Anna Wintour — the fashion icon who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue for 29 years — spoke with Business of Fashion about the state of the world. Breaking with tradition, her magazine officially endorsed Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, but with President Trump nearing the completion of his first 100 days in office, Wintour says she has decided to be pragmatic. “There’s no point about whining or complaining or screaming,” she told the magazine. “The country voted. So what can we do now to be most helpful and to also stand up for what we believe in?” she said. Wintour, quoting designer Diane von Furstenberg, added, “dissent is not enough.”
Discussing the first family, Wintour said she has “respect for Ivanka and everything that she has achieved” and claimed that she would not rule out doing a cover shoot with first lady Melania Trump at some point. She also discussed the decision to feature an interview with British Prime Minister Theresa May — along with a glamorous photoshoot — in her magazine. “Going back to Vogue having that sense of responsibility to reflect the time, that a woman is prime minister in Britain, which is our great ally, for the first time since Margaret Thatcher,” she explained. “We know that our readers are interested in politics, we know they’re interested in women, we know they’re interested in the world, so of course, she was a natural fit for us.”
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