The Fabulous Life of Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour has remained one of the fashion world’s top dogs for decades. The editor-in-chief of Vogue may be known for her cut-throat attitude and incredible style, but her past is almost as colorful as her dresses. Join us as we take a look at the fabulous life of Anna Wintour, from her English roots to her glamorous New York lifestyle. You might be just as surprised by her morning routine as we were!

Made in the UK

Anna Wintour was born in London in 1949 to the editor of Evening Standard, Charles Wintour and his American wife, Eleanor Trego. Journalism is in her blood – so much so that when her parents divorced in 1979, her father married Audrey Slaughter, the editor of Honey and Petticoat.

Anna and her dad
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18th Century novelist Lady Elizabeth Foster, Duchess of Devonshire, was Wintour’s great-great-great-grandmother, and Sir Augustus Vere Foster was a granduncle. You could say that Anna was destined for her famous role as Editor-in-Chief of US Vogue, but it wasn’t just her bloodline that preempted her career. Anna grew up in the swinging ’60s, and she couldn’t get enough of fashion.