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The fashion editrix opened up to the Telegraph in a recent interview that she'll—to quote the wise Taylor Swift—"never, ever, ever" write a book. Sad face.
But AW fans can see more of the Vogue EIC behind-the-scenes in a new HBO documentary, In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, that comes out next month. Hooray! In the meantime, satiate your thirst juicy insidery deets with these highlights from Wintour's interview:
On how to succeed as one of her staffers: "I look for strong people. I don't like people who'll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue, and disagree, and have a point of view that's reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to the Standard. I try to do that here, too."
On the mass designer reshuffling in the industry: "It is important always to have really original talent. There are lots of good designers that make attractive clothes and make women look beautiful. But at the same time one doesn't want to lose the idea that there is someone out there who can change the way you look at fashion. The way, going back, that Armani did, that Galliano did, that Alexander [McQueen] did.
On Grace Coddington's just-released memoir: "It's a big thing. She's given so much to this magazine—she's one of the great unsung heroines of our business."
On being a celebrated celeb: "I'm just there to do my job, and the celebrity factor is not something I think about. What does celebrity do? Maybe it gets you a good table at a restaurant, or a ticket to a play. [My focus in on] the people one meets, the talent one can help, and trying to show a world to my readers that they will be as excited about as we are."
On Michelle Obama's fashion influence: "Look back at the history of First Ladies and you'll see they wore a good suit or a ball gown. Now we have someone who wears J.Crew or Thakoon or Azzedine Alaïa: a gamut of different designers. She has changed the way American women see fashion."
On the Presidental election: "It's no secret that I worked very hard for the president this campaign… And it's very rewarding to see that money can't buy the White House, which is what the Republicans were trying to do with all those hundreds of millions of dollars that the Super PACs were raising. I'm so grateful that the president will have a second term."
On the great NYC: "New York is a city for people who want to work. And I love that it is a city where everyone is from somewhere else—so you are not judged by your accent, who your dad was, or any of that Englishness."
Now please excuse us as we pop in our copy of The September Issue for the umpteenth time...
Tell us, will you be tuning in to Wintour's documentary, In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, when it comes out on HBO next month? What was your fave-ever Vogue cover? Sound off in the comments, below!