Vogue: the world’s most famous fashion magazine – the book, and Anna Wintour gives her tips on who will win the US Open

What does Anna Wintour know about the US Open? Well she knows how to fall off her chair (circa US Open last year), and this year she’s in the Roger Federer support camp as she perches in her VIP box sporting her trademark bob and dark glasses.

NewsDay reports that she “shouted out Federer’s name as her favorite and then implied no others were worthy of consideration by giving a dismissive flick of her hand.”

Should we mention that this yearly jaunt over to Flushing Meadows gives Anna’s Vogue staffers a break from her in the Vogue office?

Speaking of the Vogue office, mark October 10th on your calendar and add this book to your Christmas wish list – “In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine”.

According to the WWD it “is a 440-page tome that details the magazine’s 115 year history; its notable contributors, including editors, photographers and fashion designers, and its influence on culture.”

Alberto Oliva and Norberto Angeletti were given unprecedented access, including attending editorial meetings and being privy to choices in photographers and content. The book includes commentary from Anna Wintour, creative director Grace Coddington, photographer Steven Klein, Condé Nast Publications Inc. chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr., an excerpt from Susan Sontag and even a story by former editor Grace Mirabella, whose
departure was less than amicable.

Oliva enjoyed the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Vogue, but admitted it was a little daunting to be the first inside. The cover features a black-and-white photograph that has appeared inside the magazine, featuring models Linda Evangelista and Kristen McMenamy. It was done by Steven Meisel in 1996 at a château in France.

Pre order it now at Amazon – I will soon… when I pay off my credit card a little bit more.


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