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This is a review of the Anna Wintour Teaches Creativity and Leadership class from MasterClass!
The MasterClass Instructor – Anna Wintour
Anna Wintour opens her class with an introduction to how she grew up and where she started her career in the fashion industry. She talks about how this is the first time she has been able to put all of the lessons and experiences that have helped her become a great creative leader in one place for viewers to learn from. For those who are not familiar with Anna Wintour, she has been the editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and is also the artistic director of Condé Nast.
Journalism is in Anna Wintour’s blood. From the time she was a teenager in London, her father, Charles Wintour, longtime editor of the British newspaper The Evening Standard, would consult with her on how to make the paper more appealing to a younger demographic. She began her career in 1970 as an editorial assistant at Harper’s & Queen then moved to New York in 1975 and worked for the American edition of Harper’s Bazaar before becoming fashion editor of New York magazine in 1980. In 1983, when she was only 33 years old, Anna was hired by Alexander Liberman, Artistic Director of Condé Nast, as Creative Director of American Vogue under then Editor-in-Chief, Grace Mirabella. Shortly after, Anna returned to England to become Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, only to return to New York in 1987 to take over House & Garden. Less than a year later, she became Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue.
Anna Wintour has created a class that teaches specific lessons for young designers, photographers, editors, and anyone working in fashion journalism. The class focuses on building management and leadership skills, while also diving into how to explore your creativity in the fashion industry. Her ultimate goal for this class is for every viewer to find a way to express who they are and then own it without apology.
Creativity and Leadership – Who is it for?
This class is for anyone who wants to learn about creativity and leadership in the fashion journalism industry! In this class, Anna Wintour provides great insights on management and leadership by taking viewers through her own daily and yearly routines at Vogue. If you are interested in getting an inside look into roles of editors, photographers, designers, and how everyone collaborates to create a final product this class does it all.
MasterClass Anna Wintour – Main Themes
- Own who you are without apology
- Be decisive
- Creative judgment
- Be fearless
MasterClass Workbook – Anna Wintour
The workbook for this class has a lot of great information! Each lesson has a detailed review along with a list of Anna’s Tips for each lesson. The reviews are easy to navigate and have great subheadings that focus on everything from an outline of Anna’s daily routine to tips on interviewing for a job. The workbook also includes a variety of recommended reading and viewings to expand your knowledge and exposure to certain materials.
MasterClass Creativity and Leadership Key Takeaways
Anna Wintour has created a wonderful class that really provides an inside look at her management style at Vogue. She takes viewers into her work space, while also providing great insights on how to be the best leader. This class talks about how to get the best out of all of your employees, how to lead with a vision, and how to have the confidence to trust yourself and your own choices. This class also goes through Anna’s decision making process, how she has been able to transform Vogue through some of her editorial choices, and also the importance of making mistakes.
Try something that is the most extreme, that is the most creative, because when you’re doing that, you get to the true heart of who you are.
While the first part of this class is focused on management and how to lead a team, the second half is all about how to succeed in the fashion industry. This part of the class talks about starting out in the fashion industry, which includes how to find your creative voice and tips for interviews. Then she looks specifically at photographers, models, designers, and then the creative leaders who must understand how to work with all of them.
Final Thoughts on Anna Wintour’s MasterClass
This class provided an amazing inside look into Vogue! Anna Wintour has created a well rounded class that targets anyone interested in fashion journalism. If you are looking for a class that teaches you how to be a strong and creative leader in the fashion industry, this is the class for you!
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