40 Inspirational Anna Wintour Quotes On Success

40 Inspirational Anna Wintour Quotes On Success

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist and editor who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s publisher, since 2013. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname ‘Nuclear Wintour’. Her use of the magazine to shape the fashion industry has been the subject of debate within it. A former personal assistant, Lauren Weisberger, wrote the 2003 bestselling roman à clef The Devil Wears Prada, later made into a successful film starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a fashion editor, believed to be based on Wintour. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. May these Anna Wintour Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “To be famous these days with no grounding and no substance is not especially difficult. I urge you instead to seek to be relevant, to be agile and educated.” Anna Wintour

2. “I think what you have to do in print is to create even more memorable images and more memorable pieces because what one consumes online or in social has a much shorter shelf life, so to speak, so what print has to have is no more weight, but it has to be something that you can’t find so easily online. It has to really stand for print.” Anna Wintour

3. “Even if you aren’t sure of yourself, pretend that you are – most people prevaricate.” Anna Wintour

4. “In the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they’re successful, and obviously sometimes they’re not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in.” Anna Wintour

5. “It would be ridiculous to ignore the speed and possibilities of the digital landscape.” Anna Wintour

6. “It’s very important to take risks. I think that research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling and take those risks and be fearless. When I hear a company is being run by a team, my heart sinks, because you need to have that leader with a vision and heart that can move things forward.” Anna Wintour

7. “We have to reflect the world that we live in. It is so important for designers not to run scared, and not to be too worried about what’s safe and what’s commercial.” Anna Wintour

8. “It’s very important to me that I look good when I go out publicly. I like looking at my clothes rack in the morning and deciding what to pick out. I enjoy fashion.” Anna Wintour

9. “I’ve been very lucky to put women that I sincerely admire on the cover of ‘Vogue:’ the then First Lady and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and, more recently, First Lady Michelle Obama. Those were benchmarks for the magazine, and certainly covers that I’ve been very, very proud of.” Anna Wintour

10. “Fashion today is available to everybody in a way that it’s never been before: you’ve got every designer you’ve ever heard of working for H&M or Target. That’s fantastic.” Anna Wintour

11. “One doesn’t want fashion to look ridiculous, silly, or out of step with the times – but you do want designers that make you think, that make you look at fashion differently. That’s how fashion changes. If it doesn’t change, it’s not looking forward. And that’s important to me.” Anna Wintour

12. “Everyone should get sacked at least once. It forces you to look at yourself. It is important to have setbacks because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn’t exist.” Anna Wintour

13. “I don’t have a high-powered life out of work. I like to go to the country for the weekend with the kids and the dog and play tennis. I am very good at turning off.” Anna Wintour

14. “The young people we hire today at Conde Nast are fearless polymaths.” Anna Wintour

15. “I think it’s very important for children to understand that women work and that it’s fulfilling, and it doesn’t mean that they love you any less or care about you any less.” Anna Wintour

16. “I feel it would be a huge mistake for ‘Vogue’ always to be completely tasteful, completely perfect. I think it’s very important for us to also rock the boat.” Anna Wintour

17. “I’ve been thinking a lot about the speed and spectacle in today’s fashion industry, because they seem to mirror stresses in other creative fields.Anna Wintour

18. “I don’t go to the afterparties. I think people always feel if I go to the afterparties, they have to behave well, which, after all, is not the point of an afterparty.” Anna Wintour

19. Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don’t want to talk about it because somehow they feel they’re a failure as a parent or, you know, they’re embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about.” Anna Wintour

20. “I’m struck these days by how often people come up to me and ask to take a photograph instead of shaking hands, meeting one’s eyes, and having an actual conversation.” Anna Wintour

21. “I think we’re living, in terms of media, in a very democratic age, but I think that we still look at everything through the lens of ‘Vogue’ and through our own point of view.” Anna Wintour

22. “Designers don’t live in a vacuum; they are not blind to what’s going on. They, too, will be inspired by what they see, and that will come out in their work.” Anna Wintour

23. “Finding your way doesn’t mean surviving, just as pleasing an audience doesn’t mean twisting your editorial around search engine optimization and Facebook algorithms.” Anna Wintour

24. “I don’t know how to make a dress. I couldn’t go on a shoot and create an image. I can’t write a script. I have so much admiration for people who can do these things, because I would have no idea where to start.” Anna Wintour

25. “Vogue is the best of everything that fashion can offer.” Anna Wintour

26. “It is important always to have really original talent. There are lots of good designers that make attractive clothes and make women look beautiful. But at the same time, one doesn’t want to lose the idea that there is someone out there who can change the way you look at fashion.” Anna Wintour

27. “I’d always been extremely fascinated by the French Nuit Blanche, which is a weekend that they have in Paris where they keep all the museums open until dawn. You can go and hang out in Versailles in the middle of the night and watch the sun come up.” Anna Wintour

28. I think I’m decisive, and I like to get things done quickly. So if that comes across as intimidation, I’m sorry to hear it. But it’s more in the interest of getting things done.” Anna Wintour

29. “I hear the same anxieties over and over again. Everything is too fast; everything is too precarious. We have more access than ever to the people we are trying to reach, thanks to social media and mobile technology, and more information than we know what to do with.” Anna Wintour

30. “If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque, it’s simply because I’m striving for the best.” Anna Wintour

31. “My father was a newspaper editor, so I was surrounded by journalists my entire life. I think the fact that he was so well known may be why I chose to go into magazines and move to the States at a young age.” Anna Wintour

32. “You either know fashion, or you don’t.” Anna Wintour

33. “You walk on the street and get a Starbucks, and things have changed by the time you come back to the office. There’s no point about whining or complaining or screaming.” Anna Wintour

34. “I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood.” Anna Wintour

35. “Fashion is ceaselessly fascinating because it is an expression of self.” Anna Wintour

36. “It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.” Anna Wintour

37. “I don’t like people who are late.” Anna Wintour

38. “Just dress better. Create your own style, let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Anna Wintour

39. “People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.” Anna Wintour

40. “I learned how important it is to lead and be decisive and to, in a way, empower other people to do their best.” Anna Wintour

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