High school dropout, erstwhile dater of the well connected, successful fashion editor, former fixture on the London club scene (“She would go to the opening of an envelope,” joked a friend), noted philanthropist, and one of the most notoriously demanding and difficult bosses on either side of the pond, earning her the titles “Nuclear Wintour” and the “unofficial mayoress” of New York City — Anna Wintour — is being profiled on this Sunday’s 60 Minutes (CBS).

Anticipation, to put it mildly, is over the top. Fashion icon extraordinaire and Vogue editor in resident whose pageboy bob haircut, trademark sunglasses and faintly disguised sneer grace catwalk shows the world over (she was the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s role as the contemptuous Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada) is reportedly being asked the tough questions by hard-hitting Morley Safer like why does she wear those ubiquitous sunglasses indoors?

For the rabidly interested, a preview:





~ by eaesthete on 05/14/09.

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