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After 34 years as US Vogue’s reigning editor, is it time for Anna Wintour to hang up her Manolos?

She’s as famous as the stars she features in Vogue, but Anna Wintour prefers to hide behind her sunglasses — a look and a stance that doesn’t seem to impress Gen-Z

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"Who is Anna? What price is paid in terms of maintaining her position as boss-lady for so long?" Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

"Who is Anna? What price is paid in terms of maintaining her position as boss-lady for so long?" Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Anna Wintour (right) and Queen Elizabeth (left) front row at British designer, Richard Quinn's show in 2018.

Anna Wintour (right) and Queen Elizabeth (left) front row at British designer, Richard Quinn's show in 2018.

Anna Wintour (left) and her daughter Bee Shaffer (right) attend the Met Gala in 2009

Anna Wintour (left) and her daughter Bee Shaffer (right) attend the Met Gala in 2009

Anna Wintour with her right hand woman, US Vogue creative director Grace Coddington

Anna Wintour with her right hand woman, US Vogue creative director Grace Coddington

Anna Wintour at the Heavenly Bodies Met Gala

Anna Wintour at the Heavenly Bodies Met Gala

Anna Wintour (left) and Cork native, Samantha Barry (right), who is editor of Glamour magazine.

Anna Wintour (left) and Cork native, Samantha Barry (right), who is editor of Glamour magazine.

Diana, Princess of Wales (L), Washington Post owner Katharine Graham, Anna Wintour, designer Ralph Lauren, and Georgetown University President Leo J O'Donovan (R).

Diana, Princess of Wales (L), Washington Post owner Katharine Graham, Anna Wintour, designer Ralph Lauren, and Georgetown University President Leo J O'Donovan (R).

Edward Enninful Editor of British Vogue

Edward Enninful Editor of British Vogue

Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour attend the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )

Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour attend the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )

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"Who is Anna? What price is paid in terms of maintaining her position as boss-lady for so long?" Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Iconic, feared and revered; Anna Wintour, the famously inscrutable editor of American Vogue, has always remained an elegant enigma despite being the most powerful woman in fashion. Her signature look, of heavy-fringed bob, dark sunglasses and graphic slenderness, is even recognised by people with negligible interest in fashion. Her consistency suggests that while Wintour may be the arbiter of taste and the one who decides who and what is in or out, she herself doesn’t succumb to transient trends. Her polished froideur is part of her brand, along with her fearsome reputation, formidable work ethic, dedication to micro-managing every aspect of Vogue and her refusal to do small talk. She is a busy career woman making thousands of decisions every week, who simply doesn’t have time to care what the rest of the world thinks. Or does she?

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Anna Wintour at the Heavenly Bodies Met Gala

Anna Wintour at the Heavenly Bodies Met Gala

Anna Wintour at the Heavenly Bodies Met Gala


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