Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On the Scene….Anna Wintour at Derek Lam, New York


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  1. Bernadette

    September 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve got my look and I stick to it … more time for tennis!

  2. Jeoffry

    September 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Always love to see Anna Wintour~

  3. Michael Tornato

    September 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Anna Wintour. Classic. I have so much love and respect for her…it’s ridiculous!
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  4. Kara

    September 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Forget Ms Wintour, Hamish Bowles is the fab one in this picture!

  5. shean

    September 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Always Effortless

  6. Sandy Leonard Snaps

    September 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    She really is self-referencing at this point, isn’t she?

  7. Tajie

    September 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Goodness, she always look immaculate. I imagine she’s the kind of person you could find in a crowd with your eyes closed.

  8. The Covetist

    September 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    man… I glad I don’t have to try and crack a smile on that face……
    but, I would……if I was asked to.
    Impeccable fabrics on that woman….or should I say – empire.

  9. Kim

    September 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    This makes me giggle. Carine Roitfeld just told the New York Times about how much she hates… MULES. (She has a point you know. They do make the worst clacking noise, especially going down stairs.)

  10. Angel

    September 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I wish I could understand why she must wear sunglasses indoors at fashion shows. I’m sure there is a time when she doesn’t, however it is something I am beyond over on anyone at every end of the status meeter.

    Angels Point of View – Street Fashion Photography

  11. beautynaturalment

    September 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Oh! She looks perfect! Camel with black and white! And Hamish……………..sigh!

  12. Gwen

    September 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Is she wearing strappy sandals and put the strap under her heel? Can she do that if she’s Anna Wintour?

  13. Meredith Howard

    September 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    The lighting is amazing in this photo. I would love to see a full view of her skirt. Looks very interesting.

    - Meredith

  14. Bellina Tse

    September 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I’ve noticed that Anna Wintour wears those specific pair of beige heels very often.
    Natural. Resourceful. Beauty.

  15. Ladybird

    September 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    She looks bored…

    That said, I do love those necklaces she always wears.

  16. Paula

    September 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    She just looks soooo … mean!!!!

  17. Montreal

    September 14, 2011 at 10:53 pm


  18. k4kafka

    September 14, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Same ol’ Wintour expression/pose…never changes…Let’s move on,people.

  19. Vanessa Versiani

    September 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    She can be a kind of Godess in fashion world but her hair could be better.

  20. Vanessa Versiani

    September 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    She can be a kind of Goddess in Fashion World but her haircut could be better.

  21. Hillary

    September 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Hamish Bowles looks so good! And I’m always amazed that Anna’s hair is so perfect at all times.

  22. Alicia

    September 14, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    An off-day for Anna I think. She looks unmotivated. And I second the ‘clack’ of a mule. Terrible. Hamish is the star.

  23. La Petite Marmoset

    September 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I love how she wears her glasses inside….
    La Petite Marmoset

  24. Susan E.

    September 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    It’s the subtle differences from year to year. So very, very, very, very subtle.

  25. Lauren

    September 14, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    She does seem to hve done something with the back strap of her shoe. Nice shot of Hamish sitting next to her.

    The Styleseer

  26. Andrew

    September 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Does Anna ever change her look?
    She literally wears one outfit her whole life.

  27. The Photodiarist

    September 15, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Some things, people, hairstyles and shoes never change.

  28. Erin

    September 15, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Is it sad that when I look at this picture all I can think of is that I want to get my hands on that giftbag behind her feet ;)

    I would be happy to follow you! Please check out my blog as well for some great fashion inspiration :)

  29. Masha

    September 15, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I like the outfit of Monsieur!

  30. Angie Muresan

    September 15, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I’m sorry to say this, but her entire ensemble bores me.

  31. My Style Canvas

    September 15, 2011 at 2:13 am

    I can’t tell if she’s concentrating heavily or just bored off her rocker.

  32. Brigadeiro

    September 15, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Haha, I was thinking the same as the first/original poster. Her looks are almost interchangeable, as in you could cut and paste her from a previous front row shot, she sure does stay true to her ‘look’.

  33. dragon fruit

    September 15, 2011 at 2:43 am

  34. thefashionguitar

    September 15, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I always wonder how I must feel to be one of the (maybe even THE) most powerful women in Fashion… Anyway, she looks sophisticated as always!

    XO Charlotte

  35. Mia

    September 15, 2011 at 2:58 am

    love the print of the skirt!!

  36. Siobhan

    September 15, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Nobody looks terribly happy to be at Derek Lam do they?

  37. Sarah

    September 15, 2011 at 3:13 am

    I think you’re right, looks like the strap is under her heel. And, being Anna Wintour, she can do anything! Love her necklace.

  38. Simone

    September 15, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Anna è Anna e basta, non ci sono commenti da fare!!!

  39. Boris

    September 15, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Madame Wintour est toujours aussi chic. Il serail bien de la voir esquisser un sourire ou un petit signe de joie d’être présente à la fashionweek de NY !!!
    Malgré tout, on adore son côté inatteignable !!!

  40. Catherine

    September 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

    She looks so fabulous for 62 (OK, 61 and 10 months). Even though she is thinner, richer and clearly has more access to high fashion than most women, she dresses like normal women would if they could. She is a perfect example of how women can exude executive ability while being fashionable. I am so much more interested in seeing what she’s wearing rather than what’s on the pages of Vogue.

  41. Annie

    September 15, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Anna, Anna. Always perfect!

  42. Gil

    September 15, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Love Anna Wintour’s sense of style. She always manages to look so put together and does it so effortlessly.

  43. loubehr

    September 15, 2011 at 4:26 am

    Woaww that’s something …..

    You can tell just by looking at this picture that she reprensents an empire …. that she is running of course …

  44. Thesecretcloset

    September 15, 2011 at 4:26 am

    She always looks the same!

  45. Lisa Petrarca

    September 15, 2011 at 4:32 am

    How was the show Scott? Anna doesn’t look thrilled.

  46. Christian

    September 15, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Why on earth do people were sun glasses indoors? Is that how she can better judge the colours of the dresses? Me me me – I want to be cool…

  47. haapi

    September 15, 2011 at 4:58 am

    It’s funny how someone who works in fashion, a world that is defined by constant change, always looks exactly the same. You could have taken this picture 10 years ago. Not saying this is a bad thing, but I find it somewhat ironic.

  48. canary miguel

    September 15, 2011 at 5:08 am

    My view: wearing sunglasses while indoor should be considered bad etiquette. No matter who you are.

  49. MargaretBeth

    September 15, 2011 at 5:18 am


    Her grooming is always immaculate but doesn’t she get bored with the same look day after day after day after day?

  50. Erica

    September 15, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I don’t like the way she dresses in this runway. As Anna Wintour I would put the sandals straps properly. Wearing sunglasses in a close place is not very polite.

  51. toohotfortv

    September 15, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I’m not really loving what Hamish is doing here.

  52. The Fancy Teacup

    September 15, 2011 at 6:07 am

    She is a vision. Such impeccable and starry-eyed style.

    ♥, Jamie

  53. Susanna

    September 15, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Sophia Loren, Sean Penn & Jennifer Aniston?? ;)

    No matter who you are. The moviestar look exists.

  54. La Perle

    September 15, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Wow – she looks like she would eat you up – elegantly. I can’t wait to see the fashion crowds during Paris’ FW!!

  55. antique engagement rings

    September 15, 2011 at 6:48 am

    A very cool necklace!


    September 15, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Fantastic; always!

  57. shooting star

    September 15, 2011 at 6:50 am

    looks unchanging…she’s got a look which is static yet so up to date!!

  58. MargaretBeth

    September 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Btw, I just noticed the awesome cheekbones of the lady sitting behind Anna. Now THAT’S fierce!


    September 15, 2011 at 7:50 am

    In Madrid we are looking forward to our week of fashion and arrives tomorrow! I am excited and eager to see the proposals for the next spring summer.
    We do not have to Anna Wintour, but if tubiera vip guest would choose another name Anna Dello Russo but funny and with a boundless imagination use, that’s one of the roles of fashion: The staging.
    I hope you follow us from NY!

  60. annabella

    September 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I read where she said she has her distance prescription lenses in those Chanel sunglasses. I have a pair of presciption lens Armani sunnies i wear for distance. I also have a sensativity to light and can actually see much better detail with my script sunnies than with my script clear lenses. My eye doctor told me this was not uncommon when one reaches a ‘certain’ age.

    The above may or may not be true for Ms. Wintour. Either way, those front row sunnies have become one of her signatures.

    Also, I think she dresses appropriately, stylishly and, of course, beautifully for a woman her age. Most of us greatly admire the same qualities in Jackie’s sister, Princess Lee, who has also worn her same hairstyle and age appropriate simple and elegant attire for as long as I can remember. But she did not go into a corporate mans world and build new territory, so there is nothing contoversial about her.

    While Anna’s personality does not come across as warm and fuzzy, i do admire her powerful skill at building an empire, and weilding great influence. Those of us women who are in professioanl careers and 60ish and over , did much to break down barriers so that women could actually have the same career opportunities as men. It was not an easy road for any woman with ambition back then. “Mad Men” pretty accurately captures what our professional career opportunities were just a generation or 2 ago….secretary, nurse, teacher, and a few others. Yes, noble professions, but very few professional choices beyond those. Most of the women (not all) that rose to the top from this generation had to develop a toughness to deal with the big boys to be able to stay on top. I think it is important for women who came along behind us to remember that people like Anna helped pave the way for them and the professional opportunities they can avail themselves of today.

  61. CBC

    September 15, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Shape …….same……designers change……shoes same……uniforms……she wasn’t always like this…….

  62. paxton

    September 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

    aahhh..Hamish Bowles. Wonderful stripes. More pics of him please…

  63. Cristian

    September 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Great Picture

  64. Purseandco

    September 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I love Anna Wintour… a professional woman in fashion.

  65. Kiki

    September 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I don’t know why she bothers changing her clothes at all – she always looks exactly the same!

  66. Refusal

    September 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I always love the way Hamish Bowles dresses. I aspire to dress like him, while still looking like a girl and not too “borrowed from the boys.”

  67. Marcel Da Chump

    September 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Anna Wintour’s fashion sense is beyond reproach.

    And her career is an inspiration.

  68. jas

    September 15, 2011 at 10:56 am

  69. Petra

    September 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Never to dark to be cool!

  70. Crazy Beautiful

    September 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I think years ago she was congratulated for her style, so she decided not to risk anymore and that’s why she dresses exactly the same every single/boring day of her life. But that’s a woman I really hope to ever get in a discussion with… I think her only stare would kill me of

  71. tom

    September 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Whoever that guy is pushes the pattern mix and match too far. There is a limit before it looks like you have no idea how to dress and just picked up what was clean or available.

  72. Fluffy

    September 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Ms. Wintour is NOT mean – ages ago I was sitting in the lobby of George V, and she walked by me, looked directly at me and smiled. Cloud 9!

  73. carole

    September 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    She is always fabulous!!! I wonder how many pairs of those shoes she has!

  74. Molly

    September 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’m with Kara, it IS all about Hamish Bowles in this particular photo. Ms. Wintour, I do admire your style – particularly this signature full skirt and long-sleeved crew-neck combination – but please remove your sunglasses.

  75. LocalCeleb

    September 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Wintour photoed sitting next to Nicki Minaj #priceless

  76. Carmen

    September 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Her feet are positively reptilian….not nice

  77. une chatte grise

    September 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Ms. Wintour seems to radiate existential unhappiness. I find that very sad.
    Mr. Bowles, on the other hand, most definitely does not. I LOVE his look–the olive-green denims are perfect with the jacket and tie, and the mash-up of stripes works surprisingly well!

  78. Clara Turbay

    September 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    The devil is wearing Derek Lam.

  79. clarity enhanced diamonds

    September 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    A great photo…..!

  80. June

    September 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Asked why she often dons her large, trademark sunglasses, Wintour told Safer, “Well, they’re seriously useful. I mean, I can sit in a show, and if I’m bored out of my mind, nobody will notice. And if I’m enjoying it, nobody will notice. So, I think at this point they’ve become, you know, really armor.” (;contentBody)

  81. Jen

    September 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    She’d really look better with hose (and a smile)


    September 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    I just love Anna Wintour! Except the shoes, I really like this outfit!

  83. Jacob

    September 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Anna! She’s my absolute hero!

  84. Constança

    September 15, 2011 at 6:23 pm

  85. tom

    September 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve never understood how she can discern color through those dark prescription shades.

  86. EveNYC

    September 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I don’t care how ‘stylish’ this broad is, a smile is never out of fashion….

  87. Laurie

    September 15, 2011 at 7:45 pm


  88. Henry

    September 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

  89. NYCboy

    September 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

  90. Emmy

    September 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Any shot with Hamish is just amazing!

  91. aam

    September 16, 2011 at 1:55 am

    actually, she doesn’t always dress the same. sometimes, she’ll wears dresses. i still dream of the balenciaga she wore this summer: just sayin’!

  92. Gaetano

    September 16, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Inimitable, incomparable charm

  93. Alastair

    September 16, 2011 at 9:09 am

    She’s like the Bono of the fashion world; never seen without shades, even indoors.
    Also how does she not get bored of that haircut?

  94. PIPS

    September 16, 2011 at 9:32 am

    She has horrible sabot and he exceded white stripes. Thumbs down.

  95. Sandra

    September 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

    with all respect for Anna Wintour, whose personality and work are highly charming and interesting….but her style is so well represented by any Italian woman with a sense of style living a full life, and not only in high-profile careers!
    I mean my high school teachers had her same style!! at times, with less prominent jewelry, but this was still an option open to the more daring ones.
    I think when it comes to Anna Wintour it’s consistency that contributes to her aura…

  96. Jimmy

    September 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Hot. Iconic.

  97. Igad

    September 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I thoroughly agree with the comment that”Hamish Bowles is the star here!”

  98. T

    September 17, 2011 at 5:28 am

    The American Vogue team is so chic.

    And to the person who asked why Anna Wintour must wear sunglasses indoors: part of her power is that she is inscrutable and she keeps people guessing about her opinions on a show. Legendary costumer designer Edith Head did the same thing.

  99. aga

    September 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I am looking at Anna and I have the same thought as always :) “Why is she a fashion icon?”. She always look in the same way and what is more, look at her clothes! We wore this kind of shoes in early 90′! Maybe she has taste about other people, but for sure not for herself! I see your comments, she is deffinetely cool for one and boring for others. I am in this second group! Greetings!

  100. Kia

    September 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

    She looks kind of bored…the necklace can be bought at H&M – and what’s with the sunglasses in the dark? Doesn’t look cool, just very highly strung.

  101. Rosa

    September 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I ‘m sorry but I do not think this lady is a true icon of fashion and always manages to find the right fashion. I know of a seamstresses working life and have a sense of beauty and unsurpassed elegance …I agree with Aga

  102. TheFashionistachic

    September 18, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I loved Derek Lam Spring 2012

  103. Z from Renegade

    September 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    something about that beige against the dark glasses that makes it super classic

  104. joe t

    September 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    understand that she’s a fashion icon,,, but what’s with always wearing the same color shoes and necklace =??? is there a message there??

  105. roxane

    September 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    She looks soooooo happy. It’s just a pleasure watching her..

  106. Peninsula Detail

    September 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    This outfit is cooly relaxed. and that in itself is striking. It’s something I didn’t except on the side of a runway.

  107. why

    September 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Why does she always have her sunglasses on? She’s at a dark show! Doesn’t anyone else think that that is just rude to the designers?

  108. Irene

    September 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    We’re so over Anna Wintour monarchy, it’s about time for a change.
    Amazing picture though!


  109. Jordan

    September 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Anna never fails at looking effortlessly classy but never boring! A fabulous style icon

  110. Nuno Lobato

    September 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    She’s fashion but above all she is RUDE. You can not use sun glasses inside of a place. SHAME.

    Pode ser a pessoa mais ‘fashion’ no plante, mas acima de tudo MAL EDUCADA. É de muito má educação usar óculos de sol num espaço coberto. VERGONHA.

  111. Rachel

    September 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    anna, can you even see the fashion with those large shades you’re wearing?!

  112. Mrs Jackdaw

    September 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Love Ms Wintour. But I remember Hamish in the mid 1980s, in a plaid suit with a Cavalier King Charles spaniel tucked under his arm. I was straight from art school and new to fashion PR – and it was Hamish who impressed me, more than any of the fashion editors or models.

  113. Super Zimmer

    September 24, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Yeeesh. She looks damn cranky.

  114. G****

    September 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

    The devil is wear Prada ;)

  115. flame'n'co

    September 30, 2011 at 5:18 am

    do you think if Anna Wintour would ever change her hair style the world would stop…?

  116. Veronica L

    September 30, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Her skirt looks amazing…

  117. 350125GO

    October 3, 2011 at 11:10 pm


  118. Simon

    October 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    She needs a new haircut.

  119. Anne Marie

    October 8, 2011 at 6:11 am

    This woman is supposed to be the absolute master of fashion…I don’t think that this is a product of her personal taste but the outcome of a great marketing fasion team…My opinion is that Carine has far better taste and style,she is more stylish with her beautiful smile and her rock attitude than with big ugly glasses indoors which,by the way, is extremely rude.

  120. Diane

    October 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I’m curious – I’ve seen many photos of the gorgeous Anna but why always the same beige cross-strap sandals? Anyone know their brand?

  121. Tynan, Angelica

    October 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

    More Hamish, please!!!

  122. ron

    November 14, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Best thing in the photo: the color of his jeans.

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    November 18, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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  124. Martine

    November 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    She is a queen. And I have more respect for her as I grow older myself. She is just a powerhouse in a frail and dainty package.

  125. Erika Nolan

    February 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Love Anna Wintour…she hasn’t aged a bit…thanks for sharing. Check out my post on my favorite looks so far of NYFW.

  126. Felipe

    June 1, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Answering the question of “Angel September 14, 2011 at 10:11″ she wears these glasses due to a problem of view =)

  127. Majo

    July 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    She’s mysterious.

  128. teo

    February 24, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Probably she does not sleep well…

  129. b

    June 8, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    The one who didn’t stand up to applaud YSL.

    The only reason she has the job is no one can find a replacement for her.

    Those silly sunglasses.

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