Anna Wintour started the rumors?
HAHA! I LOVE THIS. THere’s been a possible explanation about the “rumor” Anna Wintour RETIRING! She may have started them herself to get into a better bargaining position with VOGUE!! She’s a smart cookie, that Anna.
NYMAG had this today
The reports about her possible retirement and consideration for a position in Obama’s White House are reportedly part of a “devious whisper campaign” in relation to tense negotiations with Si Newhouse over the renewal of her Condé Nast contract. The theory goes like this: Wintour started by planting an item in “Page Six” about her retirement. Condé Nast struck back by planting a rumor that Newhouse had met with French Vogue‘s Carine Roitfeld.
Then Anna started the rumor about the Obama appointment to show Newhouse she had other, better options than Vogue. So this may have all been her own doing! God we love her
I knew she wouldn’t leave, unless it was to leave before getting fired. She IS VOGUE. I’d follow her to another magazine if she left… there I said it :-P