These 9 Powerful Quotes From Anna Wintour Teach You About Style

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Trademark bob and oversized sunglasses aside, Anna Wintour is one the world’s most recognizable faces in fashion. The editor-in-chief of Vogue, who has held the post since 1988, is so enigmatic that she has reportedly spawned the 2003 bestselling roman à clef The Devil Wears Prada, written by her former personal assistant, Lauren Weisberger. The novel, which was later made into a successful film, is believed to be based on Wintour. Fiction or otherwise, it is clear that Wintour has a impact a in the fashion world is a great one. For some insight on the famous editor’s fashion brilliance, here are some quote-worthy quips:

TIME IS EVERYTHING

“It’s always about timing. If it’s too soon, no one understands. If it’s too late, everyone’s forgotten.”

JUST DRESS BETTER

“If you can't be better than your competition, just dress better.”

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LIVE YOUR LIFE

“The best way to make dream come true is to wake up.”

IT’S NATURAL

“You either know fashion or you don't.”

NO ‘YES MEN’

“I look for strong people. I don't like people who'll say yes to everything I might bring up.”

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JUST FASHION

“Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is fashion.”

NEW THINKING

“Fashion goes in only one direction -forward- and I am a firm believer in thinking that way too.”

BE ORIGINAL

“Create your own individual style. I'm not interested in the girl who walks into my office in a head-to-toe label look that's straight off the runway. I'm interested in a girl who puts herself together in an original independent way.”

PERIOD.

“Some people have the Bible. I have Vogue.”

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