After studying the celebrity photos on Getty spanning a year from 2006 to 2007, Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett from the University of Southern California has concluded that Vogue editor Anna Wintour is “the ultimate gatekeeper” of celebrity. This revelation is included in Currid-Halkett’s new book about the business of fame, called Starstruck.
The author says an analysis of Wintour’s social network reveals she’s “more connected than anyone to these major, major stars.” She’s famous in her own right, and other famous people are “intimidated” by her as well, she explains.
It also helps that Anna is not keen on visiting L.A. or being photographed there. “L.A. was not a positive influence on your industry prestige,” the author explains. Right, if Vogue requires a presence in L.A., André Leon Talley is the one to go.
Best way to make celebrity cronies? Shoulder up to Vogue editor Anna Wintour and move to NYC [NYDN]