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19 Fantastic Old Photos Of Anna Wintour That Will Make You Contemplate Fashion And Duration

The 2020 Met Gala theme was "About Time: Fashion and Duration," and in honor of that, we look back at a true legend.

Posted on May 4, 2020, at 3:46 p.m. ET

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Anna Wintour at the 1993 "Kids for Kids" Benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Anna Wintour is a legend — we know this. The editor-in-chief of Vogue and global artistic director at Condé Nast, Wintour has been a fixture on the New York fashion scene since at least the '80s. It would be impossible for me, a fashion outsider, to describe how big an impact Wintour has had on the industry, but her dedication to detail and presentation, as well as her work ethic, are well known.

Today should be the annual Met Gala, which is apparently the party in New York society (wouldn't know, never been). However, this year's event was indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus, although you can still dress up and watch online.

For decades, the gala was merely a society event to raise money for the Costume Institute at the Met. But under the guidance of Wintour, the fundraiser has become an iconic fashion spectacle and a celebrity-studded art-installation event that consumes social media.

As an homage to the theme "About Time: Fashion and Duration," we took a look back at some early pictures of Wintour in New York that prove she has always been a badass.

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Anna Wintour at the "A Bid for Love" auction, 1993.

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Wintour at the New York City screening of Awakenings, 1990.

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Tina Brown and Wintour attend a party in November 1989.

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Fashion designer Donna Karan and Wintour, 1990.

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Wintour attends the Diana Vreeland Memorial Tribute in November 1989.

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Wintour at the Rainbow Room, 1991.

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Wintour at Winternight, 1991.

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Wintour the New York City Ballet, 1991.

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Wintour attends the grand opening of Galeries Lafayette in March 1991.

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Wintour and André Leon Talley attend fashion week in October 1996.

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Wintour and Calvin Klein during 1994's Fall Fashion Week.

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Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld attend a benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in November 1991.

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Wintour attends Oscar de la Renta Spring Fashion Show, 1990.

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Wintour and her daughter, Bee, attend a Gianni Versace fashion show in October 1996.

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Wintour attends a fashion benefit, 1990.

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Wintour circa 1990 in New York.

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Wintour and actor Mary Tyler Moore attend the New York City Ballet, 1991.

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Wintour attending the American Fashion Awards, 1999.





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