Even if you have nothing to do with the world of fashion, you must have heard about Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Bloomberg News reports that Anna Wintour could become an U.S. ambassador to an European country.
Anna Wintour is one of the most powerful women on this Earth. Sure, it sounds like a bit too much, but nothing goes past here when it comes to fashion and etiquette. Plus she’s not just the editor-in-chief of Vogue, one of the most popular fashion magazines there is, Anna Wintour was also the muse behind the book and movie “The Devil Wears Prada”. Apparently, Barack Obama thinks Anna Wintour has all it takes to be the next U.S. ambassador to UK or France.
Bloomberg News writes that Anna Wintour got on Barack Obama’s list for U.S. ambassadors after she helped him raise huge amounts of money during the campaign. For instance, she hosted a $40,000 –a –plate fundraising dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house. On the overall, Anna Wintour alone helped raise $500,000 and donated tens of thousands to the Obama campaign.
So naming Anna Wintour an U.S. ambassador would be Obama’s way of rewarding Vogue’s editor-in-chief, and this won’t be the only such decision. Bloomberg News writes that Obama wants “to reward his biggest fundraisers with embassies never out of fashion, according to two people familiar with the matter”.
According to Bloomberg’s sources, Matthew Barzun is also a strong candidate for the U.S. ambassador to the UK job. Barzun was Obama’s finance chairman during the presidential campaign and has shown interest for the job. Sources also told Bloomberg that Marc Lasry, managing partner and founder of Avenue Capital Management, wants the U.S. embassy in Paris.
Anna Wintour is next in line to replace outgoing ambassador Louis Susman in the UK but also in France. Born in the UK she could be a great fit and a change of pace for the politics of today. Plus, given all her connections, maybe things will move a bit faster in the diplomatic area. So, what do you think? Would Anna Wintour do great as an U.S. ambassador, or is this too much?