38 Incredible Anna Wintour Quotes

Anna Wintour is a British American journalist and editor in chief of Vogue since 1988. Famously portrayed as a character in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” here is a look at some of the most notable Anna Wintour quotes ever documented.

“Create your own individual style. I’m not interested in the girl who walks into my office in a HEAD-to-TOE LABEL look that’s straight off the runway. ”

“Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.”

“Everyone should be sacked at least once in their career because perfection doesn’t exist. It’s important to have setbacks, because that is the reality of life.”

“Fashion goes in only one direction -forward- and I am a firm believer in thinking that way too.”

“Fashion is a reflection of our times. Fashion can tell you everything that’s going on in the world with a strong fashion image.”

“Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is fashion.”


“Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time, it’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.”

“I don’t like people who are late.”

“I don’t really follow market research. In the end, I respond to my own instincts.”

“I wasn’t academically successful. And maybe I’ve spent a lot of my career trying to make up for that.”

“I’ve never taken a selfie and I don’t plan to start now.”

“If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque its simply because I’m striving for the best.”

“If you can’t be better than your competition, just dress better.”

“If you look at any great fashion photograph out of context, it will tell you just as much about what’s going on in the world as a headline in The New York Times.”

“I’m interested in seeing just the girl on the street because she is unlike any other. I’m inspired by whatever it is she might be wearing.”

“In the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they’re successful, and obviously sometimes they’re not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in.”

“It is a family; it’s a slightly dysfunctional family, but it’s also very close and warm and loving family.”

“It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.”

“It’s the mishaps that make it fun, and brings you the surprise.”

“Just be true to yourself, and listen as much as one is able to to other people whose opinions you respect and look up to but in the end it has to come from you. ”

“Models today, she explained, don’t understand that to be successful you have to have a personality, intelligence, and issues that you support, and Gisele embodies these qualities.”

“One should look forward rather than backwards.”

“People constantly make the mistake of comparing London with New York, Milan and Paris and that’s not what it’s about. London has its own fashion identity. ”

“People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.”

“Some people have the Bible. I have Vogue.”

“The best way to make dream come true is to wake up.”

“The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”

“The notion that Anna would want something done “now” and not “shortly” is accurate.”

“The Trump Card is appealing, grounded, smart, and has a sense of humor. Ivanka Trump proves that believing in yourself and working hard never go out of style.”

“There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous.”

“There’s a new kind of woman out there…She doesn’t have time to shop anymore. She wants to know what and why and where and how.”

“They (fashion editors) have always been our secret weapon.”

“To be in Vogue has to mean something.”

“We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion.”

“Well it just looks so ugly. Is it a boy or is it a girl?”

“When I hear a company is being run by a team, my heart sinks, because you need to have that leader with a vision and heart that can
move things forward.”

“You can’t really worry too much…about what the competition is doing or what other people in your field are doing. It has to be a true vision.”

“You either know fashion or you don’t.”

Best known for the wearing of her Chanel Shades, Vogue’s Editor in Chief shares more than 70 things about her.

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