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Today, David Carr has a very good column on Anna Wintour’s outsize influence at Conde Nast - “Wintour’s Reign Extends Beyond Vogue" - since she was named artistic director in March. Below, some of the more extensive WWD stories on Wintour’s new role:
In December, WWD reports on Conde’s plans to name Wintour artistic director.
In March, she was officially named to the position: “Anna Wintour Expands Reach at Condé Nast.” Pull quote: “We’re not all friends here,” said another insider. “This is a competitive building. We use the same photographers. We compete for the same celebrities.”
A couple of days later, editors raised more questions. Pull quote: “She’ll do what she always does, which is what she wants to do.”
A month later, in June, Wintour claimed her first scalp, Brandon Holley: “There’s not much room for discussion” when Wintour’s involved, a source said.
And in August, she claimed her second. “For some editors at Condé, [Klara] Glowczewska’s exit cast Wintour’s new outsize influence in sharp relief because for years the veteran editor had been untouchable, a protégé of Wallace who was immune to reprisal.”
“I don’t know why we bothered doing it,” Mr. Leedom said. “We went up and back the same day. We did it in a gazebo in a park, just the three of us, no witnesses, no nothing. How we found the man who performed it, I have no idea.”
“But I remember the gazebo to this day,” Mr. Cott said.it’s hard to pick the most gorgeous moment from this story about a couple that’s been together 58 years.