It was the first time a Vogue cover model had worn jeans It was so unlike the studied and elegant close-ups that were typical of Vogue’s covers back then, with tons of makeup and major jewelry. Michaela wasn't looking at you, and worse, she had her eyes almost closed. It looked easy, casual, a moment that had been snapped on the street, which it had been, and which was the whole point.
Afterwards, in the way that these things can happen, people applied all sorts of interpretations: It was about mixing high and low, Michaela was pregnant, it was a religious statement. I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds of change.
"In private, Franca was warm, clever, funny, and someone who could give the Sphinx a run for its money when it comes to keeping a confidence.
"She was also the hardest-working person I have known, and with an envy-inducing ease with multitasking.
And you can’t ask for more from a cover image than that.
After making sweeping changes in staff, she changed the style of the cover pictures.A former personal assistant, Lauren Weisberger, wrote the 2003 best selling roman à clef The Devil Wears Prada, later made into a successful film starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a fashion editor, believed to be based on Wintour. The next year, she left North London Collegiate and began a training program at Harrods.At her parents' behest, she also took fashion classes at a nearby school."She made everything she worked on appear effortless, regardless of whether it was an event for several hundred. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers.