Wintour was born in Hampstead, London in 1949, to Charles Wintour (1917–1999), editor of the Evening Standard, and Eleanor “Nonie” Trego Baker (1917–1995), an American, the daughter of a Harvard law professor. Her parents married in 1940 and divorced in 1979. Wintour was named after her maternal grandmother, Anna Baker (née Gilkyson), a merchant’s daughter from Pennsylvania. Audrey Slaughter, a magazine editor who founded publications such as Honey and Petticoat, is her stepmother.
The late-18th-century novelist Lady Elizabeth Foster, Duchess of Devonshire, was Wintour’s great-great-great-grandmother, and Sir Augustus Vere Foster, the last Baronet of that name, was a granduncle.
She had four siblings. Her older brother, Gerald, died in a traffic accident as a child. One of her younger brothers, Patrick, is also a journalist, currently diplomatic editor of The Guardian. James and Nora Wintour have worked in London local government and for international non-governmental organisations, respectively.
Hoạt động và sự nghiệp
- Rumors that Wintour would be leaving after the September issue have not played out – Condé Nast announced she will stay indefinitely.
- The September Issue, where Beyonce had unprecedented control over editorial direction, caused some to argue that Vogue was losing relevance.
- As the artistic director of Vogue’s parent company, Condé Nast, Wintour sits near the top of a growing empire.
- She suspended Bruce Weber and Mario Testino amid sexual misconduct charges and set a Code of Conduct for models and photographers.
- Earlier this year, The New York Times reported that Condé Nast lost over $120 million in 2017.