The first New York Fashion Week ever, then called Press Week, was at that time the world’s first organized fashion week. It was held in 1943, and the event was designed to attract attention away from French fashion during the 2nd World War, when the fashion industry insiders were unable to travel to Paris to see the French shows. Fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event she called “Press Week” to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had previously neglected their innovations. Buyers were not admitted to these shows, and instead, they had to visit designer showrooms. Lambert’s Press Week was a success, and fashion magazine like Vogue, which were normally filled with French designs, increasingly featured American fashion.
Press Week, 1943.
In retrospect to the Press Week held in 1943, Eleanor’s plans didn’t work out the way she had planned. Press Week became the laughing stock of the international fashion sphere, and was controlled by Paris and Milan. That is, until someone new entered the pitch.
In 1988, Anna Wintour, the British-born editor, took the role as Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, after Grace Mirabella’s retirement. Anna changed the face of Vogue, as well as the face of the New York Fashion Week. Through the years she has come to be regards as one of the most powerful people in fashion, setting trends, and anointing new designers. Industry publicists often hear “Do you want me to go to Anna with this?” when they have differences with her subordinates. The Guardian has called her the “unofficial mayoress” of New York City. She has encouraged fashion houses such as Christian Dior to hire younger, fresher designers like John Galliano. Anna changed fashion, Anna gave new life to New York Fashion Week.
YES, she is human, but I never thought I’d see this picture. Thank you Emmanuelle Alt, for sharing<3
Maybe not as exciting for you, but I’m an adept in the Church of Anna Wintour, and this is kind of big!
Hanneli Mustaparta @Lincoln Center
Susie Bubble @Lincoln Center
Carolina Herrera @Lincoln Center
Random guy @Lincoln Center
Anna Wintour and Bee Shaffer during Prabal Gurung @Lincoln Center
First of all, let’s start this discussion with a comment from my side: I would rather wear fur than go naked. I’m quite frankly tired of the fur discussion that has been going on for years now, driven by the violent PETA and other organizations for the so-called humane treatment of animals.
I do agree with them, that animals should be treated humanely, but as long as there are good regulations and the regulations stop the tormenting and bad treatment of animals, I really don’t see the problem. It’s a simple case:
The fur debate is an eternal ongoing pain in the ass. Why? Because PETA would rather kill a human being for wearing fur, just because a news reporter found one incident of bad treatment.
Close down the fur industry? Hell no, I’d like to see the earth blow up before that happens. Why? Because it’s pure stupidity to fuck up the lives of people that actually follow the local regulations for fur production, just because of one incident. If you’re a PETA member and reading this:
I’d like to forward you to a website that I’m a supporter of; Origin Assured. I support a rational use of natural resources, not using a bat to beat a human being for using them.
Anna Wintour, the Queen Bee, Nuclear Wintour, whichever you prefer, the queen of the fashion industry, mother to the up-and-coming designers, is… wait for it… RAPPING with Diddy in his new album, Last Train to Paris!
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 10: Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour and Sean “Diddy” Combs attend the Macy’s celebration of Fashion’s Night Out at Macy’s Herald Square on September 10, 2010 in New York City.
With that embrace, it looks like he’s up to naughty naughty, but hey, who’d thought Anna would do both fashion and music? This lady is full of surprises, and I love it!
Okay, word on the street says there’s a lot of drugs in the fashion sphere, but what the heck did Puffy give Nuclear Wintour?! Look closely at the photo below, and you can see the BOB dancing with P.Diddy… I’m in shock, I’m in utter shock. I don’t care if it’s the Met Gala, Anna doesn’t dance in my head :’(
This is what the newspapers said: “Diddy created news headlines when he was able to make the very serious Anna Wintour dance to his tunes”
By the looks of it, at least she kept her style, rocking that sequined(?) dress. RIP Nuclear Wintour, welcome Puffy Wintour.