While any tale or sighting of Anna Wintour may strike a bit of intimidation within any single person — fashion fanatic or not — we had no reason to believe her power of influence also came with Miss Cleo-like psychic abilities. But Grace Coddington's recent Interview magazine feature tells us differently. In a friendly chat with the former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière, Coddington speaks of her new memoir, epic career, love of cats, and of course, what exactly happened that brought the famous redhead to Vogue. Was there an application? An interview?
It turns out, there was hardly as much as a conversation. After Wintour snagged the EIC title for American Vogue, Coddington called her to congratulate and, as she explains, "half-joking" asked if Wintour would ever work with her again. Before the two could even enjoy a celebratory drink, Wintour told Coddington, “Start on Monday — I’m starting on Monday.”
Okay, so we can't necessarily claim that Wintour can write prophecies like a modern-day Nostradamus, but her right-hand creative director does claim that she "knows exactly what everyone is doing and thinking." And we think that's a just-as-valuable skill. (Styleite)
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