Anna Wintour: Fashion Must Take A Strong Stand For Democratic Party Values + Female Leadership

Anna Wintour: Fashion Must Take A Strong Stand For Democratic Party Values + Female Leadership

Anna Wintour: Fashion Must Take A Strong Stand For Democratic Party Values + Female Leadership

CNN's Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed Vogue’s Anna Wintour in New York on Friday April 5, 2019.

Wintour’s 2019 Met Gala is scheduled for May 6, with the theme ‘Camp Notes on Fashion’ , a topic at the heart of Gucci’s brand revival under creative director Alessandro Michele. Curated by Andrew Bolton, the exhibit opens to the public on May 9.

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Denials Say Anna Wintour Is Going Nowhere As AOC Reflects On Edward Enninful's May 2018 New Fashion Army

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These rumors are not true, a Vogue representative told the Cut. "There's zero truth to the story." Condé Nast also denied that Anna Wintour will be leaving the company.

I read the Page Six story before the denials. The source of this stunning rumor about a fashion industry executive, the grand high priestess whose influence cannot be overstated, is a report published on “Page Six” titled, “Is Anna Wintour Out at Vogue?”  The publication reportedly spoke to a number of sources who said Wintour is going to exit her role this summer after her daughter’s Bee Schaffer's wedding Francesco Carrozzini, son of former Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani, in July. The report also speculated who would replace Wintour were she to leave Vogue, who might be encouraging her to exit, as well as what other opportunities might the 68 year old want to pursue.

Longtime Condé chairman Si Newhouse, who died in October 2017, was Anna Wintour's biggest cheerleader. In the Anna is leaving narrative, his presumed successor is Jonathan Newhouse, chairman of  Condé Nast International, currently living in London running the company's international media. According to Page Six, Jonathan "doesn't like (the amount of power) Anna has" and favors Enninful." This assertion comes from a single source.

Under Wintour’s watch as artistic director, Condé has closed the print editions of Teen Vogue, Self and Details and it has fought to compete online after closing down Style.com. Sources told The Post that the company is about $100 million a year in red ink.

So 'informed' is the Page Six story that it says there's even buzz that Wintour's exit interview has already been arranged and granted to the New York Times. 

Edward Enninful: Ghanaian Immigrant

Besides being as stunned as everyone else with this Page Six Story about Anna Wintour leaving Condé Nast, I couldn't help thinking about a short piece from yesterday about Edward Enninful's May 2018 British Vogue cover.

For additional context, Enningful is originally from Ghana and I had just watched the superb Netflix documentary 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise."  There is a scene in the film featuring Maya Angelou living in Ghana for a time immediately after independence. Of course I was captivated as Angelou was surrounded by global activists and intelligentsia including Malcolm X.

I made a joke to myself that any moment Queen Elizabeth II would appear, dancing a foxtrot with Ghana's new president Kwame Nkrumah. This episode from 'The Crown' and my commentary on it has become a tried and true daily read on AOC. With that Queen EIizabeth appeared with Nkrumah, leaving me smiling and wanting to know more about Edward Enninful's parents. Were they activists? Because Enninful has spoken truth to power on the need for diversity in fashion his entire life. 

This was the backdrop of my own Sunday thoughts on Enninful's May 2018 Vogue UK cover. We have a long way to go here before Edward Enninful replaces Anna Wintour at American Vogue. 

Edward Enninful's New Day Fashion Army

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Bee Shaffer, Daughter of Anna Wintour, Engaged To Francesco Carrozzini, Son Of Franca Sozzani

Wedding bells are in Anna Wintour's future with the announcement of the engagement of her daughter Bee Shaffer to Francesco Carrozzini, son of late Vogue Italy editor-in-chief and dear friend of Anna Wintour -- Franca Sozzani. 

The couple has been dating for an extended period of time but went public when Shaffer attended a screening of Carrozzini's documentary about his mother, "Franca: Chaos & Creation." 

Shaffer works as a segment producer at Late Night with Seth Meyerswhile Carrozzini is a film director and photographer who has directed music videos for Beyoncé, A$AP Rocky and Nicki Minaj and worked on advertisements with a number of fashion brands including Roberto Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo.

The only child of the legendary Sozzani, Carrozzini lost his mother in late December following a year-long illness. Wintour wrote a moving tribute to her dear friend, that included:

“After she became ill, I began visiting her at her home in Milan,” Wintour wrote. “Her mind and spirit were undiminished as we discussed every topic under the sun, from the fall of Matteo Renzi, to her amazing work with women in Ghana, to our children’s miraculous love affair.”

New York Fashion Industry Women Heavyweights Launch Major Campaign For Planned Parenthood

New York Fashion Industry Women Heavyweights Launch Major Campaign For Planned Parenthood

Vogue US editor Anna Wintour set the pace for the New York Fashion industry's support for Planned Parenthood. Sitting in the front row at the Brock Collection's New York Fashion Week presentation. Thursday February 9. The brand, headed by Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock, won the CFDA Fashion Fund Award in 2016. The coveted prize was presented to by creative and romantic partners by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. 

In a spectacular announcement that will benefit countless poor women across America, CFDA -- which organizes New York Fashion Week -- announced a partnership with Planned Parenthood, which is in the crosshairs of the Trump administration anyway they can defund it. With their domination of Congress and the Presidency, President Trump will sign the legislation that President Clinton would have vetoed. 

Read on to learn more about the campaign for Planned Parenthood, the significantly increased threats of domestic terrorism against women entering Planned Parenthood clinics and my own history of being hunted for a year by one of this white male terrorists, who threatened to kill me.

My crime was saying on TV that I supported the Roe v. Wade decision, an admission that put me in police protection for a year. One cold fall night, my stalker flew across the windshield of my car in an nightmare confrontation in which I truly didn't care if I killed him. ~ Anne

ANNA WINTOUR (C) ATTENDS THE BROCK COLLECTION FASHION SHOW DURING, NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE SHOWS AT GALLERY 3, SKYLIGHT CLARKSON SQ ON FEBRUARY 9, 2017 IN NEW YORK CITY. (PHOTO BY NICHOLAS HUNT/GETTY IMAGES FOR IMG)

ANNA WINTOUR (C) ATTENDS THE BROCK COLLECTION FASHION SHOW DURING, NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: THE SHOWS AT GALLERY 3, SKYLIGHT CLARKSON SQ ON FEBRUARY 9, 2017 IN NEW YORK CITY. (PHOTO BY NICHOLAS HUNT/GETTY IMAGES FOR IMG)

Andrew Bolton Gets Personal About Fashion & Technology As Met's 'Manus x Machine' Exhibit Opens

Andrew Bolton Gets Personal About Fashion & Technology As Met's 'Manus x Machine' Exhibit Opens

Star curator in charge of New York's Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Andrew Bolton will achieve a pinnacle of success tonight, when he unveils the massive fashion exhibition “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” sponsored by Apple. The guest list, and what everyone wears, is controlled by Anna Wintour and her team at US Vogue, who will co-chair the gala alongside Idris Elba, Taylor Swift and Jonathan Ive, chief design officer at Apple: who is also sponsoring the gala.

The documentary 'First Monday in May' by Andrew Rossi premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in mid April. It takes viewers through the whole process of Andrew Bolton's original conception of the 2015 exhibition into the gala night itself. Rihanna's famed arrival in her spectacular canary-yellow gown by Chinese designer Guo Pei is followed by her performance of 'Bitch Better Have My Money'.

Watch the First Monday in May Trailer

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Today we launch AOC’s involvement and support of the 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. I’ve long supported Hillary Clinton and her tireless work on behalf of women and girls worldwide. Women govern differently and — frankly — more effectively, from all the research I’ve read.

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Hamptons Fashion Crowd Fundraises for Hillary 2016!

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2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was on the fundraising move Sunday, attending two fundraisers, Hillary joined a pancake breakfast at the home of Susan and Alan Patricoff in East Hampton, joined by daughter Chelsea and granddaughter Charlotte.

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America’s first female president to be then moved on to a garden luncheon at the South Hampton home of Tory Burch, where she was joined by fellow co-hosts Anna Wintour and Donna Karan.

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