Fash Pack Flashback: We Present A Retrospective Of Anna Wintour's FROW Style

29 August 2014 by

New York Fashion Week kicks off next week, so for this week's Flashback Friday we decided to kick off the FROW backs with a look at Anna Wintour's front row moments.

What is fashion week without Anna Wintour and her poker face?  Buyers and fashion journos have been looking at the back of Wintour's bob since the 80s, so this week's fash pack flashback special is in honour of the icy queen of fashion. 

The editrix is the master of the twinset, sticking to tweed, cardigans and strings of pearls. These days the most outlandish thing you'll catch her in is Prada florals or a teal leather coat. But even fashion's gatekeeper didn't escape the 80s without a skeleton (or ten) in her closet.

No sunglasses? Anna Wintour with Sandra Bullock and Andre Leon Talley

Ms Wintour has been the editor of US Vogue since 1988, so has been watching fashion week from behind her sunglasses for a quarter of a century. But her 90s FROW look was less chic and more, err, disco as she wore crystal mini dresses, rainbow sequins and gold lycra turtlenecks. Forget taupe tweed, 90s Anna worked with a clown colour palette and had a weakness for novelty sweatshirts.

Our favourite retro Anna look is the bell-bottom jeans, stars and stripes heart tee and green fur shrug, which she paired with her trusty string of pink pearls. This might have been the era of Britney Spears and her Texas suit, but a United States tee Anna? How could you? But it wasn't all garish sparkles, as she also pulled off a LRD (little red dress) and a shorts suit like no one else.

Take look at Anna Wintour's fashion flashback in the gallery above. Look out for a baby-faced Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell and Donna Karan who all make cameos...


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