>> Yesterday, Anna Wintour arrived to take in Jason Wu's Cruise 2010 show at the Greenwich Hotel in New York, but took a phone call and left four minutes before the show started, leaving Wu's publicist confused. A Vogue staffer told Fashion Week Daily: “She had a plane to catch. But she saw Jason’s entire collection earlier and really liked what she was looking at.” Today, she showed up in Paris with boyfriend Shelby Bryan to watch her favorite athlete Roger Federer try to win the elusive French Open. Maybe she'll be meeting Bee Shaffer, who was in Venice yesterday, at some point?
>> In The Devil Wears Prada, the editor modeled after Anna Wintour mentions that if her job is ever threatened, she has a list of photographers, designers, stylists, and editors who she's helped over the years and who have pledged allegiance to her. There's no word on whether Anna actually has a list like that — although there are plenty of people whose careers she's helped — but Page Six Magazine proffers that it doesn't matter: "with her army of progeny installed in cushy Condé Nast jobs . . . Anna isn't going anywhere fast."
If you've ever been interested in Anna Wintour's family tree — from her first husband David Shaffer, who after learning of Anna's 1998 affair with current boyfriend Shelby Bryan called Bryan's wife to tell her "Your husband and my wife are f---ing," and all his relatives to Shelby Bryan and his descendents, it's a good rundown, from Bee and Charlie Shaffer to Alexis Bryan.
>> Whether she meant to send the message or not, Anna Wintour has reinforced her status as someone not to mess with.
As of yesterday, she has been added to the list of Barack Obama's bundlers for raising between $100,000 and $200,000 in campaign contributions. That $1,000-a-head fundraiser, "An Evening with Michelle Obama," she held on June 10 along with Andre Leon Talley, Calvin Klein, and her boyfriend Shelby Bryan, must have been highly successful, because Andre Leon Talley has also been added to the list for contributing between $100,000 and $200,000. Curiously, their fellow hosts Calvin Klein and Shelby Bryan are nowhere to be found on the list.
All this generosity is good and well, but I can't help but remember when Hillary Clinton pulled out of Vogue earlier this year because she "already [had] the women's vote in the bag" and "[didn't] need [Vogue] anymore," causing Anna to chastise her in Vogue's February 2008 Editor's Letter. Having full Vogue support on Obama's side must be like icing on the cake.