Quote of the Day: Anna Wintour On How 9/11 Affected Designers That Year and Why She Wanted to Help

“I had all my editors telling me they’ve lost their deposits, they have no more money, and what should they do? That seemed to me a great opportunity
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“I had all my editors telling me they’ve lost their deposits, they have no more money, and what should they do? That seemed to me a great opportunity

“I had all my editors telling me they’ve lost their deposits, they have no more money, and what should they do? That seemed to me a great opportunity for us to help...It was adorable. It was about the industry helping each other. It was a very small thing, but it felt good. We’re not going to be defeated...I do think it’s important to make the point that as awful as adversity is, it is important to be positive and think about how you can help and what you can do. It can have results. It is so easy to moan and to complain a lot, but being positive and proactive is by far the most rewarding way to be. Do I sound too Pollyanna? I really believe that.

--Anna Wintour showing an unusually emotional and optimistic side in the New York Times piece exploring the fashion industry in the wake of 9/11. This article actually brought tears to our eyes--a must-read, written from the perspective of the designers affected during Fashion Week September 2001.