Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Anna Wintour leaving Vogue?
Say it ain't so! What will we do without the Queen B? Page Six is reporting that the Devil herself may be on the outs as her contract expires soon. Their source says:
"Her contract is up soon," an insider said. "She's thinking of retiring. She feels she's done it all and had enough. She has been putting out feelers to intimate friends recommending a possible replacement to S.I. Newhouse. She's so tired out, she just let Men's Vogue close instead of fighting for it."
Vogue will never be the same. But I do see why a change in the magazine would be good.
- The horrible cover choices this year (ie. Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley, Gisele and LeBron)
- Ad pages are down
- Anna passed on Project Runway which ended up partnering with Elle magazine whose ad pages are up.
- Men's Vogue has downsized to a point of near death
- Vogue's late-in-the-game reality show, Model.Live wasn't even conceived by Anna.
Rumours have been going around for months that her successor may be a certain European editor but it really could be anybody. I wonder if they will keep it in the Condé Nast family.