Anna & the Fat People

Anna Wintour’s “revised” bio (as reported on–with some added bonus info from the editors of the SPB Q) after hearing what we all heard on Oprah last week:

So deep was her interest in clothes–and her burgeoning dislike of the smart fat people she might meet there–Wintour decided against going to college, instead getting a job at Harper’s Bazaar (later Harper’s & Queen) magazine as a fashion assistant in 1970, where her continued dislike of fat people grew even deeper. Within a few years she had become deputy fashion editor, and still, based on all available evidence, really disliked fat people. In 1976 Wintour became a fashion editor at the American edition of Harper’s Bazaar. After several other jobs, during which she still continued to dislike fat people, she became editor of British Vogue in 1986 and editor of House & Garden in 1987. Wintour redesigned the magazine, adding more fashion content, which proved controversial (though less controversial than her reported dislike of fat people) although it increased circulation. Less than a year later, still disliking fat people, Wintour was named editor of American Vogue. She refocused the magazine, increasing sales and circulation. And still, huge sunglasses and all, disliking fat people.


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