Will Anna Wintour Be Appointed U.S. Ambassador?
Anna Wintour, 63, the celebrated Vogue editor-in-chief who is almost as famous as her cover girls — in part, thanks to the Meryl Streep role in The Devil Wears Prada that was reportedly based on her — may next be hitting the headlines for political reasons, as Barack Obama is reportedly considering her for the post of U.S. ambassador to Great Britain or France.
While Vogue spokesperson Megan Salt has described Wintour as "very happy with her current job" since the news broke, reports ABC News, Wintour also reportedly expressed interest in the post and is being considered on a short list due to her vocal support and financial backing of Barack Obama's reelection campaign.
Wintour co-hosted three high-profile fundraisers for Obama before his reelection — one $15,000 per-plate event in September with Gwyneth Paltrow and designer Tom Ford, one in June at the New York City home of Sarah Jessica Parker that was marked at $40,000-per-head, and a third $35,800-a-head soiree at the home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Neither the White House nor Wintour's camp has confirmed that Wintour has been approached for a diplomatic position.
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