Anna Wintour Named Artistic Director of Condé Nast

Anna Wintour is adding artistic director of Condé Nast to her lengthy resumé. The NYT reports the position was created specifically for Wintour in order to keep her in the company.

In her new role, Anna will take over some of the duties of S.I. Newhouse, Jr., chairman of the editorial management of Condé Nast, who’s taking a step back from the publishing company to help run the family business.

Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief will still fulfill her duties at the glossy in addition to her new role. This summer marks her 25th anniversary at the fashion bible.

“It is something I do a lot anyway in my role at Vogue,” Ms. Wintour said in regards to becoming artistic director. “I advise all sorts of people in the outside world, and really, I see this as an extension of what I am doing, but on a broader scale.”

Anna also revealed it’s too early to discuss plans she has for the company, but we know she will revamp what is necessary in order to keep the publication at the top. “It isn’t about a machine or an iPhone or an iPad,” Ms. Wintour said. “It’s about people.”

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