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Anna Wintour rumorsFeb 18 2011

From The Hairpin, which may be even better than its big brother (shh, don't tell Choire or Balk), an illustrated look at rumors they've heard about Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Anna Wintour's sleeping trunk

Lovely illustrations by Lisa Hanawalt.

rating: 4.5 stars

The September IssueMar 18 2010

I straight-up loved this movie. It's a fascinating look at the creative process of a team with strong leadership operating at a very high level. The trailer is pretty misleading in this respect...the main story in the film has little to do with fashion and should be instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever worked with a bunch of people on a project. Others have made the comparison of Anna Wintour with Steve Jobs and it seems apt. At several points in the film, my thoughts drifted to Jobs and Apple; Wintour seems like the same sort of creative leader as Jobs.

Management lessons from Anna WintourFeb 26 2010

The September Issue director R.J. Cutler sums up what he learned about business from Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue and subject of his film.

I work in the film business, where schmoozing is an art form, lunch hour lasts from 12:30 until 3, and every meeting takes an hour whether there's an hour's worth of business or not. Not so at Vogue, where meetings are long if they go more than seven minutes and everyone knows to show up on time, prepared and ready to dive in. In Anna's world, meetings often start a few minutes before they're scheduled. If you arrive five minutes late, chances are you'll have missed it entirely. Imagine the hours of time that are saved every day by not wasting so much of it in meetings.

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