Vogue's Anna Wintour was profiled on 60 Minutes tonight, a piece in which she expressed reluctance to glam down during tough times, defended her bitchiness, and basically said she's in it for the free clothes.
While Morley Safer's profile was, in its totality, quite interesting, as its vexing and somewhat mystery-shrouded subject tends to be, what may be even more interesting is what the profile made didn't mention:
- Wintour's contract with Vogue is set to expire soon and that she and Conde Nast have a long history of using the media to gain advantages during tough contract negotiations.
- Longstanding rumors of S.I. Newhouse's desire to replace Wintour with French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.
- The overall decline in financial health over at Conde Nast, which recently reported a 26% drop in ad pages in its first quarter and shuttered Portfolio, its perpetually struggling $100 million business magazine.
But to her credit, Wintour did look like 200,000 bucks.
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Anna Wintour on 60 Minutes [CBS News]