We were totally pumped about Anna Wintour's "60 Minutes" segment, which was scheduled to air head-to-head with the Super Bowl last night.
The football game (and Madonna's Givenchy-filled halftime show) took precedence, but we had a stroke of luck: not only did CBS post the interview online... but it was also a complete rerun.
Anna's sit-down with Morley Safer was paired alongside with interview with Dolly Parton and Meryl Streep and titled "Three Remarkable Women." But as we watched the most remarkable of them all (in our opinion) chat with Safer, we realized we had seen this before: it was a re-airing of Anna's 2009 "60 Minutes" interview.
Which is why, while we learned a few new things, much of it we'd heard before. When asked if the perceptions of her icy demeanor and bitchy attitude are true, Anna replied, "Well we're here to work," i.e. not to be best friends. "If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque its simply because I'm striving for the best."
Grace Coddington and Andre Leon Talley were on hand to confirm that their boss is, indeed, quite intimidating and that she creates that air of intimidation with her cavernous office, her cold personality and even her mysterious sunglasses.
"Well they're seriously useful," Anna laughed. "I mean, I can sit in a show and if I'm bored out of my mind, nobody will notice, and if I'm enjoying it nobody will notice. So I think at this point they've become really armor."
So true -- and nothing we haven't heard before.
Check out one CBS' many clips posted in 2009 and the excerpt featured in last night's episode. Did you watch this time around?
2012 (at 14:42):