The Hollywood Reporter Names 2013's 35 Most Powerful People in Media
This story first appeared in the April 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Being on the cover of Vogue can anoint a fashion star (and deliver a lucrative contract), boost a designer and influence how American actresses dress.
Now, as artistic director of Conde Nast in addition to being editor of Vogue, Wintour has say over — and can ostensibly apply her make-or-break eye to — all Conde Nast covers, which in this era of declining print relevance still deliver impact for Hollywood (think Vanity Fair; Conde Nast circulation totals more than 13.6 million).
The promotion in March ended speculation she might become Obama’s ambassador to the U.K. Arguably the most influential woman in fashion, the 63-year-old also has — not always willingly — fueled book and film sales thanks to the satirical The Devil Wears Prada.
FUN FACT: In the 25 years since becoming Vogue’s editor in chief, Wintour has counseled filmmakers such as Baz Luhrmann and advised moguls including LVMH chief Bernard Arnault.