Monday, May 18, 2009
The devil she doth appear
I just watched the Anna Wintour interview for 60 Minutes and it left me a little disappointed.
We see very little of Anna's creative process is making Vogue or her opinion of style and the recession.
What really comes through is how much of an influence she is in the creative process of all designers.
We see how she tells designers what colours to use for their collections (Dolce and Gabbana); we see how she picks which designers get to head which labels (John Galliano for Dior) and her complete power over new designers by featuring them in her magazine (Alexander Wang.)
It makes you realize that Anna Wintour really does control a lot of the fashion industry in all aspects. All designers owe their jobs to her and in return she controls them. Even Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere is scared of her!
It made me wonder whether that is really good for the fashion industry; the fact that this one person has so much power and is able to dictate her opinion to everyone and they obey.
But anyway, it was still fascinating to watch her. This woman scares me and I love her.
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