Anna Wintour made headlines when she stopped by Letterman last night to chat about The September Issue. An eBay auction to spend eternity with Marilyn Monroe goes over $4 million, and two of our favorite famous vampires team up for a blood-sucking flick. All that and more on today's PopSugar Rush!
>> Anna Wintour walked out to David Letterman's couch last night, Madonna's "Vogue" playing in the background, wearing Carolina Herrera and her trademark sunglasses — she subsequently took them off to give Dave a hard time about his socks, referring him to Thom Browne, since the designer's elevated pant hemlines show off a man's socks.
She definitely brought her witty side out last night — when Letterman asked if it was a fair assessment to say she's bigger than what she does for a living, she referred to Maureen Dowd's recent column: “I read in the New York Times this week that I'm an ice queen, I'm the Sun King, I'm an alien fleeing from District 9 and I'm a dominatrix. So I reckon that makes me a lukewarm royalty with a whip from outer space. What do you think?"
Later, Letterman compared fashion models on the runway to "beautiful women who look like the Neptunians have released them. But nobody buys that stuff, do they? Is somebody walking around like they’re from Neptune?” Wintour laughed: "Lots of people. I'm an alien, remember?"
She suppressed giggles after the clip from The September Issue in which she berates Vogue style director Elissa Santisi was played, and chastises Letterman for calling her last-minute to appear on the show. When he asked if The Devil Wears Prada was made about her, she was coy: “Well, I seem to remember that actually the movie was a work of fiction and we really like fiction at Vogue.” When prompted about what percentage of decisions she makes at the magazine, she replies: "100 percent." And when Letterman notes that The September Issue leaves Vogue seeming as if it's run by people his age, she quips: "Vogue is not only run by senior citizens."
ICYMI, Anna Wintour made her debut on The Late Show with David Letterman last night to discuss her documentary, The September Issue, and all things fashion. As expected the Vogue editor held her own in her Carolina Herrera dress as Dave dished out the fashion jokes and references to her ice queen reputation — Anna rebuttled, I'm "Lukewarm Royalty with a Whip from Outer Space." Dave even asked her if she's ever put anyone in a headlock. No doubt, Anna prevailed and even showed off her fun sense of humor. Anna, we knew you would be fabulous. Check it out.
Anna Wintour stopped by Letterman last night to talk about The September Issue and the famously ice-y Vogue editor let down her guard a bit for Dave. That doesn't mean she kept her mouth shut, however, as she dispensed some fashion advice on his choice of suits and socks. Check out the preview from today's PopSugar Rush now!
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I hope you're not getting bored of my continuous fawning over Sienna's wicked style. What can I say? She's an official Fab favorite. This was another big week for her with The September Issue's NYC premiere — she is the celeb cover girl in the film, after all. She and Anna were colorfully fabulous at the premiere in Thakoon and Prada. There was more vivid eye candy where that came from, thanks to Renee Zellweger and Michelle Monaghan, while a certain Brazilian model and British babe prove neutrals are ultra modern.
>> September Issue Leaves Grace Coddington in Newfound Limelight, Lauren Santo Domingo Feeling "Really Surpised" —Grace Coddington has enjoyed a new sense of recognition since her turn in The September Issue — four pages of Vogue Paris's September 2009 issue are devoted to her, in which she quips: "[Anna Wintour and I] have a real mutual respect for each other, even though sometimes I feel like killing her.” She was spotted dining twice yesterday with the film's director RJ Cutler — perhaps as a thank you? Meanwhile, Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo "was really surprised at the amount of access" the filmmakers were given. "There were even things I'm not privy to or I'm not aware of — things that go on in the art department, in the photo room. I've never been in any of those meetings." [WWD, FWD, The Cut]
>> Last night, Anna Wintour hosted a premiere of The September Issue (which opens Aug. 28 in NYC, Sept. 11 nationwide), and no one dared be late. Arrivals were scheduled to start at 7 pm, but Anna appeared and was joined (despite all the digs about her appearance she receives in the film) by September 2007 cover girl Sienna Miller promptly at 6:45 pm. Even Sean Combs and entourage, when realizing they were late, "sprinted across the lobby," the New York Observer reports.
Despite the general consensus that the film's true star is Grace Coddington, last night was all about Anna. Grace and Andre Leon Talley both avoided being photographed on the red carpet, and it appears that Vogue staffers were required to wear t-shirts for Fashion's Night Out (Anna's pro-shopping pet project) to the event. Grace did comment on her portrayal in the film, however:
I hate to say it, but true to life! A very annoying person. But it’s not really bickering. It’s a process you have to go through for the job we do and it just makes everything stronger. Whatever gets through is then very valid and very strong. I think they focused on me in the movie because I’m a bit more outspoken and because I don’t care about the cameras, I’ll say whatever I want to say and I won’t hold back.
It’s funny because that was two years ago and I wanted to go to law school then and that’s basically all I’m talking about and now I don’t want to go to law school at all so . . . [I] still don’t want to work in fashion, that was never a possibility. Now I’d like to work in theater.
Marc Jacobs, who was apparently speaking with a French accent, had his own Anna tribute to share. "She’s a risk-taker unafraid of taking chances. She doesn’t suck up,” he said. “And she’s been very good to me on a personal level as well. When I was having some personal problems, Anna was always there for me. She’s very maternal and caring to people she cares about."