She's ambitious, driven, insecure, needy, a perfectionistand she's considered the most powerful force in the more than $100 billion fashion industry. She's Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, the world's fashion bible. With her signature Louise Brooks bob, trademark sunglasses, and glamorous furs, she's a sexy international diva, gossiped about the world over. As famed designed Oscar de la Renta declares, "She's a star."
How did Wintour, who quit school over the length of her hemline, and who had no real writing or communication skills, rise to the pinnacle of the fashion magazine world? Based on scores of interviews with present and former friends and colleagues, Front Row is the scrupulously researched, often shocking life story of this enigmatic icona candid portrait of a fashion-obsessed teenager in Swinging Sixties London who claws her way up the ivory tower in New York. It is also an intimate examination of Wintour's personal passions and needs, her loves lost and won, and her feuds and achievements. Anna Wintour's story is an inside look at one of the world's most influential women as well as the catty, competitive bitch-eat-bitch world of fashion. Meow!
|Publisher:||St. Martin''s Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Jerry Oppenheimer has been writing definitive, bestselling biographies of American icons since the mideighties. His subjects have included Martha Stewart, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ethel Kennedy, Barbara Walters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Rock Hudson. He has worked in all facets of journalism, from national investigative reporting in Washington, D.C., to producing TV news and documentaries.
Table of Contents
|2||A Teenage Bond||12|
|4||A Growing Independence||28|
|5||London Party Girl||36|
|7||Finding Love at Harrods||51|
|9||Making the Masthead||63|
|12||Meeting Mr. Wrong||84|
|14||Axed American Style||100|
|15||A Curious Betrayal||111|
|16||An Embarrassing Position||116|
|18||Out in the Cold||139|
|19||The Chanel Affair||151|
|20||A Savvy Decision||158|
|21||New York by Storm||173|
|22||A Territorial Grab||181|
|26||Marriage Made in Heaven||220|
|27||Baby Makes Three||229|
|29||Lover, Friend, Mother||247|
|30||Beginning of the End||257|
|31||The Parking Lot||265|
|32||July Fourth Massacre||274|
|33||Anna and the Boss||282|
|34||Madonna, Di, and Tina||289|
|37||The Party's Over||314|
|38||An Affair to Remember||329|
|39||A New Life||345|
|Author's Note on Sources||363|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although the subject of the book is far from interesting (a relatively vapid soul of a human), the writing is over-the-top sensationalistic, attempting to create something out of literal nothingness.
This book puts together some of the pieces of the myth of Anna Wintour. It would be great to have a sequel that goes up through now. In a book by Tim Gunn, there was a reference to Anna.... and a very interesting one at that. The sort of eccentric behaviors that she exhibits in social settings would be great material for another book.
Jerry Oppenheimer’s book about Anna Wintour is very informing about the Vogue editor. The book was written in 2005 and without the consent of Anna Wintour. Oppenheimer used many sources close to Anna in both personal and business. Many people were fired over the publication of this book, because it exposed the real Anna. Oppenheimer wrote about many of the demands that Anna wanted and the things she always looked for. In the first chapter, it show how demanding Anna really is and how far she will go to get what she wants. As the book progresses, it tells the story of how Anna worked her way up to being the editor at Vogue. Along the way, there were many people she stepped on to get to her position. She can easily be seen as some to hate, but her story of becoming an editor is to intriguing. In some ways Anna’s life can be seen as being easy, but Oppenheimer points out that it isn’t. He reveals Anna’s flaws of being once a do-gooder, to in a sense as becoming a mean girl. Oppenheimer’s writing in mediocre. His writing is dry and distant, with some inserts of awkward jokes. He covers about a chapters worth of her history and almost no information about her current family or children. There are some pictures of Anna that are helpful in identifying people in the book. Oppenheimer seems to be more interested in the cattiness of the fashion world, than about Anna. Overall, I would recommend this book for finding information about Vogue’s top editor and her story. The book was informing and did show the true side of the fashion world and how cruel it can be.
I love fashiom so it was very cool to read aboit one of my role models, anna wintour. I think she is just a very buisness like person, and that shes not as mean as everyone thinks. I hope one day to be as succesful as her. I mean, if you are that succesful, you dont have to be kind and loving.
go outside whitch is the best thing ever! Talk to u later! Bye.