Business, Politics & Society


Anna Wintour

Lesson time 8:42 min

Meet your new instructor: Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour. Anna opens with the early experiences that shaped her leadership style, and she explains why there’s never been a more exciting time to work as a creative leader.

Anna Wintour
Teaches Creativity and Leadership
Anna Wintour gives unprecedented access to her world, teaching you how to lead with vision and creativity—and without apology.
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[MUSIC PLAYING] REPORTER: I love the hair. Anna, Anna, stop. Stop. Anna. Anna, can you look back over the shoulder? WOMAN 1: Anna, second row center. WOMAN 2: Up top. MAN 1: Right this way. WOMAN 3: OK. I see Anna Wintour? - Yes. I'm on my way now. I'll be there-- [MUSIC PLAYING] - Anna Wintour, you are a power. You're wearing your dark glasses. I'm not sure that I expected you to wear them during the interview. But I know that you do wear them inside. ANNA WINTOUR: I know many people are curious about who I am, how I approach my work, and what I believe. I've been so lucky to work in the fields of both fashion and in journalism and, for over 30 years, as editor-in-chief at "Vogue" and now as artistic director of Conde-Nast. I have never had the opportunity to share the many lessons I have learned as an editor and as a creative leader in one place before. This is a class for those who want to understand the experiences that have helped me become an effective leader. I'm Anna Wintour. And this is my MasterClass. I was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of journalists. My dad was an editor-in-chief of a Fleet Street newspaper for many, many years. And I saw the way that he worked. In those days, there were maybe 14, 15 editions that he was putting out every day, starting with the racing edition first thing in the morning. So there was never any time to make mistakes or second guess. It was just one, two, three, four. So obviously, that informed my childhood. It certainly informed the way I am. And it has informed me as an editor myself. I grew up in London in the '60s in the world of media and journalism but also, I think, probably unknowingly at the time, when a huge cultural revolution was going on. I mean duchesses for the first time were sitting down with fashion students or fashion designers. The class barriers were being broken down in a way that had never existed in that country, which where society was based on where you went to school and what your accent was. So that was all being thrown up and questioned when I was growing up. And it was the whole world of Twiggy, and Jean Shrimpton, and Bailey, and "Blow-Up" was all going on around me and, I think, epitomized by music, and film, and, of course, fashion. I mean, it was impossible not to be aware, and excited, and to feel that the world belonged to the young. I was so lucky to start my career in London where everybody had to do everything, because there was no money. And I learned how to go into the market and choose clothes. I learned how to choose talent. I learned how to collaborate. I learned how to do a layout. I learned how to write a caption. I was thrown into my career, frankly, with ignorance. I knew nothing. And because nobody could afford assistants in those days, I was never even an assistant. You had to learn everything. You had to do everything. You had to know how to multitask. I think this also gives you a ce...

How to be a boss

A fashion and media icon, Anna Wintour has been driving our cultural conversation for more than 30 years. The Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Artistic Director of Condé Nast takes off her signature sunglasses and gives you unprecedented access to her world. See how Anna nurtures talent, makes bold decisions, and evolves a brand. Learn how to lead with impact from a visionary creative leader.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Totally opened my mind as to how to get to know my client better, to be unique and how to use what is happening in the world around me to be more relevant.

It was great to see an icon in a new light, Anna gave helpful tips and inspiring stories that were lovely to hear.

It was amazing. I´ve learned so much about leading other people, myself and as a result my personal proyect. Thanks so much for giving me this oportunity to learn from Anna.

I loved this journey with Anna and her knowledge! Congratulations for the lessons contents, and I hope to see and learn more with you!


Monique M.

Starting today with my Masterclasses - and I picked Creativity & Leadership to be the first class! I'm excited!

Victoria M.

I really enjoyed this class and am more optimistic about my future in fashion journalism.

Dolores G.

The last message "Lead with a Purpose", my new focus! Anna is an excellent speaker, very motivational.

Dario Hamlet L.

Learned about to be a leader, a listener and to be aware of the world in order to develop a confidence to continue with the pursuit of excellence .

Rusudan V.

Very interesting masterclass with Anna, I am so happy to take this class!

Richard H.

I was thrilled to find this Masterclass with Anna. I was introduced to her in the documentary "September Issue" and have followed her since. She is an amazing person and business woman.

Nichole P.

I purchased this lesson strictly on Anna Wintour. The feeling that comes with just listening to the introduction solidifies the purchase. I cannot wait to dive into all the lessons!

Kimberly P.

Wonderful....! Thank you, Anna! I am an interior designer trying to glean lessons from one of the greats and transfer those lessons into the interior, home-world. So, how DO you take creative concepts of the seasonal changes and translate that into a home that will be constant? People will not change their home like they do their fashion. My desire is to give people what they didn't realize they wanted. I love the "tip" stating, "people want change".

Charles M.

I was skeptical of Master Class as a business, and thought perhaps this is just great packaging and fluff. I took my time to think about if this was something I wanted to spend my personal time doing. As soon as Ms Wintor's class was introduced, I instantly knew I had to join, and so far I have absolutely no regrets! It's so much better than what I expected.... on to the next!

Yoselin P.

I look forward to having you as my Mentor Ms. Anna Wintour. Right now I want to be the leader of my life and I need to own my decisions. And right now every decision I make will have a big impact on me and on others. Alot of eyes are on me and not for reasons I like. This is a hard time for me but I am absolutely thrilled to watch your Master Classes. I will evolve my mindset and I'll have you to thank for. Thank you. -yoselin