Anna Wintour Tells New York About Skipping ‘Mad Men’, Rooting For Hillary, And More

by Alexandra Ilyashov

Just in time for the Met Ball, the glitzy event’s high priestess, Anna Wintour, chatted with New York‘s Amy LaRocca, and all sorts of tasty morsels resulted. Wintour was shot by Annie Leibovitz for the story. We’ve picked out a couple juicy bits below that piqued our interest. Other takeaways: her dad’s ‘Chilly Charlie’ nickname was unwarranted, according to AW; she doesn’t consider herself to be an icon; and the editrix’s fave Vogue cover, ever, was her very first. Check out the full feature in New York’s latest issue, or read it online HERE.

What Anna’s tuning in for… “Oh, Homeland, Game of Thrones, which has just set the bar so high for everybody. I wonder how much one of those episodes costs! The costumes are so good.”

…And what she’s definitely not watching:But I don’t watch Mad Men. I can see that it’s wonderful, but it’s so depressing. Or House of Cards. Everyone is so evil!”

Will she support Hillary Clinton’s campaign? “I hope so! Of course. Yes. But it’s only just started!”

Anna’s top election issues: “Obviously gay rights, although I feel that’s a case that’s well on the way. It’s incredible how it’s changed in, what, five years?… And I’d like to see more conversations about gun con­trol…” 

Real talk about being a working mother: “I think it’s very important for children to understand that women work and that it’s fulfilling and it doesn’t mean that they love you any less or care about you any less. … You make the time! You go to the games and you go to the birthday parties and you’re there for the times that count…I’m sure that it’s equally rewarding and fulfilling for women who chose to stay at home and take care of their kids, but it just wasn’t a choice that I made.”

Why Anna isn’t going ‘gram happy or tweet-crazy: “Look, social media has changed the way we look at everything, and I think it’s amaz­ing and incredible and fascinating. Obvi­ously, there’s a voyeuristic quality to it, but I also think it’s quite human and it’s a way of sharing and talking…I don’t criticize it at all, Amy…I think it’s another way of keeping in touch, and it would be ridicu­lous to not embrace it. It’s just not person­ally something that I choose to do.”

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