Anna Wintour is President on this Political Business of Fashion Cover
America gets a high-fashion update as Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour covers BOF magazine. While the Conde Nast artistic director is usually deciding whom to place a cover, this time she’s the cover model. Lensed by industry icon and her long-time friend, Patrick Demarchelier, Anna offers a smug, presidential smile. For her Business of Fashion cover photo, Anna Wintour wears a kimono inspired look from Raf Simon’s debut Calvin Klein By Appointment collection.
Simply titled, America, the BOF print edition boldly addresses politics in fashion. In his opening letter, editor-in-chief Imran Amed proclaims, “If there was a president of fashion, it would certainly be Wintour, who gives us her take on the current American reality.” The influential Wintour has been very outspoken regarding her political agenda for Vogue. She surprised many as she very publicly supported presidential candidate Barack Obama during his first run. More recently, she also advocated for Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. A sentiment that she still holds today. It’s also worth nothing that she put First Lady Michelle Obama on three Vogue covers. It’s safe to assume that Anna Wintour is no stranger to fashion nor politics.
The conversation doesn’t stop with Wintour. The BOF “America” issue explores the importance of diversity in the fashion industry. An apt topic in an industry with many leaders who are minorities, immigrants, and LGBTQ. The commentary focuses specifically on four of the greatest American fashion brands: Calvin Klein, Coach, Diane von Furstenberg and Oscar de la Renta as they reposition themselves for today’s new retail reality.” Essentially, the Anna Wintour backed issue gets real about “doing business in Trump’s America.”
You can see more of Anna Wintour in the Business of Fashion “America” issue on April 27. In the meantime, you can watch her answer 73 questions in the video below.