We’ve already examined whether one must have a pedigree to work at Vogue(short answer: no, though there are some elite commonalities among staffers). So today we’re turning our eye toward a more specific angle: what it might take to become employed by the magazine’s leader herself, Anna Wintour. Much has been made of working under the fashion industry’s most influential woman—insert The Devil Wears Prada reference here—and since rumors and legend are only so satisfying, we decided to gather insight straight from the source herself. We gathered Wintour’s best quotes—some specifically on employee qualities she admires and others that are abstract remarks on traits she respects—to piece together a picture of the editor in chief’s ideal team member.
If you’ve ever dreamed about working at Vogue or if you simply find Wintour intriguing, scroll down to check out what she might be looking for the next time she makes an addition to the masthead.
Future Vogue employees, take note!
PHOTO: Yeezy Presents Spring 2016 Collection at NYFW
The daughter of Ye and Kim Kardashian, dressed in her mini beige hoodie and leggings, was, hands down, the best part of the entire presentation. Judging by the photos of the toddler, she couldn’t care less that she was rubbing shoulders with Anna Wintour and Riccardo Tisci (she is only 2, after all). Or maybe she just knows she’s already more famous than most of the other plebeians who were in attendance. Or maybe, and most likely, she was enjoying her lollipop too much to care about anything else.
(Side note: While North was obviously the star of the show, Jaden Smith’s photo-bomb in this first pic gives him runner-up status. When you see it … )
Introducing the new Vogue podcast, hosted by André Leon Talley.
Have you heard? The Vogue podcast has arrived, giving you an inside ear into the well-heeled world of fashion. Hosted by André Leon Talley, each episode will feature a number of much-buzzed-about topics—from what’s in the magazine to who’s making headlines to what everyone is talking about around the office.
The series is set to kick off next week with an interview with Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. Listen as she and André talk everything from Beyoncé to Loretta Lynch to Kanye for President! Can’t wait to tune in? Neither can we. That’s why we’re sharing a soundwave snippet from the first episode, in which Anna and André discuss Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, his impact on the industry, and what the brand’s first fashion show in the Big Apple means for Manhattan—all in little more than a New York minute.
Listen here, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes to get an earful of André and more each week!