Sunday, September 14, 2008

Looking Good: Wintour in Fall

In a sorry example of anti-feminist backlash, the Huffington Post has posted three photos of Anna Wintour, each one more of a close-up, to show that Ms. Wintour’s skin has wrinkles and to imply that she is therefore not fit to run a magazine on fashion, beauty, and style.

While I’ve disagreed with Anna on this blog over some of her editorial choices, I commend her for, well, looking her age so beautifully, without any obvious enhancements.

This HuffPost isn’t going to push me toward Botox or equally invasive attempts to reclaim my teenage years.

Rather, I’m happy to champion Ms. Wintour’s confidence in her own looks and hope that this uncalled-for scrutiny from HuffPost doesn’t encourage her to make any drastic changes.

8 comments:

enc said...

Agreed. It's time everyone stopped picking on people for looking exactly the age they are.

K.Line said...

I'm with you Miss C. Oh, and check out I Heart Fashion's new home. It reminds me of yours. (Which is to say fabulous!)

miss cavendish said...

enc, I'd certainly rather look like my authentic self than an altered version . . .

I ran (clicked?) right over there, K.line! Thanx for the sweet compliment on my digs . . .

Sal said...

What a pointlessly snarky thing for them to do. Bleh.

Imelda Matt said...

What of Diana Vreeland and Grace Mirabella? Both Editors were botox free and extremely accomplished Editors. I know botox wasn't available but you get the point.

Kelly said...

I am kind of enraged by this. I'm no rabid feminist, but COME ON she has earned those wrinkles and you cannot expect everyone to stay 20 for their entire lives. What's wrong with letting your body do exactly what it's going to do without painful surgeries? Her well-earned position isn't in jeopardy just because she's not a model. Her job isn't to be a model.

hollarback said...

I personally am not a Wintour fan, but...

So she looks her age - and damn good for it. So what? It happens (or will) to us all. Arianna Huffington is no spring chicken either.

I do think Anna would look a bit less gaunt if she ate a bit more - very thin ages one very quickly. But all in all - not bad.

editor said...

the arm close-up is tacky as all hell, and though she's a public figure and open to scrutiny, choosing to highlight an odd expression is equally cheap.
that being said, i don't think she has a healthy appreciation for the beauty in women and in diverse faces, based on what goes into her book, or at least, she has zero monetary motivation to celebrate and promote such beauty, so these pictures could potentially make her feel bad about herself, make her run out and take her own magazine's unfortunate advice to fight,fight,fight to look better,younger,thinner, or make her re-evaluate her definition of beauty. it would be interesting to know if they have an impact.
personally, fwiw, i am highly anti-intervention. i would not actively interrupt my personal and intellectual evolution, so why would i hinder the external changes. i wouldn't.