Condé Nast quashes Anna Wintour exit rumours; Vogue editor to stay 'indefinitely'
Wintour 'integral to the future of our company's transformation,' says chief exec
"Anna Wintour is an incredibly talented and creative leader whose influence is beyond measure. She is integral to the future of our company's transformation and has agreed to work with me indefinitely in her role as @voguemagazine editor-in-chief and artistic director of Condé Nast," Condé Nast chief executive Bob Sauerberg said in a statement on the company's Twitter feed.
"...in her role as <a href="https://twitter.com/voguemagazine?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@voguemagazine</a> editor-in-chief and artistic director of Condé Nast." 2/2—@CondeNast
Wintour, 68, known for her large sunglasses, pageboy haircut, and aloof public profile, has been editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine since 1988.
Rumours that she was about to step down or be pushed aside have been swirling in the fashion industry for weeks.
Women's Wear Daily wrote earlier this month that speculation about her exit "has reached a crescendo louder than a tea kettle on full boil."
London-born Wintour has a towering influence in the fashion world, which was only boosted by 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep as a formidable magazine editor thought to be based on her.
Wintour was promoted to artistic director of Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher, in 2013.