I didn't have a new bag, but then the receptionist held my (now downmarket) Marc by Marc bag anyway.They made me come in for another interview, which threw me.
I got a shift dress at Prada from the spring collection and then they sold me the blue patent shoes, and it all looked so good. The Woman Who Was Told Not to Cry I didn’t spend much money at all, as I have a stash of vintage finds.The only thing that’s more intimidating than a meeting with Anna Wintour is a job interview with her.Even among staff members whom she likes working with, the editor-in-chief of Vogue is notorious for giving employees’ outfits a knowing once-over.So what happens when you not only need to dress up (it’s an interview, after all), but also must choose a look that convinces her you’re Vogue material?That’s what we asked dozens of people who’ve been through the ringer in the past few decades. They surprised me with scheduling my interview the very next day.Our thirteen favorite responses, full of Prada and plenty of subpar handbags hidden under desks, are below. Not having worked in fashion, I didn't have anything nicer than J. So, after work, I went to Barneys because it was the only store open until eight and I could bang it out.
I also found a nail salon nearby open until nine, and got a blowout the next morning.
I bought a silk Proenza tank dress, Prada heels, and a Celine belt.
It was like a supermarket sweep, and I spent about $2,000.
The dress needed tailoring, but it was going to take a week and I needed it in a couple of days, so I name-dropped and they did it fast. I wore a vintage, linen apricot dress with gold buttons and gold peep-toe heels. ” I agreed, hung up the phone, and ran to my closet. I called a stylist friend, freaking out, who said, "Calm down, she is a professional, she interviews people all the time.
The dress actually was on sale but still more than I ever paid for everything. I borrowed my friend’s Prada clutch to match, and wore some jewelry from David Yurman, where my friend is a designer. The Woman Who Wore Doc Martens I didn't know I was going to be interviewing with Anna that day, but even if I had known, I don't think I would have chosen my outfit any differently. The Man I got an e-mail on Thursday about meeting with Anna on Monday. The Woman Who Bought $1,000 Shoes I got a call about my interview in the evening around 5 p.m. Stop making such a big deal about it," before adding, "but whatever you do, don't wear last season's anything." I had time to go to Soho for a pair of shoes and was waiting outside when Kirna Zabete opened.
Before the interview, the managing editor asked if I’d ever cried on a job (I hadn’t), because she and Anna “hated going into bathroom and fashion closets and hearing girls sniffle and cry over the 'little things' that go on throughout the day.” When Anna opened my portfolio and saw my address, she said, "Ah, okay. " She seemed put off by that, and also asked what my parents did for a living. The Woman Who Went Back — Three Times Considering it was, I believe, 1989, I'm guessing the ensemble probably involved a teeny Betsey Johnson skirt, opaque black Donna Karan tights, and …cow booties! When I got rehired there the second time, I was a bit savvier. And when I was interviewing for my third time back (glutton for punishment), I went to see a friend who was a personal shopper at Bergdorf for a full wardrobe! I was just clueless enough to be unintimidated by the whole Vogue thing. As soon as I hung up, I just went into preparation mode, poring over every section of all the major international newspapers. As for what I wore, I kept it simple: a light gray Thom Browne suit, a white dress shirt with the top button left unbuttoned, glossy dark brown leather Church's dress shoes polished the day before (worn without socks, of course). Somehow I decided that my best option was a pair of Proenza open-toed, stacked heels, despite the rain.