Yesterday, we reported on Anna Wintour’s mysterious trip to China. Now, thanks to, um, Shanghaiist, we know a little more. First of all, Anna didn’t go it alone-she’s there with American Vogue‘s Director of Special Events Sylvana Ward Durrett. Thanks to some kind of Chinese version of Tumblr/Twitter and Google Translator, we’ve determined Anna is there to speak at some sort of forum at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum of Fine Art in Beijing, where people will be able to ask her questions. The event is set to take place today.
Anna and Sylvana also paid a visit to Vogue China’s offices to meet with their Editor in Chief Angelica Cheung, who looks like an edgier, more asymmetrical version of Anna.
It is also interesting to note that American Vogue‘s latest issue features a two-page spread of Asian models who, according to the sub-headline, are “redefining traditional concepts of beauty.” This would imply that Anna has developed an interest in increasing the visibility of Asians in Vogue, of which there has been very little in the past. This gesture could be seen as embracing a trend/a way to sell magazines. Though, this trip does make it seem like she might be taking this push seriously.
Or, maybe she just wanted a new tea set. Click through for pictures of Vogue China staffers kindly presenting their American visitors with gifts and showing them around the office.