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Anna Wintour: 'Bejeweled Hammer' Knocking Down Conde Nast?

Will Glamour's editor be the next head on the chopping block (following the editors of Lucky and Condé Nast Traveler) as Anna Wintour continues her reign as Condé Nast artistic director as well as Vogue editor? The Glamour scenario is a definite possibility, reports David Carr in this post analyzing Wintour's power within the company.  "Apart from making for a more difficult workplace, the situation violates a history of creative independence at Condé Nast," he writes. "Now, a magazine belongs to its editor until it does not."

Carr is skeptical that Wintour's skills and "rarefied fashion values" can be transferred successfully "across a spectrum of magazines and subject matter. When you have a bejeweled hammer that has worked very well for 25 years, everything around you looks like a nail."

Read the whole story at The New York Times »

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