Anna Wintour quotes

  • I'm interested in seeing just the girl on the street because she is unlike any other. I'm inspired by whatever it is she might be wearing.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Girl #Fashion #Might

  • People respond well to those that are sure of what they want.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #Want #Wells

  • If you look at any great fashion photograph out of context, it will tell you just as much about what's going on in the world as a headline in The New York Times.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #New York #Looks

  • It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Understanding #Too Late

  • There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #People #Nervous

  • You either know fashion or you don't.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion

  • If you can't be better than your competition, just dress better.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Competition #Dresses

  • The Trump Card is appealing, grounded, smart, and has a sense of humor. Ivanka Trump proves that believing in yourself and working hard never go out of style.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Smart #Believe #Style

  • Fashion goes in only one direction -forward- and I am a firm believer in thinking that way too.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Thinking #One Direction

  • To be in Vogue has to mean something
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Mean #Vogue

  • People constantly make the mistake of comparing London with New York, Milan and Paris and that's not what it's about. London has its own fashion identity. You come here to find the next Alexander McQueen or John Galliano.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #New York #Mistake

  • I surround myself with a talented group of people that are opinionated and interesting. I try to remain very open to what others have to say.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #Interesting #Trying

  • [The democratization of luxury] means more people are going to get better fashion. And the more people who can have fashion, the better.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Mean #Luxury

  • Fashion's not about looking back. It's always about looking forward.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Looking Forward #Looking Back

  • Even if I'm completely unsure, I'll pretend I know exactly what I'm talking about and make a decision.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Talking #Decision

  • Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is fashion.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Beautiful #Fashion #Truth

  • Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time, it’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Jobs #Reality #Doing Your Own Thing

  • I'm very good at delegating - people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility. But at the same time, I don't like surprises. I don't pore over every shoot, but I do like to be aware at all times of what's going on.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Real #Responsibility #People

  • I wasn't academically successful. And maybe I've spent a lot of my career trying to make up for that.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Successful #Careers #Trying

  • You can’t really worry too much…about what the competition is doing or what other people in your field are doing. It has to be a true vision.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #Worry #Competition

  • Fashion is a reflection of our times. Fashion can tell you everything that's going on in the world with a strong fashion image.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Strong #Reflection

  • There's a new kind of woman out there…She doesn't have time to shop anymore. She wants to know what and why and where and how.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Want #Kind #Shops

  • I don't think of myself as a powerful person,
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Powerful #Thinking #Persons

  • The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn't true.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Reading #Simple #Gossip

  • Tears? Are you going for a Barbara Walters moment?
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Tears #Moments #Vogue

  • It is a family; it's a slightly dysfunctional family, but it's also very close and warm and loving family.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Dysfunctional Family #Loving Family #Vogue

  • I saw young women in the street dressing in a way that I thought was influencing the designers. Fashion was being influenced by all sorts of different people, and culture and also across the street. So I saw more as a trickle up, than a trickle down influence. When I came to Vogue, that's what I wanted it to reflect.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #People #Way

  • It's the mishaps that make it fun, and brings you the surprise.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fun #Surprise #Mishaps

  • The notion that Anna would want something done "now" and not "shortly" is accurate.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Done #Want

  • I’m very driven by what I do. I am certainly very competitive. I like people who represent the best at what they do. If that turns you into a perfectionist then maybe I am.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #Perfectionist #Driven

  • I want 'Vogue' to be pacy, sharp, and sexy - I'm not interested in the super-rich or infinitely leisured. I want our readers to be energetic executive women, with money of their own and a wide range of interests. There is a new kind of woman out there. She's interested in business and money.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Sexy #Want #Kind

  • It's not so much about powerful women. In some cases, there are stereotypes about women. I often don't hear men talked about in the same way. It's more a sexist stereotype than a powerful stereotype.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Powerful #Men #Way

  • They (fashion editors) have always been our secret weapon.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Editors #Secret

  • I don't really follow market research. In the end, I respond to my own instincts.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Research #Instinct #Ends

  • In the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they're successful, and obviously sometimes they're not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Believe #Successful #Thinking

  • Vogue' is the best of everything that fashion can offer, and I think we point the way. We are, you know, a glamorous girlfriend.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Girlfriend #Thinking

  • The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying. This is America, not Saudi Arabia.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Taken #Order #America

  • Part of the pleasure of editing 'Vogue,' one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Lying #Editing #Long

  • Create your own individual style. I'm not interested in the girl who walks into my office in a HEAD-to-TOE LABEL look that's straight off the runway. I'm interested in a Girl who puts herself together in an ORIGINAL INDEPENDENT Way
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Girl #Independent #Office

  • Well it just looks so ugly. Is it a boy or is it a girl?
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Girl #Boys #Looks

  • There's always a way to wear fur,
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fur #Way

  • I'd just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #House #Minnesota

  • One should look forward rather than backwards.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Looks #Should #Vogue

  • I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I'm completely unsure, I'll pretend I know exactly what I'm talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Hate #Thinking #Talking

  • Gisele Bundchen is a bit of a jock. 1 of my fave shoots is her playing football
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Football #Jocks #Fave

  • Gisele Bundchen, along w Kate Moss, is a phenomenon. I wish models knew they have to have a personality
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Personality #Wish #Moss

  • Models today, she explained, don't understand that to be successful you have to have a personality, intelligence, and issues that you support, and Gisele embodies these qualities.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Successful #Issues #Personality

  • With all the new media outlets out there, with all the noise, a voice of authority and calm like Vogue becomes more important than ever. The more eyes on fashion, the more opinions about fashion, the more exploration of fashion around the world, the better it is for Vogue. Vogue is like Nike or Coca-Cola—this huge global brand. I want to enhance it, I want to protect it, and I want it to be part of the conversation.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Nike #Fashion #Eye

  • I’ve never taken a selfie and I don’t plan to start now,
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Taken #Plans

  • One wants to be surprised.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Want #Vogue

  • Just be true to yourself, and listen as much as one is able to to other people whose opinions you respect and look up to but in the end it has to come from you. You can’t really worry too much by looking to the left and the right about what the competition is doing or what other people in your field are doing. It has to be a true vision.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Inspirational #Fashion #People

  • I'm an ice queen, I'm the Sun King, I'm an alien fleeing from District 9 and I'm a dominatrix. So I reckon that makes me a lukewarm royalty with a whip from outer space.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Kings #Queens

  • It's possible in today's world to be instantly famous, whether it's through Instagram or whatever platform it may be, but it's a very different matter to be successful financially and in the long-term
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Successful #Long #May

  • In today's world you have to interact. You can't be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face; you have to present yourself. You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Believe #Focus #Vision

  • Some people have the Bible. I have Vogue.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #People #Vogue

  • I think what I often see is that people are frightened about fashion. Because it scares them or makes them feel insecure, so they just put it down. On the whole people that may say the mean things about our world I think that’s usually because they feel, in some ways, excluded or, you know, not a part of ‘the cool group’ so as a result they just mock it.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Mean #Insecure

  • I worked for Harper’s Bazaar. They fired me. I recommend that you all get fired; it’s a great learning experience.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Bazaars #Harper #Learning Experience

  • I look for strong people. I don't like people who'll say yes to everything I might bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view that's reflected in the magazine. My dad believed in the cult of personality. He brought great writers and columnists to The Standard.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Fashion #Strong #Dad