If this news is true, then much preparation should be made to acclimatize employees of the American offices of Vogue. No literally, they’re going to have to get used to a much warmer climate due to the fact that living wind chill Anna Wintour could soon be exiting the building.
According to Page Six, Anna Wintour is leaving her positions as artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue. She started working with Vogue in 1983 and became editor-in-chief in 1988. Sources say that Anna will be leaving sometime in the summer, after the July wedding of her daughter Bee Shaffer. The sources say that Anna probably chose to leave in the summer so that she could get in one last September issue. Her first exit interview has reportedly already been arranged with The New York Times.
As for who will replace Anna at Vogue, sources claim it will most likely be the editor of Vogue UK, Edward Enninful. Who will be named the artistic director of Condé Nast is still up in the air.
Not to let the Emily Charlton’s of the world down, it sounds like there might be a tiny bit of drama behind Anna’s exit. According to sources, Anna might be getting pushed out by Condé Nast International chairman Jonathan Newhouse. Longtime Condé Nast chairman Si Newhouse was a big fan of Anna, but he passed away last October. There are rumors that Jonathan is Si’s successor, and will be moving to New York. Jonathan also allegedly doesn’t like the amount of power Anna has, and strongly favors Edward Enninful.
When pressed for a comment, Condé Nast declined to comment on the rumor that alleged enemy-of-Anna Jonathan would be replacing Si Newhouse. However, Condé Nast did tell Page Six that they “emphatically deny” the rumors that Anna is leaving. Not to mention that there have been rumors circulating of Anna Wintour’s retirement since 2008. So of course this could all be just talk, and she’ll still be ruling with an iron fist and severe bob well into her 101st birthday. And she might not be retiring fully; one source claims she could go back to England and take a fashion job there.
Still, this is awful news. Not for you and I – I’m talking about the Kardashians and Jenners. There’s a chance Edward Enninful has taste and standards, which means he won’t be so likely to throw their blank faces on the cover of Vogue. But don’t fret: I’m sure Kris Jenner just covered her girls’ asses by filing an application to trademark a magazine called Fiveogue. And it will just so happen to be spelled with the roman numeral for five, as in Vogue. Come on, don’t act like they’re not desperate enough for cheap knock-offs.