Adweek’s Brand Visionary: Anna Wintour Changed Publishing and Fashion With Inimitable Style

How the Vogue editor put her stamp on culture

When reading about Anna Wintour, one inevitably comes across phrases like “fashion icon” and “legendary editor.” While both are unequivocally true, to celebrate Wintour solely for her role as media’s most famous tastemaker is to sell short her many other accomplishments. The longtime Vogue editor in chief and Condé Nast artistic director has an influence over a global industry that most CEOs could only dream of, a talent for raising awareness (and funds) that’s valued by everyone from museum curators to presidential candidates, and a knack for fostering talent that has launched the careers of power players in the magazine business and beyond.

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This story first appeared in the Oct. 16, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.