Talk about the most stylish and elegant women in society and one name that would certainly be at the top of the list would be Anna Wintour. Described as one of today’s most stylish women, Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist and fashion influencer known for her eye for flashy and stylish fashion trends. With her characteristic pageboy haircut and dark sunglasses that are always visible on her face, she is now an easily recognizable face in the fashion world.
Anna Wintour works as editor-in-chief of the highly respected magazine Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In this position, she has successfully established herself as an important figure in the fashion world. She is also the artistic director of Condé Nast, an American mass media company. For your reading pleasure, we have compiled some facts about her. Please continue to learn more about her.
Who is Anna Wintour and How Old is She?
Anna Wintour was born on November 3, 1949, in Hampstead, a district of London, the capital of England. In England, she grew up with the rest of her family and went to school. Anna Wintour is clearly a British citizen and also has American citizenship.
The journalist was born into an interesting family; her father was Charles Wintour, a British newspaper editor who was very influential in his day. Her mother was identified as Eleanor “Nonie” Trego Baker. Anna’s parents divorced in 1979 when she was about 30 years old. Anna grew up with four siblings: three brothers identified as Patrick Wintour, James Wintour and Gerald Wintour, and one sister named Nora Wintour. Unfortunately, her brother Gerald died in an accident as a child, while her other brother Patrick now works as a journalist. James, for his part, has worked in London local government and Nora has worked in four international non-governmental organizations.
Growing up, Anna Wintour attended the independent North London Collegiate School. While still at school, she reportedly rebelled constantly against the institution’s dress code by frequently lifting the hems of her skirts. It was at this time that she began to develop her now-famous sense of fashion.
When she was only 14 years old, she became very interested in fashion, having been inspired by the various pop stars and models she saw on television. Soon after, she started to rock her characteristic pageboy haircut.
Anna Wintour had her first job in the boutique Biba, a popular fashion store. She got the job with her father’s influence. Soon she started taking fashion courses and training at the Harrods department store. After a while, she got a job at Oz, a controversial magazine at the time, where she started to learn a lot about magazine production.
Anna Effectivity started her career as a fashion journalist in 1970 when she was hired by Harper’s & Queen as one of their first editorial assistants. After some time she moved to New York with her boyfriend at the time, who was identified as Jon Bradshaw, who happened to be a freelance journalist.
After she moved to New York in 1975, she joined Harper’s Bazaar, a popular women’s fashion magazine, as a junior editor, but was fired after nine months because she shot rather rebellious but innovative shots. She wasn’t unemployed for too long, but months later she got another job as a fashion editor at Viva, a women’s magazine for adults. After the closure of Viva, Anna got another job as a fashion editor at Savvy, a newly founded women’s magazine, in 1980.
Just one year later she got another job at New York, a biweekly fashion magazine, where she worked as a fashion editor. During her time at the New York magazine, she finally began to attract serious attention after she began publishing the revolutionary fashion spreads and photoshoots that she had been putting together for years.
Finally, in 1983, Anna began working as the first creative director of Vogue magazine. She introduced some eyebrow-raising changes and soon made it in the ranks to become the editor of the British edition of the magazine in 1985. In 1988 she became Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.
Under her leadership, she made some revolutionary changes that were celebrated in various ways around the world. She is also known for treating her staff very harshly, which earned her the nickname “Nuclear Wintour”. Today, she has become one of the most influential women in the fashion world, meeting the demands placed on her with her very stylish sense of dress and stylish hair.
Anna Wintour’s Husband, Children
Anna Wintour was married to David Shaffer, an American professor of child psychiatry. They were married in 1984 and had two children together; a daughter named Bee Shaffer and a son named Charles Shaffer. Unfortunately, Anna and David’s marriage broke up and they divorced in 1999. In some reports, it has been claimed that the marriage broke up after Anna had an extramarital affair with Shelby Bryan, an American investor. However, this was not confirmed.
She would later marry Shelby Bryan. The couple entered into the marriage as husband and wife in 2004 and have remained together ever since. There is no report that they have children together.
Anna Wintour is without a doubt a wealthy woman. She has had a very illustrious career in fashion journalism and over the years has worked with and influenced various fashion magazines and has become one of the most discussed fashion icons of the present day. Apparently she was able to pocket a lot of money in the process.
According to reports, Anna earns a massive $2 million annually as editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and is now worth about $35 million.