The fabulous life of Anna Wintour

The semi-annual chaos that is New York Fashion Week has begun, and designers and fashionistas are deep in preparation mode.

Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of Fashion Week better than Anna Wintour, longtime editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine and artistic director at Conde Nast. Donning her trademark black Chanel sunglasses and perfectly styled bob, Wintour has been a fashion-show fixture for decades.

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Wintour is originally from the UK and moved to New York in her 20s. After stints at Harper's & Queen, Harper's Bazaar, and Viva, Wintour took the helm at Vogue in 1988. At the time, the storied fashion magazine had lost some market share to rival Elle, and its focus had shifted slightly to include lifestyle coverage.

Source: T Magazine

Under Wintour, Vogue reestablished itself as the dominant American fashion magazine.
Wintour has now attended more than 3,000 fashion shows on behalf of Vogue. She has an annual clothing budget that's rumored to be as much as $200,000.
She's shared the front row with countless celebrities, like Lupita Nyong'o and Naomi Watts.
And she's hobnobbed with fashion greats like the late Oscar de la Renta.
Wintour is known for being an intimidating and demanding boss, a demeanor that has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour." Miranda Priestley, Meryl Streep's somewhat terrifying character in "The Devil Wears Prada," was rumored to be inspired by Wintour. The movie was based on a book by Lauren Weisberger, formerly an assistant to the Vogue editor-in-chief.

As for her signature look, Wintour has reportedly sported a bob since she was 15 years old. The black Chanel sunglasses serve a purpose beyond fashion. She told 60 Minutes in 2009, "I can sit in a show and if I am bored out of my mind, nobody will notice … At this point, they have become, really, armor."

Source: CBS News

Though Wintour rarely chooses neutrals over a bright pattern, you'll always see her wearing the same beige Manolo Blahnik slingback shoes. Some have said that she owns the same pair in multiple variations to match her skin color when she tans. Here she is at the 2015 Met Ball, which she hosts in New York each year.

As seen in a "73 Questions" segment produced by Vogue, Wintour's office in the old Conde Nast Building was tastefully decorated with a wide variety of pieces.

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Editor-at-Large Hamish Bowles shared a look inside Wintour's new office at One World Trade Center shortly after Vogue moved there in 2014.

Wintour has two children with her first husband, David Shaffer, whom she divorced in 1999. Her daughter, Bee Shaffer, often accompanies Wintour on the red carpet. Bee has worked as a producer on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," but left the show earlier this year to work for Ambassador Theatre Group. Wintour also previously dated the late author Christopher Hitchens.

Source: Page Six

Here, the two pose together at the 2016 Met Ball. In May, Bee announced that she is engaged to Francesco Carrozzini, son of the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani.

Source: People

Her son, Charlie Shaffer, attended medical school at Columbia. He married Elizabeth Cordry in a beautiful ceremony that Wintour hosted at her home in Mastic, on New York's Long Island. Members of the fashion elite were in attendance, including photographer Mario Testino and late designer Oscar de la Renta. Designer Prabal Gurung captured the moment and shared it on Instagram.

Wintour's offspring have shared funny stories of their mother's particularity on social media. "My mom threw out our tree before Christmas Day because 'it was too messy,'" Bee wrote on Instagram.

Wintour has now been with Texan investor Shelby Bryan for more than 15 years, though they are rarely seen together. Some have said that their relationship has mellowed her, telling the Guardian, "She smiles now and has been seen to laugh."

Source: The Guardian

Wintour lives in a four-story townhouse on Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village. The home dates back to 1899 and has some 3,960 square feet of space.

Wintour has been a vocal neighbor during her time in the Village. In 2010, she tried to block the opening of a Jamaican eatery called Miss Lily's.  "I am completely concerned," she said during a meeting, according to the New York Daily News. "This is a unique historic neighborhood. I'm also concerned for the safety of the kids here."

Source: New York Daily News

Her favorite sport is tennis, and she can often be spotted smiling from the sidelines of the US Open and Wimbledon.
Wintour's love of fur in fashion has drawn some attacks from PETA over the years. While she was in Paris in 2005, a PETA supporter threw a pie in her face.
Wintour has been known as an arbiter of style and one of the most recognizable faces in fashion for decades. She was even considered for an ambassadorship after President Obama's second election, though the position eventually went to top fundraiser Matthew Barzun.

Wintour was made a dame for her work in fashion and journalism during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in May.

Source: BBC

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With an estimated annual salary of $2 million, Wintour leads the kind of lifestyle any fashionista would envy.

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UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Vogue Editor Anna Wintour attends Diana Vreeland Memorial Tribute on November 6, 1989 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Voge Editor Anna Wintour attends the screening party for 'Awakenings' on December 17, 1990 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
Vogue Editor Anna Wintour attends 12th Annual Burden Awards Honoring Yasmin Aga Khan on December 2, 1991 at Rainbow Room in New York City.
Anna Wintour and David Schaffer (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during Anna Wintour Sighting at the Conde Nast Building - August 21, 1989 at Conde Nast Building in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Show and Cocktail Party at Paramount Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during 7th On Sale AIDS Fashion Photo Session - July 19, 1990 at 7th Avenue in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour during New York City Ballet Spring Gala - May 1, 1990 at NY State Theater Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Anna Wintour (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld wearing tuxedo w. large bow tie & holding hand fan, posing w. VOGUE publisher Anna Wintour at the 12th annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards ceremony, at Lincoln Ctr. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 19: Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress Mary Tyler Moore attend the Opening Night Gala and Reception of the 95th Season of the New York City Ballet Featuring Peter Martins' 'A Musical Offering' on November 19, 1991 at New York State Theater, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour and husband David Schaffer (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during PEN American Center Gala Honors Arthur Miller at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Anna Wintour Attends A Mario Testino 'Portraits' Book Launch Party At London'S National Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley at the 20th Annual American Fashion Awards at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City. 06/14/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Vogue Editor Anna Wintour arrives at the 'Moulin Rouge' film premiere at The Paris Theater in New York City. 04/17/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour at Barney's, New York City, 1999. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Vogue editor Anna Wintour (C) uses a cellular telephone as she arrives at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2003 collection show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week September 17, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring Collections 2003 - Carolina Herrera Show - Front Row at Bryant Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour attends the Fashion Group International Presents The 19th Annual Night Of Stars Honoring 'The Provcateurs: Those Who Dare' on October 24, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Keith Bedford/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: (PEOPLE, IN TOUCH OUT UNTIL FEB. 18, 2003) Anna Wintour attends the Oscar De La Renta fashion show for the Fall/Winter 2003 Collection at The Pavillion in Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week February 10, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Vogue Magazine editor Anna Wintour arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala sponsored by Gucci April 28, 2003 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Anna Wintour during The 2003 CFDA Fashion Awards - Arrivals at The New York Public Library in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during 2004 Costume Institute Gala Dangerous Liaisons - Inside at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
Derek Lam and Anna Wintour during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005 - Derek Lam - Backstage and Front Row at Industria Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
Anna Wintour during Ann Taylor 50th Anniversary Celebration with Vogue at Chelsea Art Museum in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is seen during the Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2005 at Bryant Park September 13, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Bowers/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Anna Wintour attends the Derek Lam Fall 2005 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week February 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MARCH 20: Vogue Magazine Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is seen around smashbox during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios March 20, 2005 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 9: Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park September 9, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards - Inside Arrivals at New York Public Library in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Anna Wintour, Co-Chair of the 'AngloMania' Costume Institute Gala (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - JUNE 01: Fashion editor Anna Wintour attends the Fresh Air Fund's 'Salute To American Heroes' annual spring gala at Tavern on the Green June 01, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Hamish Bowles (R) and Anna Wintour attend a special VIP Performance by The Raconteurs at the Prada Epicenter store on September 8, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour during 'Scoop' New York Screening - July 26, 2006 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 07: Fashion editor Anna Wintour oattends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala 'Poiret: The King Of Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Anna Wintour (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage for GAP Public Relations)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Anna Wintour attends the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 Donna Karan Collection at 711 Greenwich Street on September 12, 2007 in New York City (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 18: Anna Wintour arrive at the The Golden Age Of Couture party at the V&A on September 18, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 18: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, arrives at the Isabella Blow Tribute at Guards Chapel on September 18, 2007 in London, England. The magazine editor and international style icon died at the age of 48 in May. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
PARIS - JULY 01: Anna Wintour leaves the Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2008 fashion show on July 1, 2008 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 23: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, attends Tom Ford Boutique Opening during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on June 23, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: Anna Wintour attends the Fashion Group International 2008 Night of Stars Awards gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
PARIS - MARCH 05: Anna Wintour leaves the Balenciaga Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2009 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 02: Anna Wintour attends the Extreme Beauty In Vogue party at the Palazzina della Ragione during Autumn/Winter 2009 on March 2, 2009 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 04: Anna Wintour attends 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 4: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour speaks to reporters at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala preview at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 2: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attends the Gordon Parks Foundation's Celebrating Fashion Awards Gala at Gotham Hall June 2, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 18: Anna Wintour attends the 69th annual American Ballett Theatre spring gala at The Metropolitan Opera House on May 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
President and Cheif Merchandising Office Ron Frasch, Editor-In-Cheif of Vogue Anna Wintour and Saks Fifth Avenue Chairman and CEO Steve Sadove attend the launch of the new designers floor at Saks Fifth Avenue on September 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo b
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine Anna Wintour and Designer Narciso Rodriguez pose backstage at the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2010 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 15, 2009 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 15: Vogue creative director Grace Coddington and Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour attend the Zac Posen Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Altman Building on February 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - MAY 03: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, attends the 45th Annual National Magazine Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour attends Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Conde Nast)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour and designer Tommy Hilfiger attend the 2010 Fashion's Night Out Kick-Off press conference at City Hall - Blue Room on August 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Vogue Fashion Editor Virginia Smith, Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington attend the Rag & Bone Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Anna Wintour attends the Serena Williams Signature Statement by HSN fashion show during Style360 Spring 2015 at Metropolitan West on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is seen at the Carolina Herrera fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Anna Wintour is seen at the Diane Von Furstenberg fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Spring Studios on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Anna Wintour seen after the Victoria Beckham show during New York fashion week on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 3: Anna Wintour attends Day 10 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: Anna Wintour arrives at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Day 2 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 26, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Anna Wintour attends the 2014 CFDA fashion awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on June 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Anna Wintour attends the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour attends the Vanity Fair Party during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 05: (L-R) Anna Wintour and Director of Communications of Louis Vuitton, Frederic Winckler attend the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 5, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Dufour/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 02: Anna Wintour attends the Chloe show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Anna Wintour arrives at Burberry Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 at Kensington Gardens on February 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Burberry)
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