Anna Wintour, OBE is the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988.
In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher.
With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers.
Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".
She is the eldest daughter of Charles Wintour, editor of the London Evening Standard.
Her father consulted her on how to make the newspaper relevant to the youth of the era.
Anna became interested in fashion as a teenager.
Her career in fashion journalism began at two British magazines.
Later, she moved to the United States, with stints at New York and House & Garden.
She returned home for a year to turn around British Vogue, and later assumed control of the franchise's magazine in New York, reviving what many saw as a stagnating publication.
Her use of the magazine to shape the fashion industry has been the subject of debate within it.