“Her contract is up soon. She’s thinking of retiring. She feels she’s done it all and had enough. She has been putting out feelers to intimate friends recommending a possible replacement to (Conde Nast CEO) S.I. Newhouse. She’s so tired out, she just let Men’s Vogue close instead of fighting for it.”
Hmmm, the thought of a Wintour-free Vogue intrigues me. It’s no secret the magazine has gotten stale over the years, and Wintour has made a few flubs, such as turning down the opportunity to partner with Bravo’s Project Runway (a partnership that’s garnered huge increases in ad sales for Elle). It remains to be seen if this is anything more than rumor and hearsay, but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if this one turns out to be true.