Anna Wintour has developed a reputation as a ice queen, but apparently that doesn’t mean she’s humorless.
The Vogue editor-in-chief poked fun at herself on Thursday, at a welcome party for new Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones.
When Jones joined Condé Nast in November, Women’s Wear Daily said staffers were ‘aghast’ when she showed up to a meeting wearing a navy shirt-dress and a pair of leggings that had cartoon foxes on them – an outfit they found wanting.
Wintour, who also serves as Condé Nast’s artistic director, apparently ‘fixed one of her trademark stoic glares upon Jones’ hosiery throughout the duration of the staff meeting.’
A fashion editor at Condé Nast sneered: ‘I’m not sure if I should include a new pair of tights in her welcome basket.’
But Wintour did just that Thursday night, when she handed out fox-printed tights as a gift to attendees at Jones’ welcome party.
Anna Wintour (center left) gifted fox-printed tights to everyone who attended a welcome party for new Vanity Fair Editor Radhika Jones (center right) Thursday night. Also pictured: Glamour Editor Cindy Leive (left), New Yorker Editor David Remnick (back), Architectural Digest Editor Amy Astley (second left), Teen Vogue Editor Elaine Welteroth (second right), and W magazine editor Stefano Tonci (right)
Last month, Women’s Wear Daily published a report saying that Condé Nast staffers were ‘aghast’ when Jones wore fox-printed rights to a meeting. Wintour poked fun at the report on Thursday when she gave the tights out as favors at Jones’ welcome party
Glamour magazine editor Cindy Leive posted pictures of her, Wintour and Jones posing with the tights, along with the company’s other top editors
Jones seemed to get a kick out of the party favor, posing with Anna and a few of the company’s other top editors holding up the tights in a photo posted to Glamour Editor Cindi Leive’s Instagram.
‘Welcoming the brilliant new editor of @vanityfair, Radhika Jones. And yes, those are fox tights in everyone’s hands, courtesy of Anna Wintour,’ Leive wrote.
The photo also featued Architectural Digest Editor Amy Astley, New Yorker Editor David Remnick, Teen Vogue Editor Elaine Welteroth and Stefano Tonchi, the editor of W magazine.
Jones joins Vanity Fair after previously serving as the editor of Time magazine.
Anna Wintour (left) is said to have ‘fixed one of her trademark stoic glares upon Jones’ (right) during the meeting last month
When the story about Jones’ personal style came out, Condé Nast staffers were chastised by over 500 people who posted several comments on the article blasting it as childish ‘high school’ behavior.
One user wrote: ‘The biggest problem for women in the workplace is……WOMEN! Nasty, condescending, mean, haughty, judgmental.’
Another angry person commented: ‘Maybe the snobs will quit out of sheer uppity nose-out-of-joint medical condition. What rotten people.’
Zara Rahim, director of communications at Vogue, berated the article for ‘pitting women against women.’
Zara Rahim, director of communications at Vogue, berated the article for ‘pitting women against women,’ her tweet pictured above
In several other tweets Rahim praised Radhika Jones (above) on her appointment as Editor in Chief of Vanity Fair
In response to someone’s tweet regarding the article she said ‘why do y’all love pitting women against women so much ugh.’
In other tweets Rahim praised Radhika Jones on her appointment as Editor in Chief of Vanity Fair.
She said: ‘The historical significance of Radhika Jones’ appointment at Vanity Fair should not be lost.’
‘First person of color to be named EIC at VF in their history, first Indian-American woman to be named EIC of a major magazine publication in history. Wow.’
She added: ‘This moment is important to young brown people — especially young brown women, everywhere. We are rarely seen or appreciated outside of the realm of medicine/engineering.’
Jodi Kantor expressed her frustration on Twitter with regards to the article
Aaron Sankin was also annoyed with the contents of the article, his tweet above
Alli Maloney slammed the article for discussing her clothing as opposed to her job
Clio also posted a tweet expressing his anger toward the situation