Want to know what it’s really like to work at Vogue? We did too. Here’s Coddington’s take on American Vogue in the years right after Wintour took over.
It was pointless complaining to Anna, saying things like “She stole my dress,” because the reply would simply be “This is not a girls’ boarding school. Deal with it yourself.” However, despite outsiders’ elevated view of Vogue as a temple of cool and sophistication, a girls’ boarding school–with its sulky outbursts, tears and schoolgirlish tantrums–was exactly what it occasionally resembled.