vogue’s creative director and editor-in-chief, grace coddington and anna wintour, respectively, despite styling and promoting new looks every month, have both comfortably settled into their own individual fashion groove. coddington sticks with black (occasionally there’s a white shirt instead), and always pants. wintour favors a full skirt cut to the knee, with a fitted top nipped in at the waist, and heels. (an aside: it is interesting that these 2 inseparable colleagues seem to dress in a way that underscores their partnership. anna is the more colorful femme to grace’s dark mannish style.) their hair is perhaps their more famous unwavering accessory. the big red bush and the compact bob. (also, curiously, opposites.) neither is going to go dark or light, longer or shorter, despite the fabulous new trend surely to be found in their magazine. coddington does not look ready to embellish her attire with a must-have accessory and i cannot imagine wintour in a tory burch tunic with the line’s famous flats. these women have decided what they are comfortable with and are sticking to it.
are these 2 embracing a uniform or demonstrating personal style? their choice is to be settled (somewhat rigidly) on what they’ve decided works for them.
is it easier to stop making new choices? any harm in just settling on what works, once and for all?
(pics are from style.com and i recognize that this is a semi-dramatization since these 2 real women might dress differently when not in the spotlight, but they do still illustrate the idea of a uniform quite effectively.)