Friday, 25 March 2011

Anna Wintour Is 'Not Terribly Proud' of the Spice Girls' 'Vogue' Cover.

The fascinating revelations in WSJ. 's exhaustive profile on Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour continue to stream out: The woman loves chicken pot pie, Marc Jacobs cannot say no to her, and she does have some regrets. Her cover girls in January 1998, to be precise.

"I'm not terribly proud of putting the Spice Girls on the cover," Wintour is quoted as saying.

As Jezebel's Jenna Sauers notes, Wintour's dismay at her one-time choice of cover subjects may have something to do with her commitment to a certain signature Vogue; Wintour isn't interested in getting too trendy.

"I think we have a Vogue vocabulary, and there are certain people we like to have as the backbone of the magazine—Vogue's—signposts." Wintour said, explaining why she prefers to employ a very select group of people. "We try very hard to integrate the familiar signatures with people we feel are new and up-and-coming, but I would rather err on the side of being a little more familiar than being too ... What's the right world ... Edgy."

Does this mean Victoria Beckham will never land that U.S. Vogue cover she's supposedly dreamt of for years and years?

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