“Lukewarm royalty with a whip from outer space”: Anna Wintour on Letterman

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour made an appearance on The Late Show last night to pump up The September Issue and her shopping initiative, Fashion’s Night Out. Ms. Wintour didn’t shock us with a sudden bout of warmth and cheerfulness, but showed some sharp humour–the title above is a self assessment based on epithets she read in the newspaper. Dave asked such standard questions as (I’m paraphrasing): Are you really such a hard ass? How can you be fashionable with no money? (Answer: Buy a lipstick, which we totally agree with). Letterman didn’t seem to have the highest opinion of fashion–he brushed off Wintour’s suggestion of Thom Browne (she was making fun of him), stated that he didn’t know anyone with a fashion budget (which we doubt is true) and wondered if the magazine’s fabled last minute reshoots are the norm: “Absolutely. As it is for a TV show, I mean, you guys didn’t even call me til Friday.” Ouch.

Note to interviewers: Anna will never cop to The Devil Wears Prada being about her, so please, stop trying.

Clip after the jump.

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