I can’t stop looking at these pictures! Vogue‘s famously sang froid editrix looks positively giddy during her talk with Burberry Chief Creative Director and CEO, Christopher Bailey, at Cannes Lions in France, yesterday. Wearing a lovely embroidered dress (it’s all the rage you know), her trademark three strands of colored gems, and – SURPRISE! – no glasses, Anna spoke to over 15,000 delegates at the annual advertising festival.
Via Luxury Daily:
Ms. Wintour opened by saying, “ I want to share four lessons that have helped to guide us. Today, audiences are distracted with everything that is going on. I want to make the case for grand ideas.”
The ideas were clearly spelled:
1. Aim higher: Push the limits and keep very high standards
2. Dare to be different: Believe in your creative vision and ideas
3. Focus on all of your goals: Aim high and stay focused
4. Make interesting friend: Expose yourself broadly to a wide circle of people
“The market always wants a little more,” Ms. Wintour said. “Many of our titles have shot for the moon.”
The editor referred to the article in The New Yorker that focused on very popular religion of Scientology, which had a huge impact in the marketplace. It was one of the most intensely read articles in the magazine’s history.
The New Yorker article became a book and then an HBO movie. It all started with the quality of the journalism.
Ms. Wintour spoke of the great care taken to tell the story of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly the athlete Bruce Jenner. Her team took the job of telling Caitlyn’s story seriously, carefully selecting an award-winning journalist and photographer to provide the right sensibilities for the story.
Indeed, Ms. Wintour appreciates authenticity, hard work and original thinking both in fashion and journalism. She spoke of the play Hamilton as “single handedly revolutionized Broadway. Broadway is not only for old rich people, it is for young rich people as well.”
MS. WINTOUR’S long and productive career showed her love of comedians and humor. She showed her humorous side sharing a video taken with comedian Amy Schumer in which they switched roles. Ms. Wintour showed great humor and timing in the video as a stand-up comic.
Of course, Miss Wintours is famous for having a very sly sense of humor, and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen her smile… It’s just nice to see her looking so happy.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)