Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour talked about the importance of dressing appropriately for a job interview in a new Q&A video on the publication’s channel this week, explaining what happened when a man showed up to an interview with her and he was wearing a dress.
Said Wintour: “I think what everybody should remember, whether they’re interviewing at Vogue or indeed anywhere, that we’re not hiring your wardrobe. Your wardrobe is not going to be doing the job for you, it’s who you are.”
“I’ll always remember a young man who came in in a dress and a handbag,” she explained, “and I gave him the job on the spot.”
“You have to dress for yourself,” she continued. “It’s the same for any job you might be going for. I think it doesn’t do yourself a service to fake it.”
Fashion editor and icon Anna Wintour has blessed the world with her tips on how to smash a job interview.
In the latest episode of Go Ask Anna dated 4 March, the fashion queen gave style advice to all aspiring interviewees applying for jobs at Vogue.
If you were thinking to buy something for the occasion, you might want to think twice.
‘It’s so interesting to me how people dress when they come in for interviews,’ Wintour says.
‘Sometimes you feel they’re wearing clothes that they just bought that morning or maybe the night before, and not something that in any way suits their personality and who they are.’
‘We’re not hiring your wardrobe,’ says Wintour
‘I think what everyone should remember, whether they’re interviewing at Vogue or indeed anywhere, that we’re not hiring your wardrobe,’ she continues.
‘Your wardrobe is not going to be doing the job for you, it’s who you are.’
Wintour then reveals whether there had been an applicant to whom she gave a job ‘on the spot’ for his sense of style.
‘I’ll always remember a young man who came in in a dress and a handbag, and I gave him the job on the spot,’ she says.
‘You have to dress for yourself. I think it doesn’t do yourself a service to fake it.’
A fluid approach to fashion
Asked about the gender boundaries in fashion, Wintour seems to believe in a gender-fluid approach to clothing.
‘I do not believe that men and women should have separate rules,’ she says.
‘I think that if a man chooses to wear a dress, that’s great, and women have certainly been wearing men’s suits for a very long time.’
‘The boundary should cross over, we should celebrate that. Of course, fashion has to change, it’s about change, this is what this industry is,’ she adds.
Furthermore, she continues: ‘If somebody wants to show men mixed with women or totally a gender-fluid collection and they want to show it in Tokyo in January or June, what difference does it make? Everybody has to follow the path that they feel is right for them.’
Australian tennis homophobe Margaret Court is speaking out after remarks by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour denouncing her homophobic views in a speech at the Australian Open. Winter also called for the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed.
Said Court to The West Australian: “The saddest thing is someone coming from America and telling us in this nation what to do. I’ve loved my nation, played for my nation. There’s probably no one who has been more supportive of, or spoke more highly of, the game of tennis.”
Said Wintour: “I find that it is inconsistent with the sport for Margaret Court’s name to be on a stadium that does so much to bring all people together across their differences. This much I think is clear to anyone who understands the spirit and the joy of the game. Intolerance has no place in tennis.”