She’s been the subject of an unauthorized biography, been novelized by a former assistant and been the subject of a fly-on-the-wall documentary that has gained a cult following, now American Vogue‘s long-time Editor in Chief Anna Wintour can add another achievement to that list. The American Society of Magazine Editors are set to elect her into their Magazine’s Editors’ Hall of Fame at the National Magazine Awards Annual Gala on April 22, 2010.
“Throughout her career, Anna Wintour has exemplified the highest standards of taste, in both journalism and fashion,” said Sid Holt, Chief Executive of ASME in a release. “She has defined style for a generation of magazine readers and come to epitomize the essential qualities of editorial leadership.”
The editor of American Vogue since 1988, Wintour’s contribution to the fashion industry as the most influential power broker is undeniable as the industry’s figure head campaigns tirelessly for up and coming designers through her work at the Council of Fashion Designers of America, among some of the causes she campaigns for behind the scenes.
Often controversial thanks to no nonsense attitude and her love of wearing and promoting fur, Wintour definitely knows how to illicit love-hate feelings. She’ll be joining fellow ex-pat Tina Brown, Martha Stewart and the woman credited with reviving Cosmopolitan in the 1960s, Helen Gurley Brown.
Question is, will Anna attend the awards?