ASME Selects Anna Wintour to Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, was elected to the American Society of Magazine Editors’ hall of fame today.

Citing Wintour’s leadership in the world of fashion, the ASME inducted Wintour into its pantheon today. She joins such magazine luminaries as Martha Stewart, Tina Brown, Hugh Hefner, Gloria Steinem, and Jann Wenner.

Although the ASME nod is just the latest notch in Wintour’s Prada belt, we’re hoping the award will at least slightly warm the editor’s famously chilly heart. Other awards that have failed to do this: an officership of the Order of the British Empire, an honorary trusteeship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a membership in the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Wintour’s induction will take place at the National Magazine Awards on April 22. Want to help her celebrate? Too bad. The Magazine Publishers of America Web site makes no mention about how to attend the event — we imagine it may be somewhat exclusive. As a consolation prize, media fans are welcome to attend the induction of founding Slate editor Michael Kinsley at the inaugural National Magazine Awards for Digital Media on March 18 (starting at $250 for individuals).