Anna Wintour kept her sunglasses on during layoffs, says former writer

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Anna Wintour reportedly kept her sunglasses on during layoffs.Getty Images

Anna Wintour lived up to her icy cold demeanor when she laid off staff at music magazine Pitchfork, a disgruntled former employee alleged Friday.

“One absolutely bizarre detail from this week is that Anna Wintour — sitting inside at the conference table — didn't take off her sunglasses while telling us we were about to get fired,” music journalist and former Pitchfork writer Allison Hussey said. Claimed via X (formerly known as Twitter).

“The incivility we have witnessed from senior management this week is appalling.”

On Thursday, it was announced that GQ would absorb Pitchfork, resulting in layoffs.

According to the memo sent by Winter, According to the New York Times“This decision was made after careful evaluation of Pitchfork’s performance, and what we believe is the best path forward for the brand so that our music coverage can continue to thrive within the company.”

The Vogue editor is often photographed wearing oversized sunglasses. Getty Images
Hussey, who was laid off from her job, claimed that Wintour kept her glasses during the layoff. X/@allisonhussey

Wintour's spokesperson — who serves as editor-in-chief of Vogue, as well as chief content officer at Condé Nast — did not return calls for comment.

However, two sources told Page Six that Wintour always wears sunglasses in the office.

Wintour, who is constantly photographed wearing oversized sunglasses even when indoors, is no stranger to being accused of diva behavior.


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Page Six exclusively reported that she appeared momentarily stunned when she was asked to provide ID at an off-Broadway show in New York City in 2022.

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Last year, the high fashion priestess caused chaos at New York Fashion Week when she left town early to prepare for a Vogue event in London.

Wintour was the inspiration for the book “The Devil Wears Prada.” JC Pictures

The move allegedly left designers scrambling to complete their collections early so they could show them to Wintour early.

However, the fashionable editor, 74, recently made fun of herself when she appeared in the Broadway show Gutenberg! The Musical!” while on stage with Anne Hathaway.

The audience erupted in laughter when Wintour announced that she was “a very famous Broadway producer” before stopping and looking at Hathaway.

The book was made into a movie starring Meryl Streep. © 20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection
Hathaway played an assistant who was upset by Streep's character. © 20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

“And this is my assistant,” she said, referring to Hathaway’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Wintour was the inspiration for “The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger, which the author based on her time working as a press assistant at Vogue.

The book was later made into a film, starring Anne Hathaway as a troubled assistant who toils under her mercurial boss, Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.




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