Skip Nav
The Royals
The 6 Most Exquisite Royal Jewels Kate Middleton Has Worn So Far
Summer
The Item You'll Be So Glad You Added to Your Summer Wardrobe
Princess Sofia
25 Reasons to Adore the Style of Sweden's Effortlessly Chic Princess Sofia

Anna Wintour Vogue Archive Interview on CBS Sunday Morning

Watch — Anna Wintour Chats Cover Choices and Following Instinct on CBS Sunday Morning

>> Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles appeared on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday to talk past Vogue covers and the new online, subscription-based Vogue Archive, which houses every single magazine page published in Vogue's 120-year history.
The video in full is below, but a few highlights from Wintour's interview:
On her first cover in 1988 — an outtake image from a noncover shoot, featuring a model in jeans: "To me, it just said, 'This is something new. This is something different.' And I remember the printers called us up because they thought we'd made a mistake. Just wanting to check that that actually was the cover."
On blazing the trail of celebrity covers: "I remember getting quite a bit of criticism for my first Madonna cover. And you know, 'She'll never sell.' And it was a little bit risky. And it was up something extraordinary, like 40 percent on newsstands. So that was an eye-opener to all of us."
On whether she made that choice because she "knew something": "I didn't know anything. I never pay any attention. I'm sure it's not such a good way to be, but I don't really follow market research. And in the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they're successful, and obviously sometimes they're not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in."

Join The Conversation
2016 Met Gala Details
Who Is Grace Coddington?
Anna Wintour Got Lost at Kanye's Fashion Show
First Monday in May Trailer
Celebrities With Anna Wintour at Fashion Week Pictures
Kanye West's Yeezy Season 3 Highlights
Even Anna Wintour Is Jealous of Karl Lagerfeld's Cat

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
X