Vogue’s Anna Wintour recently did a “60 Minutes” interview – the video is already on the web and it has some weight-related highlights (or lowlights):
1. Anna told Oprah to lose weight (more precisely, around 20 lbs) for the Vogue cover she did in October 1998. Here’s the cover and the exact quote:
“It was a very gentle suggestion,” she said, laughing. “I went to Chicago to visit Oprah, and I suggested that it might be an idea that she lose a little bit of weight.”
“I said simply that you might feel more comfortable. She was a trooper!”
“She totally welcomed the idea, and she went on a very stringent diet,” Wintour said. “And it was one of our most successful covers ever.”
2. Anna said that she recently visited Minnesota and this was her impression:
â€œI’d just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses,â€ Wintour said. â€œThere’s such an epidemic of obesity in the United States, and for some reason, everybody focuses on anorexia.â€
OK, what do you have to say about all these?