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Anna Wintour Has an "Oriental" Face, Apparently

08/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The man responsible for Vogue editor Anna Wintour's signature helmet bob is a Malaysian-born Londoner named -- wait for it -- Charlie Chan. Even though he's a successful hairstylist, coiffing the likes of Wintour, Iman, and Simon Cowell, his hardass Asian mother would like him to get a better gig.

Although Chan has tried to get Wintour to change her hair in the past, he admits that the Devil Wears the Bob best.

"My mother doesn't like me to work with my hands. Failing to work in ophthalmology, she would rather that I become a politician. She prefers people to work for me, not the other way around," says Charlie, as he expertly snips at the fringe of a client.

"(T)he bob suits her. It suits a certain face. It works best on a thin, Oriental face, a slim person."

We're going to have to forgive him for the use of the word "Oriental," since Chan's a Brit, but Anna having an Asian face? We just don't see it.