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Anna Wintour Dispenses Career Advice

If there is anyone in the fashion industry who knows how to rise to the top, it’s Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief, who dispensed some first-class career advice over the weekend at Teen Vogue’s annual Fashion University.


Anna Wintour Dispenses Career AdviceIf there is anyone in the fashion industry who knows how to rise to the top, it’s Anna Wintour, Vogue’s illustrious editor-in-chief, who dispensed some first-class career advice over the weekend at Teen Vogue’s annual Fashion University in New York. “I worked for American Harper’s Bazaar. They fired me. I recommend that you all get fired, it’s a great learning experience,” Wintour said.

Of course, Wintour’s rise to the top wasn’t without its hiccups. “I was offered the editorship at British Vogue. But London felt small-time,” she recalled. Then there was the controversial April 2008 Vogue cover, which featured LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen: “It got me in a lot of trouble. Uh, that was an interesting experience.”

Plus, plenty of characters along the way: “[Andre Leon Talley] used to write me color-coded letters. If they were blue, he was depressed. If they were gold, I was golden.” And models: “Gisele Bundchen, along with Kate Moss, is a phenomenon. I wish models knew they have to have a personality.”

Source: @EvaChen212 via Fashionologie
Images: Patrick McMullan

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