She's notoriously shy, yet always the center of attention, especially during Fashion Week -- after all, the models might be pretty and the designers talented, but whatever the fashion world's reigning Queen Anna says, goes. That fact alone has led to her famously fickle friendships with some bold-faced name and an air of mystery that was somewhat blown after she inspired The Devil Wears Prada. Welcome to the fascinating world of Anna Wintour, the world's most famous magazine editrix. By a lot.
The tiny powerhouse with the pageboy bob is currently wrapping up her annual tour of fall Fashion Weeks around the globe, including New York, London and Milan. With all eyes on her, she seemed to play it chic, but safe, sticking largely to many kinds of conservative but colorful sheath dresses with a statement necklace, an occasional cardigan and Prada sandals. She looked flawless hitting shows by Thakoon, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Altuzarra. Her Prada coat with gold trim, pointy pumps and matching accessories at the Versace show in Milan was dripping with the kind of style perfection only she could attain. While in Italy, she chatted up A-list actress Amy Adams in the front row of the Max Mara show, then sat with Kate Moss at Gucci. Earlier in New York, she sat next to Sarah Jessica Parker, a fashion icon in her own right, at the Calvin Klein 2015 spring collection, wearing an olive green and black striped dress. She also attended Victoria Beckham's show in a white sleeveless dress with a floral pattern, holding her place in a front-row seat next to the designer's ridiculously sexy husband, David Beckham. In London, she hit the Hunter Original show with gal pal Stella McCartney and attended the Burberry show in a maroon lace dress paired with a dark turquoise trench coat. What else would you expect from the woman who said she would never wear head-to-toe black?
Wintour has been the editor in chief of Vogue since 1988, and at 64 shows no signs of slowing down. Last year, she was also made creative director of Vogue's parent company, Condé Nast. She has the power to make or break designers -- big and small -- and many a celebrity seeks her out for the coveted approval and friendship for the mercurial fashion world to see.
But for the rest of us couture civilians, we'll have to wait for spring to again have our moment with Queen Anna, the kingdom's most stylish monarch.
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