Could COVID-19 end Anna Wintour’s career? How the pandemic – and a scathing new memoir by her former friend – has left Vogue editor’s status ‘in danger’ after she was forced to cancel iconic Met Gala and turn to ‘lowbrow’ partners to keep industry alive

  • Anna Wintour’s career has been recently put under a microscope ahead of the release of former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley’s new memoir 
  • In it, he describes his former boss as being incapable of ‘simple human kindness’
  • Designer Ralph Rucci also branded Wintour ‘evil’ and ‘mediocre’ on social media
  • Wintour is well known for her cold and demanding personality but she has managed to maintain her elite status in the fashion world nonetheless
  • Columnist has pointed out Wintour’s unlikely choices for projects she has launched during the pandemic to keep industry alive
  • Vogue unveiled its new partnership with Amazon, ‘Common Threads: Vogue x Amazon Fashion’
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‘She’s not capable of simple human kindness.’ Ex Vogue editor André Leon Talley rips into Anna Wintour, revealing how their decades-long friendship ended because he was ‘too old, overweight and uncool’

  • André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large of Vogue, has revealed his friendship with Anna Wintour is over in his upcoming memoir The Chiffon Trenches
  • The fashion editor, 70,  writes he has ‘huge emotional and psychological scars’ from his decades long friendship with the magazine’s notoriously icy editor
  • In a scorching passage he writes: ‘She is immune to anyone other than the powerful and famous people who populate the pages of Vogue’
  • Talley spoke with Graydon Carter, the former editor of Vanity Fair, and discovered he wasn’t alone
  • Carter supposedly said: ‘One day she treats me like a good friend and the next, she treats me as if she had handed over her keys to an unknown parking valet’
  • In an extended rant, Talley writes: ‘Today, I would love for her to say something human and sincere to me. I have huge emotional and psychological scars from my relationship with this towering and influential woman’
  • He adds: ‘I wonder, when she goes home alone at night, is she miserable? Does she feel alone?’ before calling her ‘ruthless’