If 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.”
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