>> Anna Wintour joined New York as fashion editor in 1981 and was there through 1983, when she left to become creative director at Vogue. A handful of the spreads she produced while at New York have turned up, and many show the seeds of Vogue's future. In one, there's a photograph of a model at a grocery, a concept that Wintour has used at Vogue since; another called "Fur For All Seasons," is staunchly pro-fur — there's even a tiny credit: "None of the furs shown is on the endangered species list. Still another is photographed by Peter Lindbergh, who Wintour has employed often for Vogue.
A Selection of Anna Wintour's New York Magazine Spreads from the Early '80s