As a recent White House press conference would suggest–you know, that one during which a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney “Has the President seen The Devil Wears Prada?”–people can’t get enough of this Anna Wintour ambassador story. And it’s still going. This rumor’s got legs. Legs in stilettos, people.
A new report in The Hollywood Reporter suggests that Wintour is still in the running for an ambassadorship–the one in France, not the UK: “Political insiders… suggest reports that Vogue editor Anna Wintour might be open to becoming ambassador to France are accurate,” Tina Daunt writes. She notes that last term, Obama appointed two Hollywood supporters to diplomatic posts: Jim Henson Co. CEO Charles Rivkin in Paris and music exec Nicole Avant in the Bahamas. Point being, this wouldn’t be the first time that Paris spot has gone to a Hollywood type.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Anna Wintour would be really good at this job …if she wants it. Based on numerous reports–and more recently, Wintour’s long-time beau Shelby Bryan breaking his media silence to say that Wintour “has a great job at Vogue that she loves very much” and that he’s “not expecting [an ambassadorship] to happen”–she probably doesn’t. But I have a feeling we’ll keep hearing about it until someone else gets appointed in France or the UK.