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Amy Schumer and Anna Wintour swap lives

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Before Amy Schumer landed July’s Vogue cover, the actress attempted what is perhaps her toughest role yet: that of Vogue Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour. As seen in this Vogue original short, Schumer and Wintour are having a meeting in Wintour’s airy corner office at Condé Nast HQ in One World Trade Center when an ingenious idea is hatched: They’ll trade jobs to see who will come out on top in the ultimate Freaky Friday–esque career face-off. Schumer learns the hard way that walking in the fashion editor’s shoes is anything but easy, while Wintour brings down the house with a crowd-pleasing set at the Comedy Cellar.


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Anna Wintour Vogue Interview

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Anna Wintour Vogue Interview73 Questions for Anna Wintour via Vogue

Anna Wintour Vogue Interview: From her least favorite word in fashion to why she always has on her Chanel shades, Vogue’s Editor in Chief shares the 73 things that make her Anna Wintour. The editor is the latest subject of the magazine’s “73 Questions” video series, and in the lightening-fast interview, she shares her opinions on a number of relevant topics, including selfies, tennis, Apple and Brooklyn. In reference to her job, she shares the one fashion word she wishes everyone would stop using, and her favorite thing about working at Vogue. As a bonus, there’s a cameo by Karlie Kloss, as well as a guest appearance by Oscar de la Renta via speakerphone. Here are some of the questions:

The biggest difference between Brits and Americans? Humor.

Country she’s always wanted to visit? India.

The one fashion word she wishes everyone would stop using? Journey.

The least true rumor about you? They’re all true.

What phone do you have? flip.

What is the greatest invention of all time? Anything by Apple.

Other things that we learned about her?

She wakes up at 5am

James Corden is her favourite comedian

She’d never ever wear head-to-toe black

Pride and Prejudice is her favorite book…and she wishes she’d written War And Peace

She hates horoscopes

She’s afraid of spiders

She’d consider getting into basketball

Homeland is her guilty pleasure

She doesn’t drink

She’s never taken a selfie and she doesn’t plan on getting involved now!

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{style word} What People Wore for an Interview With Anna Wintour

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The only thing that’s more intimidating than a meeting with Anna Wintour is a job interview with her. Even among staff members whom she likes working with, the editor-in-chief of Vogue is notorious for giving employees’ outfits a knowing once-over. So what happens when you not only need to dress up, but also must choose a look that convinces her you’re Vogue material? That’s what New York MagazineThe Cut, asked dozens of people who’ve been through the ringer in the past few decades. Here are some of our favorites:

1. The Woman Who Spent More Than $5,000.
They surprised me with scheduling my interview the very next day. Not having worked in fashion, I didn’t have anything nicer than J.Crew. So, after work, I went to Barneys because it was the only store open until eight and I could bang it out. I also found a nail salon nearby open until nine, and got a blowout the next morning. I bought a silk Proenza tank dress, Prada heels, and a Celine belt. It was like a supermarket sweep, and I spent about $2,000. I didn’t have a new bag, but then the receptionist held my (now downmarket) Marc by Marc bag anyway. They made me come in for another interview, which threw me. I started to really get into it and money stopped becoming a problem. I got a shift dress at Prada from the spring collection and then they sold me the blue patent shoes, and it all looked so good. The dress needed tailoring, but it was going to take a week and I needed it in a couple of days, so I name-dropped and they did it fast. The dress actually was on sale but still more than I ever paid for everything. I think that purchase must have been $3,500.

Got the job.

2. The Woman Who Was Told Not to Cry
I didn’t spend much money at all, as I have a stash of vintage finds. I wore a vintage, linen apricot dress with gold buttons and gold peep-toe heels. I borrowed my friend’s Prada clutch to match, and wore some jewelry from David Yurman, where my friend is a designer. Before the interview, the managing editor asked if I’d ever cried on a job (I hadn’t), because she and Anna “hated going into bathroom and fashion closets and hearing girls sniffle and cry over the ‘little things’ that go on throughout the day.”

When Anna opened my portfolio and saw my address, she said, “Ah, okay. So you live in BROOK-lyn, huh?” She seemed put off by that, and also asked what my parents did for a living. When I said that they used to be teachers, she was not impressed.

No dice.

3. The Woman Who Bought $1,000 Shoes
I got a call about my interview in the evening around 5 p.m. on a Monday night. “Can you meet with Anna tomorrow at two?” I agreed, hung up the phone, and ran to my closet. Nothing. I called a stylist friend, freaking out, who said, “Calm down, she is a professional, she interviews people all the time. Stop making such a big deal about it,” before adding, “but whatever you do, don’t wear last season’s anything.” I had time to go to Soho for a pair of shoes and was waiting outside when Kirna Zabete opened. Somehow I decided that my best option was a pair of Proenza open-toed, stacked heels, despite the rain. I justified the $1K price tag and ran back home to get dressed. I paired them with 3.1 Philip Lim high-waisted, silk pants and a black Celine tote I borrowed from my stylist friend, with a belted coat by Apiece Apart. Everything else I kept super simple: little to no makeup, straight brushed hair, and a wedding ring. By God, no fragrance.

Got the job.

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{editorial} Honoring the 120th Anniversary: Anna Wintour Shares Her Vogue Story

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by Anna Wintour: 

Working on this September’s 120th anniversary cover of a Marc Jacobs–clad Lady Gaga made me think about my very first cover as the editor of Vogue. It was November 1988, and starred the gorgeous Israeli model Michaela Bercu, photographed by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Michaela was wearing an haute couture Christian Lacroix jacket with a beaded cross, all very “Like a Prayer,” and stonewashed Guess jeans. The jacket was actually part of a suit, but the skirt didn’t fit Michaela; she had been on vacation back home in Israel and had gained a little weight. Not that that mattered. In fact, it only served to reinforce the idea to take couture’s haughty grandeur and playfully throw it headlong into real life and see what happened.

What none of us expected was to run that picture on the cover, least of all the magazine’s printers, who called up and asked with some consternation, “Has there been a mistake?” I couldn’t blame them. It was so unlike the studied and elegant close-ups that were typical of Vogue’s covers back then, with tons of makeup and major jewelry. This one broke all the rules. Michaela wasn’t looking at you, and worse, she had her eyes almost closed. Her hair was blowing across her face. It looked easy, casual, a moment that had been snapped on the street, which it had been, and which was the whole point. Afterwards, in the way that these things can happen, people applied all sorts of interpretations: It was about mixing high and low, Michaela was pregnant, it was a religious statement. But none of these things was true. I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds of change. And you can’t ask for more from a cover image than that.

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{list} Forbes has Ranked the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

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has ranked the 100 most powerful women in the world and a handful of them are involved with the fashion industry. has compiled them here:

Vying for power rankings with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (No. 1), Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer (No. 20), and general world-dominator Oprah Winfrey (No. 11) are nine of fashion’s finest. See who made the cut after the jump.

Beyonce (No. 32): The House of Dereon founder has not only managed to get herself crowned People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World, but she’s knocked out two albums and a baby this year. 

Diane von Furstenberg (No. 33): She is so influential and beloved that the CFDA actually allowed her to serve an unprecedented fourth term as President.

Jennifer Lopez (No. 38): Jennifer Lopez is still doing her line for Kohl’s.

Anna Wintour (51): We’re actually a little surprised to find Anna all the way down here at number 51, as she’s normally at the top of any power list around. 

Rosalia Mera (No. 54): You may not know her by name, but along with her former husband, the Spanish designer and entrepreneur the created fast-fashion chain Zara.

Miuccia Prada (No. 67): The only designer besides DVF to make the cut.

Gisele Bundchen (No. 83): The world’s richest super model.

Home Shopping Network chief executive officer Mindy Grossman (No. 96): Changing HSN’s reputation from a destination for bored housewives to an upscale shopping destination is no easy task, but Grossman is actually making the network cool, as lines with Jonathan Adler, Mary J. Blige, Iman, and Iris Apfel demonstrate.

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