Anna Wintour at New York: The Fashion Features
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In an assortment of designer-centric features, Wintour highlighted talents who are now legends (Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, Michael Kors) and others who are less remembered today (David Norbury, Patricia Clyne, Cora & Jane, Suzin Ellis, Stephen Linard). But the coverage wasn’t limited to designers: A story on retailers’ windows starred the cast of Cats. She profiled ten prominent New York couples, including the painter Duncan Hannah, in a spread titled simply “Looking Great.”
And some features gave a then-uncommon window into the industry — there is a feature on prominent stylists, before the word was common currency outside fashion circles, while PR directors also got their moment in the sun (prior to Oscar and DKNY PR girl becoming Twitter celebrities) in a spread titled “Walking Advertisements.” (Norma Kamali’s PR director said of her boss’s influence, “Now I want to put shoulder pads in everything.”)