Fashion industry queen, Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine, and star of the documentary film, The September Issue, graces the cover of Industrie Magazine’s launch issue.
It seems that Wintour must be doing some image re-modeling as social media and interactive consumer building strategies have overtaken the once ad-heavy fashion industry. This will mark the second attempt, following her role in The September Issue, to identify herself with her consumer base, at least to a marginal degree.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Wintour hater, just noticing the marked shift in her public image, that’s all.
Time will tell if putting Wintour on the premier issue will help or harm the launch of Industrie, a magazine which purports itself to be “The world’s first culture of fashion magazine.”
Though I still have a soft spot in my heart for Vogue, I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t merely the final death rattle of the print world in its last-ditch attempt to oust fashion bloggers from the top spot.
Specific information regarding this story obtained from Editor Rebecca Alexander’s April 28, 2010 blog post on Fashion Indie .