Let’s think about this for a second. There have been books written and movies made about Anna Wintour’s legendary prickliness. People have lost their careers and their dreams as a result of the mere action of getting her the wrong number of sugars in her coffee. And at the same time, she went out of her way to organize the fashion industry into a cultural powerhouse for the Obama campaign, gave thousands of dollars, bundled hundreds of thousands more and opened up Sarah Jessica Parker’s home for a once-in-a-lifetime fundraising event.
And yet, the Obamas will take this very rare opportunity to piss her off by appointing a different bundler to the UK Ambassador post?
They must think they’ll never have to run for anything again.
According to The New York Times, the race for 30 or so politically appointed ambassadorships is now in full thrall. This time around the competition is exceptionally crowded, with more than 300 hopefuls: a well-appointed crew that reportedly no longer includes Vogue editor Anna Wintour. In the past few months it’s been rumored that Wintour—a key fundraising figure in Obama’s 2012 campaign—was seeking appointment to either the U.K. or France, as both positions offer ample social clout in addition to notable sprawling residences. Though contrary to previous rumor, Wintour had actually favored the British appointment over France. The Times writes that after Wintour was notified that her preferred post would likely go to Obama’s top fundraiser Matthew Barzun in November, she was uninterested in pushing for one of the remaining positions.
Who wants to bet Michelle Obama won’t be a Vogue cover girl ever again?