For months now, we’ve all heard the rumor that Anna Wintour is leaving Condé Nast as artistic director, and Vogue as editor-in-chief after 30 years. Anna was so done at Vogue that she reportedly let Beyoncé fully art direct the cover of the September issue. You could practically hear the intern at Vogue prying Anna’s name off the door. Condé Nast has been denying that Anna is going anywhere ever since the rumor started. And I guess the talk about Beyoncé having control over the September cover has Condé Nast on damage control duty again, because they’ve issued another denial.
Yesterday Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg shot down the Anna Wintour rumors in two tweets:
"…in her role as @voguemagazine editor-in-chief and artistic director of Condé Nast." 2/2
— Condé Nast (@CondeNast) July 31, 2018
This follows British Vogue’s claim that it’s “categorically false” that Anna is leaving and is being replaced by British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. So there you have it, don’t get too comfortable, Beyoncé – it’s only your gig for a month, and then it’s back to the beyhive. Because apparently Anna is there for the long-haul. Or at least that’s what I’m taking from Bob’s use of the word “indefinitely.” He could have also said “forever.” There’s something about Anna’s unchanging appearance that leads me to believe she’ll be barking at a staff of cockroaches to bring her the most cutting-edge post-apocalyptic couture long after the world ends.