claimed that the decision would take place after Anna signed off on Vogue’s top-selling September issue, which features cover star Beyonce, who was rumored to have been given “unprecedented” control over the photoshoot.
A spokesperson for Conde Nast, Vogue’s publisher, “emphatically” denied the rumours previously, and now the publisher’s chief executive Bob Sauerberg has reassured fans that Anna is going nowhere.
“Anna Wintour is an incredibly talented and creative leader whose influence is beyond measure. She is integral to the future of our company’s transformation and has agreed to work with me indefinitely in her role as @voguemagazine editor-in-chief and artistic director of Conde Nast,” he wrote in a statement on the company’s Twitter feed.
Previous reports claimed that British Vogue editor Edward Enninful is being groomed to succeed the 68-year-old at the American edition, but a source “flatly denied” he was heading to the U.S. when approached by WWD.
Anna has also acted as artistic director for Conde Nast since 2013, and is one of the most famous figures in the fashion industry, renowned for her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses. She has been widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers – having helped launch the careers of figures including Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen – and was also thought to be the inspiration behind the fictitious Miranda Priestly, the icy fashion editor played by Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.
The icon was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2008 Birthday Honours, and the pair sat side by side when the monarch attended her first ever fashion show during London Fashion Week in February.
– Cover Media0