The Woman Behind The Gaze: A Look At Some Of Anna Wintour’s Pivotal Career Moments


“I don’t think of myself as a powerful person,” said Anna Wintour in a recent interview for Forbes. Well, she may not think she is powerful but she did nab a spot on their 100 Most Powerful Women list. As the editor of Vogue, the world’s fashion bible, she is the dictator of the fashion industry and her opinion is respected to an extreme degree. She is known to be able to make or break a designer’s career within one sharp look. Her professional personality and attitude have been the subject of movies and a book (The Devil Wears Prada, The September Issue) but Wintour still gets frustrated that women in positions of power have a harder burden to bear than men. “It’s not so much about powerful women. In some cases, there are stereotypes about women. I often don’t hear men talked about in the same way. It’s more a sexist stereotype than a powerful stereotype,” she told Forbes. As for that quietly but deadly intimidating demeanor,”I assure you all the people that work with me on a day-to-day basis don’t think that. That’s just something that’s been fabricated by the media. And as you well know once something is out there, particularly in today’s world, it just gets exaggerated. I keep my head down and do the job to the best of my ability.” And to the best of her ability, she certainly has. Let’s take a look at some of the contributing moments that gave Wintour spot number 69 on Forbes Most Powerful Women’s list.

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