Anna Wintour is Vogue’s editor and has been a legend in the fashion industry. Meryl Streep’s tyrant character Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine in “The Devil Wears Prada” was inspired by Wintour.
There is one person out there who is very thankful to Wintour and that’s Tory Burch. Tory Burch is a successful fashion
designer that has a big following.
Wintour has been close friends with the designer and entrepreneur. Burch says the editor has been a mentor to her and has helped her achieve success.
Burch, who is a millionaire today, was advised by Wintour through many points in her career, including the launch of her first fashion show and approaching investors.
“Throughout my career Anna Wintour has been a mentor and has given me tremendous advice,” Burch tells CNBC. “When I had to face a public lawsuit … that was not fun. She was a good sounding board and someone who gave me very sound advice.”
The public lawsuit was with her ex-husband Chris Burch.
“One thing she’s always said is, ‘Be focused,'” Burch says. “I think that was incredible advice.”
“There are going to be a lot of people who weigh in for various reasons and you need to believe in yourself, and your idea,” Burch says.