Edited by Kirby Marzec
Okay folks, you can put down the champagne bottles, party hats and noise-makers. The celebration (for most…) was fun while it lasted, but the party is over. It’s pretty safe to say that Anna Wintour is NOT retiring and is NOT being replaced by Carine Roitfeld. We all know that I have a soft spot in my heart for Anna Wintour, so let me help the fashion diva out and provide all of you indies with a few trustworthy sources and put this rumor to rest:
Wintour herself told the New York Observer this morning:
”I have no plans to leave American Vogue now or in the foreseeable future.”
Also, while speaking to a panel at the Plaza Hotel (Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and New Yorker editor David Remnick were present) she revealed that she wasn’t yet “fed-up” with her job:
“My father always said to me that when you get too angry that’s the time to stop. The day I get too angry is the day I take up gardening.”
Carine Roitfeld, editor for Vogue France and supposed replacement for Wintour spoke to WWD from London and told them:
“I’m very happy at Vogue France.”
Si Newhouse, chairman of Condé Nast, said through a spokesman on Tuesday:
“There’s no truth to it. This is the silliest rumor I ever heard.”
So there you have it. Wintour, Roitfeld and Newhouse all disaffirmed the rumors of Wintour’s retirement and replacement. This is a prime example of why we should ignore non-credible sources and not jump to conclusions. But I did hear that Anna Wintour was pregnant with twins…only kidding… Or am I? No, I’m really just kidding.
Thanks NY Mag!