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Anna Wintour Edit Profile

also known as Nuclear Wintour

editor , journalist

Anna Wintour (born 3 November 1949) is the English-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an institution throughout the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".

Background

Ethnicity: Her father, Charles Wintour, is an Englishman. Her mother, Eleanor "Nonie" Trego Baker, was also born in England, but her greatgrandfather originated from Pennsylvania, the USA.

WINTOUR, Anna was born on November 3, 1949. Daughter of Charles Wintour.

Education

Queen's College School, London and N. London Collegiate School. She frequently rebelled against the dress code by taking up the hemlines of her skirts.

Career

Harpers & Queen 1970-1976, Harpers Bazaar, New York 1976-1977. Viva 1977-1978; for fashion and style, Savvy Magazine 81. New York Magazine 1981-1983. Deputy fashion; Director United States Vogue 86.

Politics

She has been a supporter of the Democratic Party going back, prominently, to Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate run and John Kerry's 2004 presidential run. Barack Obama is considering her to the post of ambassador in France and Great Britain.

Interests

  • Politicians

    Hilary Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama

  • Other Interests

    Philanthropy

Connections

Married David Shaffer in 1984.

father:
Charles Wintour - English - editor

The Evening Standart

brother:
Patrick Wintour - editor

The Guardian

brother:
James Wintour

Sister:
Norah Wintour

Son:
Charles Shaffer

Daughter:
Katherine Shaffer