ANNA’S BEING FORCED OUT!
Longtime Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is close to being cut by parent company Condé Nast, Life & Style has exclusively learned. “Everyone at Condé knows Anna’s days are numbered,” an insider says. “Top editors are just waiting for her to finally grab her Birkin bag and leave so they can stop pretending to care about what she says and thinks.”
Anna, 68, the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s icy character in The Devil Wears Prada, has been the fashion bible’s EIC since 1988 and was made Condé Nast’s artistic director in 2013. Although the publishing company denied Anna is leaving, Edward Enninful, the editor of British Vogue, was recently spied in the NYC office, a bad sign for Anna. “Word is that Anna will be forced out before Memorial Day and Edward will get her job,” the insider says. Many Condé magazines are struggling, the insider notes, and “Anna’s being blamed for a lot of the problems. Rumor has it that Brides is about to be closed after 84 years. Everyone is worried about other titles being shuttered once Edward takes over.”
After 35 years at Condé Nast, “Anna couldn’t keep up with the times anymore,” an insider tells Life & Style.