Rumors surfaced this week that Anna Wintour might be on her way out as Vogue‘s editor-in-chief. According to the NY Post‘s Page Six, there are many shake ups ahead for all Condé Nast publications, and Wintour is not immune. The 68-year-old Wintour has been with Vogue since 1988.
The paper further alleged she would be replaced by the widely-admired Edward Enninful, currently the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, a role he’s held since August 2017.
There’s even timing: she will depart after the July wedding of her daughter, Bee Schaffer, to Francesco Carrozzini, the son of former Italian Vogue Editor Franca Sozzani, a schedule enabling her to plan the wedding without distraction and host the Met Ball and close the September issue one last time.
It seems like every couple of years this same rumor surfaces and then just like the The Devil Wears Prada, Wintour vis-a-vis a combination of Scorpian power moves and sheer fashion sorcery manages to figure out a way to stay planted at the helm.
And indeed, within 48 hours of the story publishing, Page Six printed a response from Condé Nast spokesperson Joe Libonati who stated simply, “We emphatically deny these rumors.”
At least for now it appears, Anna lives to rule the roost (and probably will for the next 100 years or so).