The name from Vogue Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour is surrounding for placing in charge of the US Embassy in France. She is being under consideration by reelect President Barack Obama for the designation of one of the biggest names in fashion journalism.
When news this smooth-political-controversial appeared, we must split the story in three question: Who? Why? Really?
If you are not a devoted fashionista, Anna Wintour name may not bring you too much information, but she is a part of global culture you may haven’t noticed. Anna Wintour is the currentEditor-in-Chied of Vogue Magazine.In Journalism the charge of Editor-in-Chief is one of the highest ranges, is the executive responsible for the content of the posts to satisfy the editorial line of the journal.In the Fashion World, Vogue is the bible, is an upcoming trip to the new trends in fashion. It is also one of the magazines with more circulation around the globe.
Even though she has been taking care of Vogue US edition, Anna Wintour was born in London, England in 1949. Wintour took charge of Editor-in-Chief in 1988, when the magazine was starting to become boring for their readers, so someone needed to shake things up.
For a better appreciation of Anna Wintour, I must tell you she was the inspiration for “The Incredibles” (2004) character Edna Mode, who was the fashion designer of the superheros. In 2003, one of Wintour former assistants published the best-selling novel “The Devil Wears Prada” later made into a successful film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. In the film you can see the requirements Miranda Priestly assistants must live through, but in the book, there were more specific details, like making an assistant inspect a photographer garbage for a photos, he was suspicious of taking it from the private archive.
Even though, Anna Wintour has been a successful executive and a remarkable journalist, there is the interrogant, why President Obama chose a fashion expert for such a diplomatic charge.Sources have revealed that First Lady Michelle Obama is behind the Wintour pushing for Ambassador in France. The fact is that Wintour is the top fundraiser from Obama’s Campaign, so the charge is an award the White House is giving the Editor for her support during the past reelection campaign. I must include that Vogue Magazine has named Michelle Obama as one the best dressed women in the world. I’m not implying a dishonest plot, because First Lady Michelle Obama is best known for portraying a view of the american woman very reachable for any social status. I wanted to suggest that the First Lady and the Editor-in-Chief have kept kind of a friendship since 2009.
Already answering the why, many questions comes into my mind. Is Anna Wintour prepared for such a diplomatic position? Will she resign from Vogue?
Being an Ambassador of the United States means that you are chosen by the President himself, that you are his representative in that foreign country and the Ambassador must stay at least 3 years in charge. Just checking some US Ambassador resume, I found out that most of the diplomats started in the United States Foreign Service, that they must be involved in international trade and haan A+ in American History. Anna Wintour has the advantage for being a woman who has travelled around the globe looking for new trends, but will the balance between two jobs guarantied enough productivity for an era of economic crisis?
Anna Wintour is a huge fan of tennist Roger Federer. When he was playing the latest Grand Slam Roland Garros in Paris, France, Anna Wintour was spotted enjoying the match with Roger Federer’s family.