Anna Wintour's name is synonymous with the fashion industry and New York's Met Gala. Known for spotting fashion trends and supporting young, upcoming designers, Vogue's editor-in-chief and artistic director at Conde Nast revived the magazine's New York edition at a time when many saw it sinking.
Anna, born to Charles Wintour, the editor of London's Evening Standard, has three other siblings. Her younger brother, Patrick Wintour is the political editor at The Guardian. In an interview, Wintour said that she learnt good reporting from her brother.
Nicknamed as "Nuclear Wintour," she is always seen in her characteristic pageboy bob cut, necklace and sunglasses. Although Wintour is described as a strict boss in her former employee Lauren Weisberger's book, "The Devil Wears Prada," she enjoys sports, her favourite being tennis.
On Wintour's 66th birthday, we've compiled a list of her quotes on fashion, celebrities and family.
"'I think everyone should get sacked at least once. It was definitely a good thing for what it taught me."
"You either know fashion or you don't."
"I'm very driven by what I do. I am certainly very competitive. I like people who represent the best at what they do. If that turns you into a perfectionist then maybe I am."
"Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is Fashion."
"It's all about timing. If it's too soon, no one understands. If it's too late, everyone's forgotten."
"I never think of myself as a powerful person."
"I have never worn a hoodie before."
"My father was a newspaper editor, so I was surrounded by journalists my entire life. I think the fact that he was so well known may be why I chose to go into magazines and move to the States at a young age."
"Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that's not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand - that's the right, healthy way to do things."
"I went to Wimbledon before I could walk. It's just been a lifelong passion."